Decoration Tuesday, July 18th 2017.
Use Neutral Colors to Set the Tone. If your space is large and has access to plenty of natural light, you really have the entire neutral color spectrum to choose from; you really can’t go wrong. But if your space is perhaps a bit smaller and/or has limited natural light, you might be better off selecting a lighter tint of neutral that will brighten the space a bit. Darker walls are perfect when you want to create a cozy, intimate feeling in the room, but the effect can be off-putting when the room begins to feel cramped and dark.
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.
Although they are versatile and appropriate (and necessary) for any style of interior design, neutral colors work particularly well in contemporary interiors. This is because neutral colors allow fantastic architectural elements in modern design to become the focus (as opposed to bold colors taking that focus away from architecture).
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