Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Decorating with Beige & Neutrals

I must admit, that being the color fiend that I am -
I tend not to gravitate towards beige and neutral
tones. I'm usually the girl who's picking out vivid
jewel tones because I can't resist them. But I must
say that there is something to be said about the
peacefulness of a neutral room. I truly love the
rustic room above with the gorgeous wood floors
and trim for the tan colored headboard. It's quite
a beautiful room.

Here is a truly relaxing but beautifully
appointed beige and neutral room. No
color at all but still intriguing just the

Just because you might paint your walls in a
neutral tone doesn't mean you can't accent
with richer colors like this velvety chocolate
brown couch.

The above design by Danielle Mac of Fuse of Ireland
is such a gorgeous guest room that I think one would
be hard pressed to find someone who wouldn't want
to stay in a room like this. It has such a relaxing
atmosphere. I could totally nestle in a room like this
and read all day.

If beige is too light for your taste, a golden
caramel can add a little richness to any room.

Beige walls with orange as an
accent - it definitely works.

The red pair of chairs really pop
against this neutral colored room.

This room looks super comfy and lived in.

You don't need to stick to one color for your entire
home. As you can see here - the dining space is
quite a strong brick red and it's adjacent to a living
space that is done up in neutral tones. Neutral tones
are not necessarily for dazzling the eye but it soothes
the eye instead (which is something that everyone
needs as well.)

Beige organic cloth like the sheers above are
gorgeous in so many rooms including this

This is a neat space with a turquoise ceiling
paired with beige walls. It's not jarring to
the eyes but rather a unique combination.

Another gorgeous neutral bedroom!

Neutrals does not simply mean beige or tan.
It could mean any hue of color really that
can serve as a calm backdrop. In this case,
it's a neutral green color that graces the walls
of this living space.

Although the backs of the bookcases are painted in
a rich brown color, the rest of the walls are painted
in a tan color which brings the brown contrast out
of the book cases. The layered effect is sophisticated.

Do you prefer neutrals to sooth, or perhaps
sharp colors to dazzle the eye?

Photos from Domino