1-snowy villageSince many are still experiencing winter at her snowy best (or worst) I thought I would stay indoors and ponder the beauty of a neutral color palate for a room…

This is Wikipedia’s definition of neutral color: 

Grey or gray is an intermediate color between black and white, a neutral or achromatic color, meaning literally a color “without color.” [2] It is the color of a cloud-covered sky, of ash and of lead.[3]

In Europe and America, grey is the color most frequently associated with the elderly, humility, reflection, boredom, dullness, uncertainty, and indifference.[4]

Pretty funny.  Grey isn’t the first or only color that pops into my head when I think of a room reflecting a neutral palate.  I usually think of white or a soft beige and maybe a little grey. And what’s up with the second paragraph…who entered this opinion?

I am attracted to neutral rooms, and yet I know I am not one to want to live in a home that is primarily decorated in shades of neutral.

Today, I’m sharing today, rooms that are primarily neutral.  I love each and every image I’m sharing but I’ve soul-searched and I can’t make the leap.  Maybe when I move to that cottage in the Cottswolds?

2-living room, linen heirloom...

3-paperwhites on din table Tricia Foley, The Table{queen of white ~ Tricia Foley}

4-house beautiful5-Nancy Fishelson, Litchfield, CT{Nancy Fishelson ~ Litchfield, CT}

6-el'lefebien via belgian pearls 2.10.13{El’lefebien via Belgian Pearls}

7-brabourne farm l r{Brabourne Farm}

4-AD_thumb{Architectural Digest}

9-jayne-090_thumb1{Cote de Texas}

10--four leaf4wwatermark{Segreto Finishes}

11-200480620883076519_g7ZcCICR_f12-home bunch, floor in spain{Home Bunch}

13-Southern Accents Photo Antoine bootz Designer Bobbi Smith[4]{Photo by Antoine Bootz ~ Southern Accents}

14abelgian pearls{Belgian Pearls}

14-david michael miller designer, providence 9.17.12{Providence Ltd. Design}


The promise of spring is just around the corner.  I hope you are warm and dry and may spring shine on your home soon.