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Nice and Neutral (Fall Decorating Series)

Design Tips

October 18, 2021

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News Flash! Using neutral colors in design does not = boring! In this post I’ll share some tips with you on how to

make your space fun and interesting when using neutral colors. I’ll go over the shoppable design I’ve created and

show you how to pull off this look in your home.

Nice and Neutral

Using neutral colors in design allows so many advantages as you create your new space.

Depending on the decorating plan, the earth tones of gray, white, and beige can be calm and peaceful or lovely and

sophisticated. Selecting neutrals for the main furniture pieces in a design is a smart move! You will likely want to

keep these pieces for a long time so this is a wise investment. You have flexibility in freshening the look of your

space by simply adding a splash of color with pillows and accessories. Seasonal decor can be used without fear of

colors clashing! I’m always moving things around in my home to change things up and having neutral pieces makes

this super easy.

Design Details and Tips

I remember the days in design when the answer to everything seemed to be “paint it black!” Black definitely works

as a neutral but having the right proportion in your color mix is essential. Using black to highlight different design

elements in your space is always classic. In the concept board, there are black accents in the light fixture,

chair and table legs, and in the pillow design. Just the right amount!

The shape and style of each piece makes more of a statement when neutral tones are used. The interesting lines of

the sofa and chair are front and center in this design and might not stand out as much if these pieces were

upholstered in a bold color.

The use of different textures come into play in an important way when using neutrals- the ironwork, fringed and

ribbed pillows, woven planter, stone table top, and mosaic mirror all create interest and dimension in this design.

Different styles can come together under the neutral umbrella. Here I’ve mixed a little bit of modern, a touch of

traditional and a splash of boho.

I love to incorporate natural elements to warm things up when using a color palette that includes gray. I

think gray and beige are fabulous together. It’s all a matter of choosing the tones that complement each other.

The subtle detail on the rug design and the colors in the abstract art piece serve as great inspiration and really pull

this look together.

Shop the Look

To shop this look, simply click on each item and you will be directed to a page with information on fabric,

measurements, and much more. This post contains affiliate links. This means that I may earn a small commission on

certain items at no extra cost to you. If you are interested in a custom design plan, book a free discovery call so we

can chat about your project!

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