"Because we live in such a color-filled, busy world, coming home to a calm, neutral space feels like a breath of fresh air"Ms. Keiser describes the broad range of neutrals from "buttery yellow" to "rustic brown". Even colors like beige have a lot of variation from grayish, to greenish, to khaki. I particularly like the statement she makes about coordinating with neutrals:
"Anything you find in a wineglass works well with neutrals from champagne to rose to merlot."While the emphasis of her article is on the use of neutrals in backgrounds and paints, it also applies to the furnishings in the room. Using neutral fabrics in home furnishings gives you a lot of choices in hues, textures, and patterns - a lot of versatility - and work so well with a nice Italian red wine. Now, who could beat that combination!
Here are some neutral pieces from my current collection:
|Baker Loveseat in Schumacher Textured Pale Taupe (black piping)|
|Hickory Chair Edwardian Chairs in Cream Linen and Crewel|
|Vintage Settee in Sunburst Silk|
|Tall Skirted Chairs in Striped Cream on Cream|
|Club Chairs in Buttery Yellow (Pair)|