The Beauty of Neutrals

When it comes to my home, I am not good at commitment.  I get bored and like to change things up and move things around from room to room as I shop my house.  For this reason, I’ll forever be a neutral-loving girl when it comes to basic furnishings.  But after I finished my “someday” living room design plan, I started getting a little nervous that I hadn’t included enough texture or color to keep the room from looking too plain.

I then turned to one of my favorite places {Pinterest, of course!} for inspiration to remind myself how beautiful and cozy neutral rooms can be.  I think the key is to include a variety of textures, wood tones, metallic finishes, and pattern to help give the room depth in the absence of color.  Add in a few plants and colorful accessories and you’re set!  So here’s a look at some of my favorites that show the beauty of neutral living.

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What’s your color story?  Do you decorate with neutrals or do you prefer something with more color?
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19 comments on The Beauty of Neutrals

  1. Garden, Home and Party
    February 12, 2014 at 4:01 PM (4 years ago)

    Such pretty rooms. I think the bottom image is my favorite.
    Karen

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 12, 2014 at 4:02 PM (4 years ago)

      That is an amazing room, isn’t it?! I love those doors…and that clock!

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  2. Barbara Reeves
    February 12, 2014 at 8:22 PM (4 years ago)

    Those pix are all so beautiful and calming you may make me a “neutral” love. Thanks for pinning them and sharing.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM (4 years ago)

      I’m so glad you liked the photos!!

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  3. Amber at The French Pressed Home
    February 13, 2014 at 5:42 AM (4 years ago)

    I think I change my mind on color as the seasons change. I had done away with all the red when we lived in CA and had none, THEN I “thought” I wanted to add bits and pieces for a French Country look. So, I painted a wall red in the dining room. Guess what? I hate it. I am in love with the neutral palette with some black. All of your photos are great inspirations! Hubby ain’t gonna be happy that I want to paint it over so I’ll wait till he has a project out of town (he likes to come home for lunch). He’ll get over it. :)

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM (4 years ago)

      Amber – Your comments always make me smile! It sounds like you’re enjoying and embracing the process of change…and dragging hubby along for the ride! My husband and I are in the same boat. :)

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  4. Julie
    February 13, 2014 at 6:15 AM (4 years ago)

    I’m with you! I have slowly been replacing all of the color in my house with textures and patterns in neutrals. It is fun to add pops of color with the seasons and holidays, but overall the neutral scheme is very classic. The photos you’ve shared are beautiful examples of this look. Love it!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 14, 2014 at 10:19 AM (4 years ago)

      “Classic” is a great word for it! I agree!

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  5. At Rivercrest Cottage
    February 17, 2014 at 3:19 PM (4 years ago)

    I love the neutrals in your pictures, but recently I posted a post about going more dramatic with black walls! The pictures I used had lots of windows with trim, white furniture, and beautiful black walls.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 17, 2014 at 3:29 PM (4 years ago)

      Sounds very dramatic! I’ll have to check it out!

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  6. Janet
    February 21, 2014 at 1:55 PM (4 years ago)

    Kim,
    I’ve been waiting for your chandelier post since your mentioned it a few days ago. Fabulous!!!
    I can’t wait to try it!
    Janet

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 21, 2014 at 5:36 PM (4 years ago)

      Hi Janet – I’m so glad you liked it! Let me know how your project goes! :)

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  7. Jamie
    October 4, 2014 at 10:21 AM (3 years ago)

    I’m in LOVE with neutrals. I agree with you 100%. Gorgeous inspiration photos.
    Hugs,
    Jamie

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      October 5, 2014 at 8:08 AM (3 years ago)

      Hi Jamie – Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment! :) Kim

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  8. Dixie
    March 19, 2015 at 8:57 AM (3 years ago)

    This post showcases my exact style when interior designing. I love the tranquility and romantic feel that neutral colors bring to a traditional and contemporary room with the incorporation of rustic/vintage and antique accessories- it’s my fav! All of these images are very inspirational. Thanks for sharing, Kim. You have great taste! :)

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  9. Tyler Scott
    January 3, 2017 at 1:59 AM (10 months ago)

    Thanks for this informative piece.

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