Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Spring 2011 Neutrals
We've gone soft! Silver and taupe shades mix with dusty colours for Spring decorating. The look is soft and dreamy. How can you get a rich, romantic effect with neutrals, rather than a -- well, a neutral look?
Mix them up. Multiples tones and textures make your decor luminous, not noncommittal. We're seeing gleaming gold tone-on-tone stripes, multiple shades of natural linen, and lots of puffy cushions. The play of light on these neutrals gives them depth.
Suede or pearl finishes in paint support this effect.
Add soft colours like rose and green to mixed neutrals with ceramic, paint, or opaque glass. The effect is like pinning a flower onto a simple, neutral hat, or adding coloured beads to a metal chain.
Think about a hazy blue ceiling in a room with walls of grey or biscuit. The look is fresh and romantic without being too daring.
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