Friday, February 14, 2014

Classic neutral colors for the home

Neutral hues and color schemes provide a great base for any type of room, regardless of design and style. 

There are different kinds of white, with varying undertones, from yellowish to pinkish tones, which can make all the difference in your color palette.

Neutrals also offer a subtle backdrop to support fabulous furniture, colorful décor and interesting accent pieces. Here’s a list of all-round favorite neutral room colors… 

Crisp white

White brings a crisp and clean look to any space. There are different kinds of white, with varying undertones, from yellowish to pinkish tones, which can make all the difference in your color palette. 

Molding and trimming are usually painted white to create clean lines in a room. Having an all-white room, layering different white tones and textures, evokes an airy atmosphere. 

Flexible beige

Beige is an all-time favorite for many homeowners. This basic hue is flexible and subtle, making for a great base color for different home designs. It also provides an unobtrusive backdrop wall for a colorful wall art and paintings. 

Cool khaki

A cool alternative to beige, khaki has the versatility and subtlety of beige but with a cool undertone. This color works well in sunny rooms, as it balances yellowish daylight with its cool base. 

Bold chocolate

Most are wary of using a dark color in a room, but it all boils down to choosing the right hue. A deep chocolate brown is a rich and warm color that can also offer a stately elegant look. It is best used in the kitchen, where lighter cabinet surfaces can break up the boldness of the color. 

Handsome gray

Great for modern interiors, gray is a cool, neutral color. It evokes handsome appeal in darker shades and imparts a dusky ambiance in softer tones. Dark charcoal grays work well with beige and white in a modern home, as the stark contrast can highlight the clean lines. 

Balanced greige

A recent trend in neutral colors has given birth to a new classification of neutral colors. Greige refers to a soft gray with warm undertones. It embodies the perfect balance between the coolness of gray and warmth of beige and brown.


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