When you go away from the hotter colors of the spectrum—red, orange, and yellow—and toward the cooler colors of green, blue, and purple, you’ve arrived in the world of neutrals. Neutrals, which include all shades of brown, gray, black, and white, are both loved and reviled for their tendency to be “too safe,” “unexciting,” or “drab.” They are loved for their safety, versatility, ability to play well with others, and soothing vibes, but reviled for the same tendency to be “too safe,” “unexciting,” or “drab.” In actuality, if done well, neutrals can be just as attractive, dramatic, elegant, and yes, even high contrast.
Photos and Ideas For a Beautiful Neutral Bedroom
There’s no reason to settle for boring just because you’re stuck with apartment-rental-beige Swiss coffee or prefer a palette that screams in a whisper rather than a scream. Take a look at the lovely bedrooms displayed below for proof. Although they are mostly painted in neutrals, none of them are uninteresting, overly safe, or lacking in style. This is how neutrals should be done.
accentuated with gauzy pale white accents There isn’t a single bright or primary color in sight in this dreamy, dramatic, and romantic design. Adding plenty of soft fabric touches to a room with dark walls, such as this one, keeps the look intimate and romantic rather than terrifying or cave-like. Beautiful.
Serene and Clean
The minimalist design style is free of clutter and needless items, and it exudes a clean, calm vibe that is ideal for the bedroom. While a stark, frigid palette of black, gray, and white is frequently associated with this quiet decorating style, a palette of earth-tone neutrals also works well with this tranquil decorating style, offering a warm welcome. Note that minimalist does not imply a lack of individuality, flair, or ornamentation. The greatest minimalist rooms include fascinating lighting, well-chosen artwork, and furnishings that make the space feel welcoming rather than antiseptic.
Pick a theme and stick to it.
Do you wish to avoid the drabness of an all-neutral bedroom? Using a decorating theme rather than a generic bedroom style is one way to add a lot of pizzazz. Although the lovely bedroom displayed here is a great example of Southwestern country design, you could employ a neutral color scheme with nearly any other decorating motif. It’s important to understand that minimalist does not imply a lack of personality, style, or ornamentation. The greatest minimalist rooms have unique lighting, well-chosen artwork, and furnishings that make the space feel welcoming rather than cold.
Pick a theme for your party.
Do you wish to avoid the monotony of an all-neutral bedroom? Using a decorative theme instead of a generic bedroom style is one way to add a lot of pizzazz. Although the stunning bedroom displayed here is an excellent example of Southwestern country design, a neutral color scheme could be used with practically any other decorating motif. To re-create the appearance seen here, you won’t even need to mask off your stripes; at first glance, it appears to be log walls with heavy plaster between the boards, but it’s actually just badly painted brown lines against a white backdrop. Of course, you’re only limited by your creativity. If you want a more modern look, paint flawless lines, or add dots, leopard print, geometrics, or a simple mural of silhouetted figures. Do you have any doubts about your freehand artistic abilities? Then go to your local craft store or Amazon.com to find a huge assortment of stencils in almost any design you can imagine.
Get a Rustic Look
The combination of neutral colors and rustic design is like peanut butter and jelly: each is delicious on its own, but when combined, the whole is better than the sum of its parts. Rustic style’s inherent roughness, informal comfort, and limitless texture in the cracks and crevices of aged wood are what make it so appealing. Neutrals are pleasing to the eye, relaxing, and inviting. When you combine those elements, you have a bedroom that virtually beckons you to come in, forget about your worries, and stretch out for some much-needed relaxation. The light fixture, bedside lamp, clock over the bed, and metal bed frame are just a few of the minor details in this modern rustic bedroom. That’s the key to making a rustic area look deliberate and stylish rather than outdated and neglected.
Do you want to add a touch of sparkle and glam to a neutral décor scheme? Mirrors, glass or crystal lighting fixtures, gold or silver frames or furniture trim, shiny textiles such as satin, a polished wood floor, and a few reflective objects can all be used to create a sense of glitz. Make the shine confined to tiny locations throughout the room and let the metallic or reflective surfaces be the stars of the space to keep the effect glamorous—not gaudy. To put it another way, if you’re working with a lot of gleam, keep other accessories and artwork to a minimum.