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No Fail Neutrals

My favorite palette is a neutral palette. You may think that sounds boring, but there are so many ways to incorporate interest into your home and I believe your paint colour is not one of those ways!

Accessories, textures, lighting, furniture, drapery and textiles, artwork, the list goes on. These are the areas to spice up. But when it comes to that backdrop I like to keep it simple and neutral! The cost of hiring a painter and redoing those walls once you're sick of the ocean-blue living room after 2 years far outweighs the cost of adding new accessories. Plus, the look of simple and serene is one that I personally am just drawn to.



These are my favourite neutrals that I've used time and time again and that have never failed me! White Down is my favourite serene creamy neutral for a more traditional setting. Some people avoid that buttery colour but in the right situation I think it's just cozy and homey feeling. Meanwhile, Revere Pewter, Classic Gray, and Edgecomb Gray are my muddy gray neutrals. These are the go-to's for people wanting to go gray but keep things warmed up. Finally, Ballet White & Winds Breath are my sandy toned faves that have a smokey-beige base to them.

Four of these six colours are personally in my own home and they definitely flow together from room to room! A soft transition throughout the house is what I look for, rather than bold changes at every corner.

Have you used any of these colours or is there a neutral I haven't listed that you swear by? Let me know!


-Elise