Neutral color schemes are all the rage in modern and contemporary interior designs these days. They have a way of making a space look inherently charming and elegant as compared to bold color schemes. However, if used incorrectly, your homes can end up looking bland and monotonous. So today, we’re going to feature 5 ways you can embellish your neutral themed interior designs.
1. Neutral on neutral
This image shows a great example of how you can break the monotony of the neutral color scheme without breaking the character of a space. While the overall color scheme really is very light and natural, it is the diversity in the color tones that keeps the space from looking boring. The beige sofa, the textured floor tiles, brown curtains and woodsy media wall all combine to feature the best neutral theme aesthetic possible.
2. Glazed floor
Flooring is quite usually the most underrated part of any interior design, but even more so when you’re working with neutral colors. People generally choose a generic white tile and call it quits. However, you need to carefully consider the tone of your flooring to complement your neutral themed interior design. The coral textured glazed tile in this image is a perfect example of how to choose attractive flooring to complement your neutral color schemes.
3. Complement by lighting
Good lighting is a linchpin that can make or break your typical neutral themed interior designs. You can use opaque light fixtures and recessed lighting to make the neutral color scheme see more glamorous. This image shows how you can use small lighting interventions to spice up the whole design and bring out the best of your typical neutral color scheme.
4. Powdered and whites
You should try experimenting with various lighter colors to complement your neutral theme. For example, if your neutral palate consists of browns and beiges, then try to complement it with some pastels. This kitchen interior design is a great example of how the light powder blue tint of the backsplash can complement the overall theme of the space.
5. Offset with contrast
Lastly, another great idea to make your neutral themed interior designs pop is by offsetting them with contrasting colors. This contrasting object has to be in the backdrop while the neutral colors take the center stage. This bedroom interior design is a good example of this technique, where the dark hued floor provides a nice, dark color contrast to the lighter palate used in the rest of the room.