Layer neutrals to create interest

It’s easy to create a sophisticated neutral colour scheme. For depth and interest try painting the walls in a range of warm neutrals, such as oyster, stone and sand, like in this living room. Adding different textures like silk and fur in your soft furnishings will add even more diversity to the space.

A unified, modern look

For a modern, contemporary look, add cool neutral furniture in off-whites. Here, the polished concrete floor reflects light upwards, bouncing it around the room and increasing the sense of space. The floor also mirrors the colour of the ceiling, tying the room together.

Elegant finishes

To add warmth to a large space, use natural materials such as wooden furniture, cotton cushions and soft wool throws.

You’ll see that the different greys and variety of textures add layers of interest to this room, proving that neutral schemes don’t need bold accent colours. But if you’re keen to create contrast, a good trick is to add a few black accessories for a truly elegant finish.

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