Decorating with neutral colors creates a classic and clean look. However, if you love bright colors, like me, then you may wonder how to you can mix neutrals and yet still have a cheery home. Bright colors will keep your home from looking too sterile or too boring. There’s definitely an art to creating the same combination. Here are some tips on how to rescue your off-white or beige room!
Bring out Color with Accessories
If you have white or beige walls, you can add your color to your design scheme through the use of accessories. This is a good tip for renters who find themselves stuck with drab walls, and unable to paint. A pillow, lamp or rug can offer the color you want, and luckily, there’s no shortage of colorful home decor pieces.
Choose a Color Palette to Work With
You can choose your preferred bright color, then choose several shades of it to mix into the room. Sea greens and blues tie in well with the off-white and white palette shown here. The end effect is a cozy and welcoming room. Incorporate the color shades with lamps, pillows and decor pieces. You may even find a piece of artwork that uses the same colors.
Use Natural Materials
Natural materials are a great way to complete your neutral room design, because they evoke feelings of the outdoors and nature. Try adding a sisal rug or woven basket, or even vases of darkened tree branches as an accent piece. The natural elements will mix well with nice subtle pops of color throughout the room design.
Mix and Match
If you want to use neutral-colored furniture in your room design, avoid using matching pieces. Try to mix and match by choosing pieces that use similar neutral shades. See how well this grey and white sofa work together? Don’t be afraid to be little bold in your decorating, or mix high-end with low-end pieces either.
How to Mix Neutrals with Bright Colors
Speaking of the color grey…Grey is a neutral color that looks great with bright colors. Don’t be afraid of grey! Grey works well with purples, reds, blues, greens and more. Try a statement wall, a couch or a rug in grey. Just look at this gorgeous kids’ room!
Happy decorating with your neutral yet colorful room!