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Going Au Naturel
December 1st, 2021

Going Au Naturel

Going au naturel is all about embracing neutral colour schemes and introducing them into your home, through your choice of furnishings, furniture, and flooring. Doing so will offer the perfect backdrop for any colour palette you wish as its versatility is unmatched. The beauty of opting for a neutral colour palette is that you can constantly switch it up as your style evolves or even as the seasons change.

What colours are neutral tones?

Neutral colours are mostly defined as hues that appear to be without colour, and don’t typically appear on the colour wheel. Because of this, all neutral colours compliment primary and secondary colours. The most common neutral tones are brown, white, and grey, which are not surprisingly some of the most popular colours seen in current interior trends, including Cottagecore and Japandi.

What are warm and cool neutral tones?

Neutral colours can also be split out into warm and cool tones, both of which have their own distinct qualities. Warm neutral tones such as oak and rich walnut bring with them a lovely, fuzzy feeling that’s perfect for the winter months. Alternatively, cool neutral tones such as frosty greys offer a sense of calmness and soothing, ideal for rooms you want to relax in such as your bedroom or living room.

How to add neutral tones into your home?

Adding neutral tones into your home can be done in a variety of ways. One of the most impactful is with your choice of flooring as this covers the largest area and makes the biggest statement. You’re also spoilt for choice with our range of natural coloured floors as they’re available in many types – from beautiful oak solid wood to sumptuous beige carpets. It really is up to you and how you plan to use your space. When it comes to setting a relaxing mood, nothing quite hits the mark like natural flooring. Bringing balance, a natural floor will make for a room you want to spend time in.

On the other hand, if you want to keep your room’s colour scheme largely neutral but like to switch it up from time to time, the easiest way to add colour is with cushions or throws, lampshades or interchangeable furniture, such as pouffes or side tables. This is a great way of creating a fresh look with a timeless neutral base.

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