Choosing a neutral palette for the interior walls of your home is a wise choice for many reasons. Neutral colors are soothing, versatile, and sophisticated. They give you more room to be creative in choosing furnishings or accessories since they will match nearly everything.
However, neutral colors like beige, gray, taupe, and white can look drab and boring if left on their own. Learning how to properly accent a neutral color scheme is the key to bringing your neutral-themed home to life.
Adding pops of color to a neutral kitchen is easy. Look for curtain toppers in bold colors, floral, or printed designs.
Counter top appliances like blenders, mixers, coffee makers, and toasters are now available in nearly any color you desire. Pick your favorite color and run with it. You can't overwhelm a neutral color scheme. Choose colorful canisters and storage containers to add even more color.
Neutral living rooms
Choose accent lamps in bright colors. Look for picture frames in bold colors or designs. Purchase drapes in contrasting colors to draw attention to the room.
Add a large area rug to the center of the floor or in front of a fireplace in a bold print or design. For instance, a red or orange rug adds a big splash of color and will accent neutral walls well.
For additional pops of color, select a few throw pillows in different colors for the sofa.
Neutral dining rooms
Make the dining room table your focal point of the room. Buy place mats and chair cushions in bold hues. Look for detailed and colorful napkins and napkin holder rings.
A colorful vase of flowers in your favorite color is the perfect way to balance out a neutral color scheme. Add a swag of greenery or flowers over a doorway for additional color.
Since the bed is usually the focal point in a bedroom, take advantage of it. Choose a bedspread or comforter that makes a bold statement the moment you walk in the door.
Geometric bedding sets are a great choice for bringing a plain bedroom to life. With neutral walls, you can pick any design or color without it clashing with your paint scheme. Teenagers also love bedding sets in geometric designs.
Pick a color in the bedding that stands out to you and select curtains in a solid color to contrast well with the geometric bedding.
When you walk through a store and see towels and washcloths in a new color, you no longer have to resist the urge to buy them. Having neutral walls opens up endless color possibilities for bathroom accent pieces. You simply have to choose the color and design you love, and it will match perfectly with your bathroom walls.
While neutral colors can be quite uninspiring when left on their own, accenting them wisely is all it takes to bring them to life. Neutral colors open up endless decorating possibilities and may just be the smartest colors in home decorating and design.