For all those who think bold colors add character to a particular space, time has come to put your thinking caps again. Yes, Neutral is the new In-Thing!
Bold is Beautiful but Neutral is Calm, these colors include the shades, tints and hues of black, white, gray, and brown- the colors arising from mother earth like those you can see in rocks, sand, clay and dirt.
Bright colors like reds, pinks and yellows symbolize the passion, energy while these greys, browns and beiges indicate harmony, serenity, modesty which is perfect for a place like a bedroom. Have a look at the images below for neutral colored bedroom ideas and let your eyes speak for your mouth.
Choosing the Right Textures
Monochrome walls and elements, besides lending restful ambience, serve as a perfect backdrop allowing the fabrics and furniture to stand out. Assorted Textures in a room which go unnoticed in a bright color scheme, these soft and soothing hues can literally help the rich textures and comforting patterns come to the foreground.
One can go for textures like hand-woven wool rugs, silk and satin draperies, embroidered bed runners, leather headboards, rich woods, warming velvets, vinyl wall covering with metallic or gold leaf inlays or bold and colorful accent throw cushions to bring more spice to the space. Some of them have been conceptualized in the picture shown.
Creating Contrast by Blending Chorus of Colors
One can create unmatched contrast by keeping the base colors to be light like white, ivory or grey and adding the vibes of antique bronze, ash grey, bistre brown or other darker shades which can turn the space alive and add more interest to the overall scheme. But just be careful with the experiments- experiments without the right direction can result in real design-disasters! The pictures below can help in finding the correct inspiration
Weaving a Timeless Space..
Some people can relate the neutral colors to suit the elderly age group persons’ bedrooms. No, dear friends! If you are one of those let us just debug the myth from your mind. Here’s how you can add grace to the space, be it a kids’ bedroom or a grandparents room, by intelligently choosing the fabrics, furniture and furnishings.
A kids’ room with these monochromatic schemes can be interpreted as a neutral canvas to paint their dreams on by adding the design elements like area rugs, paper mache lamps hung on the ceiling, wall hung art pieces, decorative mirrors or even creative bed structures while a room for elders can have innumerable accessories like floor-mounted sculptures, metallic chandeliers or elegant pendant lamps, table lamps, extraordinary coffee tables and armchairs. Fabrics in draperies, rugs, cushions and upholsteries can also play an important role in depicting an ageless space.
A few examples of kids’ bedrooms-
While a bedroom belonging to elder age groups can look like-
Neutral is Perennial..
We, the humans easily grow tired of monotony be it our routine, people, the things around us or just be the room décor. By choosing a universal scheme, you can allow yourself for adding more design choices playing around with the shades and tints of grey, blue, Ivory, taupe, russet, fawn and much more keeping the options open for flexibility in future.
These unbiased schemes speak the language of calmness, relaxation, versatility, glamour and grace and will always look classic and well settled inviting the eyes to visualize serenity, harmony and integrity.
All in all, with a perfect blend of colors, texture and patterns, one can literally transform mere blocks of mud, bricks and woods into a room full of thoughts, moods and emotions!