Anne Roselt, Plascon Colour Manager
Neutral paint colours and neutral shades are extremely popular in fashion and interiors at the moment. Their popularity is due to the fact they are so easy to live with. They help create a relaxed atmosphere, yet their versatility allows you to create spaces that are contemporary, classic or cosy. The fact that they never really go out of fashion only adds to their appeal.
The trick to making a natural scheme interesting and not beige and boring is to use contrasting textures, fabrics and accessories. Think sisal, wool and wood combined with silks, glass and metallic. Vary the tints and shades of the neutral you are using in the room.
Neutrals are often split into two types: cool neutrals, which have a grey undertone – these work well in creating spaces with an ultra-contemporary feel; and warm neutrals, which have a tan or brown undertone – these neutrals can be used in any space to create an atmosphere of warmth and relaxation.
Here is some inspiration taken from Plascon Spaces magazine…
Cool Neutral Paint Colours
[One shade lighter than Evasive White is Resplendent Y4-D2-3 (see colour swatches below)- another very popular neutral that can be used as a canvas colour throughout the home.]
Warm Neutral Paint Colours
I frequently get asked for a popular neutral to paint the interior of a home. The neutrals below from the Plascon Inspired Colour System are some of my favourites. Have a look at the swatch cards in store and match them to your fabrics/carpets/tiles/artwork to see which colour blends in best.
For more neutral inspiration, check out the Plascon “Naturals” and “Whites” inspiration brochures.