Move over cool grey and khaki – the new neutrals are in town, and they’re trending, big time. In fact, this collection of colours is one of this year’s hottest trends. From on the runway to in living rooms, the new neutrals are everywhere.
What are new neutrals?
New neutrals move away from more conventional, monochromatic neutrals to create hybrid hues of both warm and cooler colours. Taupe, for example, is defined by it’s cooler gray and earthy brown color. As it happens, Poised Taupe was named Sherwin-William’s 2017 Colour of the Year
And new neutrals venture into shades of more daring colours too, like soft blues (like Sky Blue), greens (like Sea Foam), yellows (like Marigold) and pinks (like Blush).
One of the most appealing features of new neutrals is that they are easily incorporated with existing colour schemes, so there’s no need to repaint every room in your house if you want to embrace a bit of this trend. It also pairs beautifully with other hot design trends of 2017, like metallics and cerused wood decor.
Easy Ways to Incorporate New Neutral
- Add throws or pillows to beds, couches or chairs
- Update curtains, blinds, or valances
- Refinish or replace cabinet doors
- Paint a key room, like your living or dining room
- Try out some new towels in your bathroom, and/or a new shower curtain
- Buy a stunning statement piece of furniture that showcases one of the colours
Whatever you do, don’t shy away from this trend. Unlike burnt orange shag carpeting to art deco overload, the new neutrals are subtle enough to look timeless.