1. Immediately Create an Airy, Calming Space
As an art major and art history minor, I spent a ton of time studying color and the emotional impact it has. As soon as you walk in a space, you have an immediate response to it – from uneasy to calm, happy or anxious. Going neutral is such a simple way to create a sense of calm in an entryway or living space where guests and family feel entirely warm and welcomed.
Neutral doesn’t mean white or bland! You can incorporate subtle hues of colors that play off one another, with some white/cream/beige tones as your base.
2. Items are Easily Accessible
You’ll easily find many versatile pieces, from pillows to vases and more that fit within the neutral family. This allows you to source pieces quicker and at an affordable price point, at any skill level when it comes to home design.
3. Versatile, Flexible and Affordable
If you decorate for the seasons, it’s very simple to swap out little accents that give a nod to the holiday or temperature. You can use your neutral pieces as a base, without feeling like you have to spend a ton of money OR overhaul the space to balance that Christmas green and red.
4. It’s Timeless, not Trendy
Similar to the above, going neutral can save you time and money as pieces are more likely to stay in your home for years on end as opposed to the color of the year needing to be replaced once you’re over it – there’s nothing worse than painting a room 3 times over the years!
If you get the itch to incorporate something trendy, grab some inexpensive items like pillows or blankets to do so.
5. Easily Establish Your Own Style
Due to the neutral base, you can easily mix up wood and metal tones, as well as color palettes to make the space your own! Since accents are typically where you switch things up, you can slowly try new pieces to figure out if you are modern, rustic, country, boho, farmhouse – or a mix of all!