​10 designs that use neutral colour palettes to perfection | homify

​10 designs that use neutral colour palettes to perfection

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
IND Archdesign Mediterranean style living room
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We have so many options in terms of colours: cool naturals, warm earth tones, soft and tranquil pastels… And not to hate on a specific area of the colour wheel, but the truth is that there is something irresistibly alluring about a neutral colour palette, turning even the smallest space into a grand design. 

Yes, when it comes to giving a room (whether it’s a kitchenliving roomstudy or whatever) a soft and inviting look and feel, whites, off-whites, greys, browns and beiges are definitely the go-to options.

Not sure you agree with us? Simply scroll down and let these images speak for themselves…

1. White, warm wood and aluminium combine to form a bright, cosy and inspiring space for this seductive kitchen.

2. The same tones return to style up this sophisticated open-plan living- and dining room.

3. Even though very few hues are used, their combination is still super creative in this eye-catching bedroom.

4. The fact that attractive designs are present (like that staircase or the coffee tables) enhances these neutral tones’ style power even more.

5. See how fabulously the warm earthy hues complement the monochrome-like design of this living room?

6. Of course neutral colours can also serve to contrast with brighter, more striking tones, as we can see in this exciting kitchen.

Kitchen and Lighting homify Modern kitchen

Kitchen and Lighting


7. What do you get when you mix classic furniture with rustic/modern architecture, all coated in neutral tones? Supreme elegancy, that’s what!

8. And when the right view is added, the tranquillity of the space is enhanced even more.

9. Never forget that fresh splashes of plants and flowers can be the ideal touches to complement those soft neutral hues.

​10. The main advantage of a soft, neutral colour palette? Visual spaciousness, especially once natural light is added to the picture.

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Where in your house would you like to add such a soft, neutral colour palette?
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