When decorating a small home a really common bit of design advice includes decorating with neutrals in order to keep the space looking larger visually. While you gotta love what neutrals can do for a small room, they can get a little boring, especially if your idea of neutrals means beige, beige and more beige. In the last few years, designers have opened the way for a more adventurous use of the “new neutrals”. In fact, Benjamin Moore Paints has a whole new line called, The New Neutrals… and it’s far from boring! These colors include toned down versions of greys, plums, greens, golds and blues. They read as neutral as a pair of denim jeans, but creates a look far more interesting. The new Jeff Lewis Color line from Dunn-Edwards is a great choice as well…Here are some examples of the “new neutrals” and how they can be used in a small space. Put away the beige! The featured photo below shows you our picks for some of the best “new neutral colors” for today!
Purple can be a fantastic neutral for a room that is full of life and energy. It still fades into the background, but with some ooomph!
Greens are tranquil colors that blend with most accents. Use a grayed down version for the most neutral effect.
Greys are my favorite neutral, and they can be found in both warm and cool hues.
This neutral blue living room gives you a calming feeling without being cold.
Use the new neutral to create a more interesting design scheme in your small home, without overwhelming it with bright colors!Image Credits: Benjamin Moore