Your home will always be stylish with these 16 neutral-color decoration proposals

by Mark Bennett

November 24, 2023

Your home will always be stylish with these 16 neutral-color decoration proposals
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Neutral colors are found within a wide range of hues that span from white to brown, and include shades like ivory, ochre, cream, and beige. Neutral colors create a relaxing and timeless color palette that's perfect for creating a welcoming home environment. Regardless of your decorating style, neutral colors enhance the decor with a classic elegance that withstands the test of time.

While some might think that a neutral color palette could be boring, they certainly offer sophistication when contrasted other colors and surrounding materials in various textures.

If you're in the midst of decorating and are still in the planning phase, consider using a neutral color palette. Check out the 16 suggestions listed below:

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1. Dining room and kitchen

1. Dining room and kitchen

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For a neutral dining room or kitchen, choose beige-toned cushions, a wooden-framed mirror and a rope light fitting/shade. Now, your kitchen or dining room will feel timeless.

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A modern kitchen can be further enhanced by using a neutral palette for the furniture, reflected in the padding of the chairs and a few matching decorative elements.

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A neutral color palette will be perfect for giving your kitchen a clean feel. A simple raffia basket with decorative pumpkins, a curtain in a delicate shade of grey, wood and white ceramics for furnishing accessories - all these elements will convey a wonderful feeling of calm.

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Set up your tables in neutral tones. Choose tablecloths, runners and centerpieces that are in different shades of warm white, beige and ochre, augmented with accessories in raw cotton, burlap or jute.

2. Living room and the entrance

2. Living room and the entrance

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Create a delightful contrast between the neutral tones of the furnishing accessories and fabrics and a few details of a more saturated color such as a deep blue (for cushions) and/or a lively orange (for flower pots), and the green of surrounding plants.

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Beige and gray are the predominant colors of this living room, reflected in the furnishings and on the walls. Then, this look is accented with bolder shades in the warm, wood coffee table and the greenery.

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Play with different textures and geometric patterns to give a rustic look to a classic living room. The neutral tones will allow for the perfect symbiosis between more classic furnishing accessories and the rustic/boho/shabby-chic decorations such as the carpet, the window frames and macramé poufs.

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A living room entirely furnished and decorated in neutral tones has a very bright and spacious feel. At the same time, it is also warm and welcoming thanks to the softness brought in by the cushions and the carpet.

Beige and white reign supreme in a living room entirely decorated in natural tones: from the woven rope pouf to the curtains, from the ceramic vase with autumn-coloured leaves to the white books. Makes you want to immediately lie down and relax on the sofa, right?

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An entryway entirely decorated in neutral colors will be the perfect "welcoming committee" for your guests. Warm it up a bit by adding autumn foliage in white ceramic vases.

3. Bedroom

3. Bedroom

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A neutral bedroom will definitely help you get a good night's sleep. Choose from a palette of grays and beiges for the bed frame and linens - but also for the furnishing accessories and decorations on the walls and other surfaces.

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A triumph of white and beige will help you create your own oasis of calm even in the heart of a city centre. Even traffic noises will seem less invasive upon entering this room where white is used on the architectural elements and furnishing accessories, while beige acts as the decorative base/background. The only note of color: the bright flowers in the white ceramic vase.

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Natural materials for furnishing and decoration, a large painting that gives movement to the room with its different textures and bed linen in natural fabrics and neutral colors - all these elements will give your bedroom a timeless charm.

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4. Bathroom

4. Bathroom

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Furnishing accessories in shades of white, baskets in woven natural materials and white ceramic decorations will make your bathroom more beautiful, welcoming, relaxing and feel fresh and clean.

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You will feel like you're in a spa when in a bathroom with neutrally colored tiles and matching furnishing accessories. All that remains is to add wooden surfaces and large, woven baskets for storing your white towels.

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Balance a richly patterned tile floor with the neutral colors of furniture and accessories. Then, add some life to the room with a plant or two.

Have used neutral colors in your home?

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