Recently, neutrals have been getting a bit of a bad rap. Some may go as far as to say that neutrals are boring, stale and tiresome. But this could not be further from the truth, after all these colours don’t become “interior design classics” for no reason!

 Neutrals are a critical element for a successful interior design theme and should not be overlooked. A neutral colour scheme should be seen as an investment that will allow your interiors to grow with you. Utilising neutrals for key design elements such as your blinds can provide the perfect canvas for you to add accents that keep your interiors up-to-date and fresh each season.

To be technical, neutral colours can be defined as colours that are not typically found on the colour wheel. This is because they incorporate shades of white, black, grey, beige, brown, ivory and taupe.

Ultimately neutral colours are stylistically versatile, whether you are aiming for coastal, contemporary, rustic, classic or eclectic; neutrals are both relevant and essential across all interior design themes.

Neutrals can convey a variety of moods. For example, light greys and white shades can create a sense of space and cleanliness while dark grey and taupe can create feelings of cosiness and warmth. In terms of making a statement, with neutrals this can be done by utilizing strong neutral tones.

Neutrals also have a fantastic ability to effortlessly emphasize texture and furnishings. Texture is essential for creating a welcoming and comfortable home. Think of the welcoming feeling you can envision when picturing an ivory linen bed with fluffy textured beige pillows. Put simply neutrals are far more capable of conveying texture compared to a hot pink duvet cover or lime green pillow cases.

Another often overlooked benefit of neutrals is that you’ll never grow tired of them, they’re timeless and classic. However, if you decide that you want to change things up you can add some vibrant colours to your interior by simply buying some brightly coloured throw blankets, photo frames or flowers. This way you get to change the mood of your interior while not compromising the timeless, welcoming and sophisticated benefits of neutrals.

Nordic Blinds has more than 400 fabrics and 250 colours to choose from, achieving neutral nuance is a breeze with help from the Nordic Blinds team.

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