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Neutral colours are the easiest go to for walls. They can create a warm, inviting canvas for any style. They can also create a relaxing and refreshing vibe. They are perfect if you like to change things around like colours, materials and patterns in the soft furnishings or décor. Neutral colours also play a great supporting role to pretty much any colour so choosing an accent colour – whether complementary or contrasting – becomes a lot easier.
WHAT ARE NEUTRAL COLOURS?
Do not mistake neutral colours for a lazy or mundane choice. When we think of neutral shades for wall painting ideas for the home, we think of white, beige or grey. But the neutral colour spectrum has expanded a lot, especially in the field of interior design. The choice is abundant because there are numerous shades to pick from. Just take a look at how many paint shades of white there are! When looking through room painting design ideas or colour swatches, you will also notice cool and warm toned neutrals as well as those with colour undertones. For example, beige can have undertones of pink, grey, tan or even yellow.
HOW TO USE NEUTRAL COLOURS?
Broadly, there are two ways to use neutral colours in house design. You could keep the focus on the neutrals by layering complementary neutral shades. For example, choose a light neutral paint colour for the walls and slightly deeper shades for upholstery and soft furnishings. Think of a cream, beige and taupe colour scheme where wood furniture and natural materials like a cane armchair, stone wall cladding or jute fabric cushions add visual interest. The other way to use neutral colours is as a background to vibrant, bold or deep colours. You can bring these colours in through upholstery, soft furnishings, decorative objects and art.
So, now that you have an idea of what neutral colours are and how to use them, read on for our picks of classic neutral paint colours from Asian Paints that will never go out of style.
1. Love Song
Colour Code: L144
Working perfectly in any room and expansive walls, Love Song is a sophisticated pale shade of creamy white. If you are looking for versatile room painting designs, Love Song plays well with other neutral shades as well as striking ones like teal, burnt orange and eggplant – though this shade would work with a host of brighter and darker colours. Natural light will dance off this colour, making your room look airy and bright.
Colour Code: 0766
With the palest hint of a pink undertone, Purity-N is an easy-going shade. It adds a touch of warmth and comfort to your spaces. Another neutral shade that can be used in any room, Purity-N pairs exceptionally well with shades of grey, darker browns, sunny yellows, pumpkin orange and soothing sage green.
3. Tear Drop
Colour Code 9244
If you are looking for soothing wall painting ideas for the home, Tear Drop might just be right up your alley. This subdued shade with the tiniest wisp of blue makes one think of refreshing mountain air at dawn. If you want to pair it with shades of blue, consider shades like imperial blue, slate blue, grey blue, dusty blue and duck egg blue. It also works well with shades of beige, taupe, deep plum and mustard yellow. Light to medium-honey wood furniture works perfectly with this shade.
4. Grape Delight
Colour Code 8220
A wonderful shade for your living room walls, Grape Delight feature a hint of a dusty lilac undertone. This delicate, soft shade is a great backdrop for black and white interiors but also pairs well with nautical blues, pale yellows and deep teal.
5. Dusky Iris
Colour Code 7235
This tranquil neutral shade with a whisper of blue-grey works really well with natural materials, darker greys, deep oranges and forest greens. The shade will lend an air of elegance to any room and is a great way to brighten dark interiors.
6. Winter Morn
Colour Code: 7228
A crisp and refreshing neutral shade, Winter Morn has the tiniest hint of cool blue to uplift your mood. This is a wonderful background colour if you like the look of white wainscoting or moldings on the wall. The shade works very well with bright shades of blue like Pigeon Crest (Colour Code: X148), Deep Firozi-I (Colour Code: X164), Royal Wave (Colour Code: X143) and Cairo Blue-N (Colour Code: 9653). Accent colours that pair well with this shade are terracottas, sunny yellows and blushing pinks.
Colour Code: 7251
In the same colour family as Winter Morn, Fairytale has a more noticeable blue undertone. If you are looking for neutral wall painting ideas for the home in the range of pale blue, this could just be the shade for you. This crisp, refreshing and utterly soothing neutral colour lends a timeless appeal to any décor style. It works especially well with accent colours like Jade green and rose pinks. It also pairs well with light beige, taupe, warm grey and ivory.
8. Delicate Violet
Colour Code: 7164
Featuring the most subtle hint of soft violet, this classic neutral wall colour adds an elegant, almost romantic touch to your home. Pairing well with deeper blues and greys, Delicate Violet can also take on accents of fresh greens, inky blues and regal purples.
9. Misty Meadow
Colour Code: 7668
Misty Meadows is a creamy white with a subtle fresh green undertone. It’s immediately invigorating and can be used in any room. Pairing well with hunter green, peacock blue, and pale yellows, this classic neutral colour is perfect for those looking for a breath of fresh air.
Colour Code: 8300
We end our room painting design ideas list with this distinctive and gentle shade. A soft white with a greige undertone, this shade is as classic as it is versatile. It can work with cool ad warm toned colours, layer well with other neutrals and form a sophisticated background for pretty much any shade. The experts at Asian Paints recommends accent colours like a dusty purple – Black Currant-N (Colour Code: K058), a duck egg blue – Grand Bay (Color Code: 8273) or a bright teal like Hokkaido Coast-N (Colour Code: 9699).
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