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I have, over time, become a huge fan of a neutral color palate for most rooms in our house.  It makes sense to me since it’s easier, and much more affordable, to replace pillows and accessories than to have a sofa reupholstered.

When we remodeled our kitchen it started the ball rolling on more neutrality.

Bethany House kitchen

Full confession of this design enthusiast…change is a given.  I’ve been know to tire of art and accessories over a stretch of time, not to mention the seasonal changes most of us enjoy throughout the year.  I just love the new look of a room when a few accessories are traded out, or a switch in a few small pieces of furniture that can make a room feel brand new.

Our master bedroom underwent new paint and some neutral art.  The small pillows are monogrammed with cardinal thread…those were leftovers from the previous color way.  The bed linens are soon to be replaced. Note: our Jack Russel mix always gets into the picture, in this case it’s the tip of her tail! 🙂

Garden, Home and Party: Neutral rooms

I still love pattern on certain upholstered chairs, and the blue and white guest room still brings me joy each time I see it.

These are a few of my favorite rooms that are predominantly neutral…

Garden, Home and Party: Neutrals

This has been a favorite image of mine for some time.  I apologize for losing the source.

Garden, Home and Party: Neutral rooms

A room can have so much personality with the right accessories—no prominent color needed.  As in this beautiful Atchison Home bathroom.

Garden, Home and Party: Neutral rooms

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In my view, Joan and Dan [for the love of a house] are rock stars when it comes to neutral rooms.  I believe it is her home that inspired me to try harder to attain the calming effect of a neutral palate.

Garden, Home and Party: neutral rooms

Garden, Home and Party: Neutral rooms

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Joni [Cote de Texas] designed this beauty for a client.  I love the selection of neutrals punctuated by the beautiful upholstered chair in the forefront.

Garden, Home and Party: neutral rooms

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This bedspread wouldn’t work with my 2 dogs…but it such a pretty room.

Garden, Home and Party: neutral rooms

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Garden, Home and Party: neutral rooms

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A post on show stopping neutral rooms wouldn’t be complete without sharing a room designed by Loi [Tone on Tone].  His work is always proof that neutrals are remarkable.  His home is featured in this month’s Martha Stewart Living, be sure to stop by his blog for a visit and pick up an issue of MSL.

Garden, Home and Party: neutral rooms

What do you think?  Do neutrals work for you?  I know that this year, and years past, there’s been a trend toward saturated color for the home.  It’s not for me but I’ve seen some very pretty examples.  Happy Wednesday!