Decoration Tuesday, July 18th 2017.
Fine Paints of Europe’s Windsor Pink. A millennial pink that is neither juvenile nor sticky sweet. This isn’t a pink that leans toward peach color; rather, its grey undertones make it much duskier, more mature, and appropriate for use as a neutral. Like the trend toward lighter shades of greyish violet that we’ve already discussed, this ballet slipper-y pink is a popular paint color that adroitly blurs the line between masculine and feminine, friendly and poised.
Farrow & Ball’s Oval Room Blue. A grey blue that is a soft by darkened historic shade of blue. It is because of its deep undertones (keeping in mind that tones and shades refer to adding grey/black to a color, while tint is added white) that the blue feels so aged and classically timeless. It pairs beautifully with popular modern greys and creates a deep, cozy ambiance, yet the color provides a lovely, stable background against which vibrant accent colors can pop. Similarly, Restoration Hardware’s Dusk is a muted, sophisticated grey-blue that leans just slightly heavier toward the blue spectrum than other grey blues. The shade is soft enough that it can work almost as a neutral. Almost. But when paired with other neutrals, the color becomes a lovely harmonious thread that brings everything together. It is fresh without feeling zesty, delightful without overdoing.
How to use Neutral Colors? Oversimplifying things here, neutral colors are best used in interior design in one of two ways: (1) as a soft, often monochromatic space that exudes quiet warmth, or (2) as a nearly invisible backdrop for more dramatic colors and accents. For example, consider the difference in a room filled with soft hues such as beige, ivory, and elephant grey (calming) and one that incorporates black and white (dramatic). Tone-on-tone neutrals will always be more subtle than vibrant splashes of saturated neutral colors.
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