We have made a selection of our favorite rooms decorated in neutral tones and we leave you the best keys to decorate yours. The decoration of our living room is one of the most important. This room is the nerve center of our home and that is why we have to give it the attention it needs. All the inhabitants of the house converge in the living room and it is the first impression that people who come from outside receive. In addition, it is one of the areas where we spend the most time and that is why we have to make it as beautiful, functional and cozy as possible.
Whatever decoration style you choose for your living room, there is a color palette with which you will always hit the mark and that is the neutral tones. With the combination of these colors we are able to create a grated-style living room ideal to enjoy with the family. Of course, one of the precautions that we must take when decorating our entire living room with these types of colors is that we run the risk of creating a flat space without personality. To avoid this, we leave you the best keys to combine these colors and achieve a sensational living room in neutral tones.
KEYS TO DECORATE THE LIVING ROOM IN NEUTRAL TONES
The first thing we have to differentiate is that neutral tones are not synonymous only with the Nordic style , all the decoration styles that you can imagine can be reinterpreted in this color palette. The way to use these tones is very simple, you have to go from the lightest to the darkest, that is, a white or beige base, the main furniture in gray or earth colors and the accessories in more intense tones such as black. In this way we achieve better illuminated spaces with a feeling of greater spaciousness.
Give your walls personality, using wallpaper, changing the color of a brick wall, with strategically placed paintings … Look for the pieces to which you want to give prominence and, even if they are in neutral colors, that have their own style. In this case it is usually the sofa, the armchairs or the coffee table. Do not give up the plants in your living room, the green tones will contrast perfectly against the neutral palette. And don’t forget to dress your floors with rugs to give it more warmth.
File the best ideas in these 25 examples that we leave you of rooms decorated in neutral tones.
1- TO FLOWER OF SKIN
One way for an interior with few colors to be interesting and not cold is to give a touch of warmth with textures, as in this room, where they have placed a leather pouf.
2- GOOD STARTING POINT
Living rooms with interesting architectural elements, such as these arched windows, are the perfect place for a total look with neutral tones.
3- 50 SHADES OF GRAY
If you choose to use a single color, such as gray, look for pieces in lighter and darker tones to add depth to the combination.
4- NEUTRAL, BUT VARIED
In this loft they have managed to give the space personality by painting each wall with a different neutral tone and adding texture with the exposed brick.
5- HAS FABRIC
Textiles are a perfect opportunity to provide textures. In this room they have combined cottons, linens, wool, crochet, fur.
If your house has dream views and you want them to be the focus of attention, neutral tones will be your allies. As a sample, this room decorated in white.
Sometimes the neutral tones are given to us by architectural elements, like this stone wall in this 19th century house.
8- THERE IS HOPE
Not only white, black and beige are neutral colors. All those who do not compete for the attention of those who observe them, too, like this dark green in this living room with a gabled ceiling.
9- HIT IT!
Bamboo, wicker or rattan will help you introduce textures in a room decorated in neutral tones without adding discordant colors.
10- MIX OF ERAS
Not only the textures subtract monotony to a room in neutral tones. Combining pieces from different periods is a very good way to give more character to the room.
The rustic style is especially comfortable in neutral tones, especially in beige.
12- OPTIMAL CONDITIONS
Exposed brick, Catalan vault, wooden floors… The serene colors find their perfect habitat here.
13- AT BAY
Playing safe with colors allows you to experiment with patterns. In this room, they have dared with maxi stripes on the carpet and mini stripes on the chaise longue.
14- ETHNIC TOUCHES
In this room decorated in white, black and gray, a basket and a rug with an ethnic pattern are the perfect touch to subtract solemnity.
15- SEASON CHANGE
Neutral colors are a perfect base on which to try new things. Decorating your living room with furniture in brown tones will allow you to modify the style just by changing the color of the accessories.
16- PERFECT CONTRAST
To visually lighten this room decorated with classic moldings, we opted for a black and white decoration and simple lines.
17- IN BLACK AND WHITE
If you want to just use black and white and escape a boring result, combine patterns and textures, as in this image.
18- INCOMPARABLE FRAMES
Some white frames on a wall of the same color, as they have done on the sofa in this image, manages to add an interesting touch without breaking the harmony.
19- OUT MONOTONY
Another proof of how textures and art can detract from a neutral color interior.
20- SERENE LIVING ROOM
The leather, wood and wrought iron of the furniture take center stage thanks to the stone tones of the decoration.
Neutral tones will not only make your living room calm (visually speaking), but also make it appear more orderly.
22- ATTENTION: CURVES
How to get an interesting room without almost using color? Pay attention to the shapes: a chair with curved lines, like this rocking chair from the Eames, is a good element to add character to the space.
23- GRAY AND GREEN
In this room in Barcelona, the Egue y Seta studio used gray tones, a small touch of green, diamond patterns and lots of wood.
Beige, dark gray and a consistent display of patterns make this neutral-toned living room comfortable and welcoming.
25- COMFORT ZONE
A good wool rug makes a black and white living room become an area that calls to rest and disconnect from the world.