Whatever your taste is; using a neutral colour scheme creates a calm, cohesive and professional-looking home without any fuss. Using your favourite furniture, accessories and other decorating elements, whilst keeping to a neutral colour palette, will create an interior scheme that will never go out of style.
WHAT ARE NEUTRAL COLOURS?
Neutrals for interior design include beige, ivory, taupe, cream, black, grey and shades of white. Using natural materials like wood, wool, cotton, rattan and pottery in your neutral decoration scheme is an easy way to pull in those natural shades too.
Within this family of neutral colours, there are numerous variations of either cool or warm tones, all of which can also be brought in using fabrics, wallpaper, paint, soft furnishings and kitchen finishes too.
TIP: It’s best to try test samples before you totally commit. The shade you love may look totally different next to your other decorative choices in situ.
ADD DRAMA WITH BLACK OR DARK BROWN
If you’d like to make more of a statement, but want to keep a neutral scheme throughout your home, try adding some black furniture, ornaments and mirrors. These will act as a strong contrast to your natural scheme, whilst still sticking to a natural palette.
Black can make your scheme pop and is super cool in any interior space. If you want a slightly softer contrast, try a dark brown instead. Here are a few examples of darker accessories you could implement into your interior:
ADDING LUXURY WITH METALLICS
Another way to add drama to a neutral scheme is to sprinkle metallic accessories such as art, mirrors, candle holders, cutlery, ornaments & other decorative pieces throughout your entire home. This design trick adds reflective surfaces and a subtle shine, as well as a touch of sophistication and decadence to your look.
There are a lot of pieces from Micucci Interiors collection with gold, brass or copper accents, which will add warmth to your neutral tones. For a cooler look, add silver-coloured accessories to your scheme. Here are a few ideas:
EXPERIMENT WITH COLOUR
Neutral elements always stay in vogue, but you may want to add a pop of your favourite colour into the mix.
Keep the neutral theme as your canvas and add another stronger colour as a contrast, such as lilac, blue or mint – all in the top 10 paint trends for this year. When you fancy a change, it’s cheaper and easier just to swap out your coloured accessories and repaint or re-paper a feature wall with another colour to change your look, without having to totally redecorate the whole space.
Different finishes of paint such as gloss, satin, eggshell or matt reflect light in different ways, so you can get different effects and textures within a close neutral palette by using them together.
Neutral walls can really make artwork or other statement pieces such as mirrors, pop.
TIP: Plants, fake or real, add to the overall natural effect, whilst bringing a different colour into the mix and are another way to create bright focal points.