Maybe bright colors are fancy and trendy and optimistic, maybe they boosted fashion and advertisement industry onwards, however, most of us would hardly choose them to dress our house up.

Talking especially about coatings that refer to fixed and permanent structures, such as floor, kitchen or bathroom, even more if we talk about large wall-surfaces or furniture, we rarely end up to sharp or bright color options. On the contrary, we usually limit our choices as regards details, furniture, accessories and other decorative elements.

I will skip over both colors’ strength and their beneficial affection on our psychology; this is something in which we have gone through thoroughly here.

What I want to emphasize in this post concerns the neutral shades as a standard option for your home.

neutral shades

Let’s check all of them out from the very beginning:

Neutral shades refer to a huge range of anti-colors.

They consist of warm tones of gray ranging from the very light creamy-white to the very dark, almost black-grey or brown -keep them generally in mind as brown-grey as well- and the cold tints of gray.

neutral shades

All these anti-colors together, infinite in number, shape the huge colour spectrum of neutral tones and shades. This is the start of the so-called “neutral chromatic environment” -highlight that please!- that is the most simple and most elegant background as the safest option.

neutral shades


Endless combinations of neutral shades follow calm rhythms of a color harmony. Contrasts and tensions can be caused only by the direct confrontation between dark and light. To that respect someone could state that they stand static and boring. However, this idleness and neutrality that impose is the reason they are the ideal background to designate any, but any, other color.

neutral shades

In general, keep in mind that neutral shades:

are combined beautifully to each other,

match perfectly to white and pastel shades,

create the most secure background to bring out the textures of materials, furniture and other decorative elements and finally,

fit in any, but any, style of decoration you want to follow!




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