Neutral Colors Tips in Interiors, from West London High-end Interior Designer
Using neutral colours like whites, greys, beige, brown, creams and other earthly tones in your homes have several interior design benefits and advantages. They are considered everlasting, unbiased, and have the glory of being used with all other colours beautifully.
Although a very common and popular home decor strategy, many people believe that neutrals make a room look boring and plain. We collaborate with West London's renowned interior design studio, KOJA Design. The director, Natalie reveals her top tips on using neutral colours without it looking plain.
7 Best Tips to Use Neutral Colors in Interior Design
1. Bring in a Little Texture
The factor of looking plain and boring is reduced significantly by the addition of various textures in a room. You can add textured and woven fabrics as upholstery on your furniture or throw in some cushions. Velvets, leather, and other textured materials are best to add a little warmth to your décor.
2. Addition of Patterns
The plain smooth look of neutral colours is broken with the help of contrasting patterns in bright and coordinating colours. You also opt to use the same palette and shades of colours, but outlining the pattern makes it prominent and attractive.
Patterns help to contrast.
3. Use A Mix of Shades
Using one single colour can make things a little boring. When you improvise your interior with different shades and hues of the same colour you make it more interesting and appealing to the eye. Light, dark, medium, and varied shades of neutral colours give your objects depth and warmth.
4. Neutral is Not Equal to Beige
Most people relate neutral colours to beige and other light-coloured tones of beige. However, there is a large palette to play with even when you use neutrals. You can add blacks, dark brown, and even golds and silvers to make your room look beautiful. Many of the soft pastel shades of greens and blues can make a different and unique style.
You can add blacks, dark brown, and even golds and silvers to make your room look beautiful.
5. Select a Mix of Materials
Having neutral colours of walls and furniture can sometimes add monotony to your décor. To break this you can opt for using objects and accessories made from a variety of materials like glass, wood, metal, and different alloys. It is the best way to highlight some warmth and spark some interest in a neutral room.
6. It is OK to Add Some Color
In an all-neutral coloured room, adding a bit of brightness and loudness is what can make a difference. Using a high contrasting rug, wall hanging or a centrepiece can make a huge impact on the look of the room.
7. Use Large Objects
The proper placement of one large centrepiece or piece of furniture can grab the attention of the visitor in the first look. Using vivid patterned or large-sized object can make an otherwise plain room look highly interesting.
All these tips by Natalie apply to different colour schemes and shades. But what is most important to understand is that decorating your home requires your personal touch. Incorporating objects that you love, have built memories with, and are significant to you and the people around you, is what makes a room interesting.