Neutrals are often seen as dull or boring, but they can make your home look modern and sophisitcated, when used the right way!
Here are three tips and tricks on using neutral colours effectively.
Layer to create interest
Blending warm neutrals in various hues, such as creams, off-whites and soft browns, adds warmth and cosiness to an open-concept space. Accessorise with statement furniture and decor pieces in darker colours to create focal points.
Choose different textures for depth
When picking materials and furnishings, go for different textures and finishes — matte and glossy materials, leather and silk upholstery, wooden and metallic accents, for example. The key is to contrast, so that your space doesn't look "flat"!
Enhance with lighting
Lighting is always important, but more so for a pale colour scheme, in order to complement the space and play up its mood. To prevent the light colours from reflecting too much harsh light, keep lighting low and soft, using low-wattage lamps and dimmable ceiling lights. Choose freestanding lamps with shades, to create a soft glow.