Neutral…some call it white, some call it cream, others call it greige, and many might think to call it boring, but shame on them! A neutral colour pallette as a backdrop can serve as an excellent canvas to inject your style and substance into your home and onto you! When your walls don’t scream out loud, you can put the boldest rug down and use the most colourful accent pillows on your furniture without each element screaming for attention. When you wear a grey dress, or cream skirt, a red scarf, orange necklace, or bold shoe all totally pop. Neutrals work. They never get tired, and last through the ages and stages. They can work with any style, any colour scheme, and home, any body!
PARA PAINT Canadian Shield, Jetstream, Pina Colada
The palettes above are a small slice of some of the neutrals we have used in our homes over the years. OC 17 is our trim and ceiling colour (see my section Paint Samples under PAINT THE TOWN). The swatches above have been used in hallways, bathrooms, kids bedrooms, dens, kitchens, with much success and great workability.
Here is my roundup of every thing TEXTURAL and NEUTRAL in the world of design and fashion…enjoy!
Angle-Edged Console – ANTHROPOLOGIE
Heavy texture makes maximum impact for your furniture…imagine this with black accessories, or white, or mixed metals!
Bowen Table Lamp – CRATE & BARREL
A wonderful, big, put-it-anywhere-and-it-will-look-fabulous light.
Owen Herringbone Jute Rug – POTTERY BARN
I’ve got two of these (found on sale) in our family room. The feel on your bare feet is incredible!
Erikson Bench – ELTE
This has been on my radar for 4 years. It HAS to go in our Master Bedroom, as a stylish catch-all for the accent pillows.
Martens Round Coffee Table – RESTORATION HARDWARE
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a table, & not worry about stains? This aged elm table shows the love…perfect for the family room!
Droplet Glass Pendant – WEST ELM
Ethereal, organic, sparkly, dynamic, bold…need I say more?
Textured Zip-Neck Pullover – BANANA REPUBLIC
I always love a zig-zag zipper…this one has two!
Fontanela Heel – VINCE CAMUTO
Sculptural, textural, animal-printed fun! These heels scream neutral, but you’ll feel as bright as an orange wearing them!