For months now in most of my consultations in-person or on-line all over the country in US and Canada, my clients have been asking for the same thing. And it is this: “How can I eradicate beige and caramel/orange tones from my home and replace it with the cooler ‘trendy’ grays and whites”. I addressed this question in more detail in my newsletter last month. Subscribe here if you’d like to read it.
Creams and beiges were required with the earthy brown shades that we have been decorating with for the past 15 years (below) but now the colour pendulum is swinging back to the other side to the cooler tones (above).
Many of us think that brown and black furniture is ‘neutral’ and ‘timeless’. However if you purchased a brown sofa in the last 8 years when that trend was big, now you are probably craving a linen or white sofa because the trend is moving to cool. You bought the ‘neutral’ colour because you thought you wouldn’t get bored of it but now. . . you’re bored. Maybe.
My sister has had a dark blue sofa for 12 years and now that she is renovating and buying a new one, she still wants the same colour, but in a more classic style. The french roll arm, just like mine (she’s so smart).
Better to have bought a sofa in a great colour that you love (above) which then remains timeless to you! This way when the next trendy neutral arrives, you’ll still have a colour you love in your living room.
What colour is your Neutral?