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50 shades of neutral


50 shades of neutral

You don’t need to go bright and bold to make a stylish statement.

What is a neutral palette?

In simple terms, neutral hues are without colour, meaning they don’t generally appear on the colour wheel. White, black and varying tones of cream, taupe and grey are popular neutral tones used in home styling.

How to use

Start with a neutral base and add interest with texture and pattern. We like the soft yet tactile Palma cushion from Domayne, Maroochydore Homemaker Centre.

Pastel pop

This soothing space perfectly illustrates how a restrained use of colour can create a contemporary and stylish retreat. If you feel the need to add a splash of colour, artwork is the ideal way to inject a primary tone. While we love the simplicity of the art pictured here, a framed portrait or abstract canvas in green or blue hues would work beautifully.


The GlobeWest Normandy outdoor chair in aged teak is available from Blink Living Retail, Noosaville.

Despite appearing to be void of colour, neutrals can still carry underlying tones. For example, a grey may have a blue undertone, while a beige might throw off a slight pink colour. When choosing your paint, wallpaper or fabric, be sure to test samples under both natural and artificial light.

We love

The Nature’s Way canvas art print from Urban Road.

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