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by Sparkk Studio May 09, 2017

"A neutral palette doesn't mean that a room will look monotonous... it draws attention to all the different elements that make it interesting."- Regina Lynch

Farrow & Ball

When it comes to interiors, 'neutral' covers a scope of possibilities - beige, ivory, taupe, black, grey, shades of white. "Shades of white?" some may ask. They may appear to be without colour, but in various applications these hues often have traces and undertones of other colours. For example, grey could have strong undertones of red or purple, while white could appear slightly yellow or blue.

Neutrals can be used to style interiors in two simple ways - either as an overall softened and classic look, or as a backdrop to help bring out the accents of a room.

Grace Garrett's Modern Mediterranean cushions / Kristina Lynne

Quick tips for styling neutrals -

  • Use paint chip swatches as a guide to choose your range of harmonious hues.
  • Opt for lighter shades on the walls and darker for furniture - darker walls often make a room feel smaller, especially if there is little access to natural light.
  • Keep in mind that "cool accent colours work with cool neutrals, and warm accent colours work with warm neutrals" - Shaynna Blaze
  • Layer varying intensities of warm neutrals in the areas of your home you wish to make more inviting. The warmer spectrum will help avoid the clinical or sterile feel that white can induce.
  • Look to nature for inspiration - timber floors, wooden finishes and linen weaves are timeless elements that can connect you to your space.
Vogue Magazine / Freedom Australia / Three Birds Renovations
    Damoy / My Paradissi

    Head over to Sparkk's selection of Neutral cushions to layer in your space or browsearound for those pops of accent colours!

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