Neutral color palates are quite in-demand these days. Their earthy, low-key casual vibes are perfect for designing relaxing interior designs. However, it can be quite a challenge to embellish a space that has been done in a neutral color scheme. From the concept of the design to the contrast that develops naturally between two normal colors, everything is pulled upside-down on its head. So today, we’ll be sharing a few tips on how you can embellish your neutral color palate.
1. Tonal splash
Since neutral colors are extremely low-key in shade, they tend to have a monotonous effect on the space if they aren’t handled right. Sometimes, all you need is a single splash of color to make the most of your neutral color scheme. If you look at this image, you’ll see how the impact of that one bright red beanbag chair completely transforms the entire image of the otherwise neutral interior design.
2. Lighting accents
If there is anything that can create an interesting tonal diversity in a neutral color scheme, then it is a clever lighting accent. Note that you cannot be very obvious about it – the more subtle the lighting, the more tasteful you space is going to look. Recessed lighting that has been carefully designed can make a neutral palate look extremely attractive.
3. Material diversity
When you decide to apply neutral color palate, it is best that you don’t rely on just one or two materials. The constant repetition can end up looking inexpressive and aesthetically unpleasant. Instead, try to go for a diverse material scheme so that the visual diversity can be enhanced by simply switching the materials from one surface to another.
4. Geometric intervention
As far as actual design elements are concerned, you have to imbue a careful balance of rhythm and calm in the design in order for this kind of a color scheme to actually work. You can therefore use geometric patterns to enhance the neutrality of your color scheme.
5. Something stark
Neutral color schemes as a whole are extremely unchanging. There is a similarity between the tones that ends up making the space seem drab. In such cases, you have to use a stark color as a contrast in order to leech away the boring from the design. white is a good choice – it brings out a visual distortion in the space without looking out of place.