For years I loved the minimal or neutral look for home interiors – the black and white combination, that changed to dark grey after a few years, to greige because I fell in love with the word first, then to Scandi white with organic touches. Even my clothes were mostly black and white or light and dark neutrals. Then, a few years back I had a change of heart and embraced bold colors like emerald, mustard, deep purple, fire engine red, bright orange, teal, blush…

Change of heart does not mean though that I have turned my back on the neutrals. For me neutrals are as basic as breathing. I cannot imagine painting my home with rainbow colors because that’s just not me. I like the neutrals to be the dominant color in a space.

I wrote about my easy two-step method for choosing your palette using flowers. I’d like to extend that here to other things you see in the natural world. This time I want to concentrate on the more subdued tones of neutrals.

Neutral Shades of Nature

Let me show you in the photos below.

Use the Neutral Shades of Nature as Inspiration for Your Home Colors

Use the Neutral Shades of Nature as Inspiration for Your Home Colors

Use the Neutral Shades of Nature as Inspiration for Your Home Colors

Use the Neutral Shades of Nature as Inspiration for Your Home Colors

Use the Neutral Shades of Nature as Inspiration for Your Home Colors

Inspired? Go visit a Mix and Match Station in a home depot closest to you and get your colors.

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Annie H Adlawan
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Annie is an unrepentant workaholic, who runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions. She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special.

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