Neutral tones are especially practical in the world of decoration because their neutrally means they can easily be teamed up with other colors. Warm colors make a room seem smaller and more homey, a place where we can retreat to unwind.
There are many techniques for increasing the expressiveness of the walls and for making your home a place where you feel at ease. Many neutral tones are associated with natural materials, stone, earth, wood, straw, sand or with artificial materials such as metal, glass, and concrete.
Here are ten household helpful hints for choosing colors and wall covering fabrics to decorate your home:
1. White and neutral tones are an ideal backdrop to make a work of art or tapestry stand out.
2. Neutral tones should be applied when a space is overloaded architecturally, or when we want something to fade into the background.
3. Neutral tones age well so they can be used where you do not redecorate, or touch up, very often; or if our intention is to specifically create an aged effect.
4. Variations on neutral tones are ideal for small rooms.
5. White and neutral tones are a great way of combining different decorative styles as they act as a neutral transition zone between one style and the other.
6. Gray metal or gray concrete, two neutral tones, are especially apt for creating modern ambience with a cutting edge feel.
7. Textured neutral tones, like limestone or temperate paint, are perfect for creating rustic effects.
8. Neutral tones fabrics, carpets, curtains, or tapestries are a great help when decorating because they go well with al the colors.
9. If you want a room steeped in neutral tones to be livelier, you can introduce a few dramatic color touches dark colors, even black, are a good solution.
10. A neutral tone is perfect for painting a wall or doors that you want to be inconspicuous.
About The Author:
Roger King has been involved in home interior painting for several years, and has been helping people find and review the best value for interior painting solutions.
Originally Posted by irlizard
This is a great forum; I’ve been reading for months and have just recently joined. This is my first cry for help. I need to know what type of white paint to use that will be good for all colors of trim and material accents. I always thought “white was white” and any color would go with it. WRONG! When I repainted my living room I found that the only color I could use for curtains was a smoky blue. I know this sounds strange but I have since talked to a few people that assure me there are different whites and getting the right one is important. What do I ask for? I would like a universal white that will take anything. Does one exist? Are there shades of white? Any help or ideas will be appreciated.
Also I have been using Glidden Paint and have never had a problem and it’s pretty inexpensive. I guess since I have no experience with the good stuff I don’t know what I’m missing