3 Living Rooms That Showcase The Beauty Of Neutrals
Sure, we love incorporating bold and interesting colors into our designs. But sometimes the best option for a shared space, like a living room, is to go full-blown neutral. We’re talking light walls and camel leather couches, wood floors and glass coffee tables (you get the idea.) The secret to creating a wow! neutral space is to layer in a mix of textures, prints and patterns. Also remember that a neutral palette does not mean an absence of color: shades of navy and gray, for example, qualify. And don't forget the plants, plenty of plants. These 3 of our recent living room projects make a strong case...
Fresh & Fun
As evidenced by this happy living room, neutrals know how to have fun. The stylish space is anchored by a gray sectional that’s a serious triple threat: sophisticated, comfortable and functional. Plus, its contrast against the white walls and amber wood floors is brilliant. Our designer met the clients’ request for seating that was great for TV watching and (supine) reading. Also undeniable here? The transformative powers of just-right accessories: The gold-accented coffee table, patterned rug, pillows (with saturated color) and art-gallery wall add playfulness in the best way possible. P.S. We’re beyond obsessed with the blond rattan-and-wood armchair.
Bright & Modern
Light and airy is the name of the game with the stunning living room. Our designer uses “mainly wood, lighter upholstery, a white media cabinet, and lighter side tables” to achieve the look. Here, we see exactly how mixing neutral textures creates a warm and sophisticated space: Everything from the linen-weave upholstered sectional, Moroccan tile and brass coffee table to the chevron-print rug, wicker lounge chair and faux-fur throw play a part. The sheer drapes help filter the light and the plants add a shot of life (and green).
Sleek & Simple
Once again, a gray sofa earns the MVP award. This version, in a deco-weave, is super sharp, fits the space perfectly and sets the tone for a sleek living area. You really get to see how darker shades (with the deep navy armchair and the rich chocolate media cabinet) can enhance a mostly neutral room. The mix of textures, colors and woods makes this a beautiful space. Although it has many of the hallmarks of traditional design style, modern and rustic touches (abstract art, wood and steel counter stools, a contemporary shaggy print rug) ensure this space is anything but ho-hum.