Some of the best interiors designers agree that certain colors can create a pared-down look that’s anything but austere. In fact, neutrals don’t have to be boring and when it comes to decorating, a neutral palette doesn’t always to start and end with beige or white. Sasha Bikoff, Henriette von Stockhausen and Anne Hepfer, are some of the experts in the field of interior design who are using these “new neutrals”. Read on to see the latest trends for Spring Design Inspiration using New Neutrals.
For New York-based designer Sasha Bikoff, pale pink is easy on the eye but still packs a punch. “I consider certain pinks neutral because of their nude, almost skin-like quality,” says the designer.
Blush has a cream and yellow base that makes it a neutral, as opposed to pinks with purple undertones, according to Bikoff. “The light blush in this living room works great as a backdrop to other neutrals and pops of color, like canary yellow, which complements the blush in a beautiful, unassuming way.”
According to UK-based designer Henriette von Stockhausen, silver is a new neutral capable of giving a streamlined look without compromising elegance.
“As light changes throughout the day, silver takes on different hues and reflects what is happening outside, and is most wonderful by candlelight during dinner parties,” says the designer.
Canadian designer Anne Hepfer recommends a pale blue-gray to create a neutral, soft palette.
I created a landscape using a paler shade of blue, and juxtaposed it with contrasting accents like earthy browns and metallic golds to offset the palette.”
Like these decor tips using neutral colors? In that case you might also want to read Neutral-Paletted Bedroom Designs for This Spring.