Neutral rooms don’t have to be a bore. The trick is to create contrast and to avoid everything being too match matchy. Everyone seems to think I hate neutral tones but actually I don’t they are warm, versatile and calming and they will work anywhere and everywhere. Perfect for colour-phobes, or for anyone looking to work them into an existing scheme. They work with literally any hue. Clever neutrals!

The trick is not to go white on white instead select colours with soft undertones, so think yellows, browns, pinks even where the palette subtly changes with the light. Then think about adding in some metallics, some textures and a dose of pattern and you’ve nailed it and hey you don’t just have to listen to me check out this sneak peak of neutrals from my fabulous new book COLOUR.

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