The Soothing Effects of Neutral Tones

In the last few years, you might have noticed that neutral colors have been very important in interior design, with some of the most acclaimed projects choosing this palette. It is more than the ''Sad Beige Mom'' trend - the power of neutrals lies in their ability to evoke emotions without overwhelming the senses. They provide a sense of calmness, tranquility, and timelessness, creating almost like a blank canvas for any design aesthetic.

At Studio Akiyo, our handcrafted home fragrances & homewares are thoughtfully designed to be an invitation to slow down, unwind & reconnect with the present moment.

Comfort And Tranquility; In a world filled with vibrant and bold colors, neutral tones are the right choice if you want your home to stand out subtly. It is a neutral color that offers a sense of balance and harmony at the same time, creating an environment that invites relaxation and comfort. This is the perfect choice if you want to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

Neutrals Eliminate Distraction; Like soft rain, a still lake, or a quiet desert, neutrals draw you away from the busyness, chaos, and stress of the day. Bedtime is the time to clear the mind, not fill it with visual noise. And unlike strong colors, neutrals won’t make you feel boxed in by four walls.

Versatility; Neutral colours have had enduring appeal in interior decorating precisely because they provide a versatile base layer, opening up the widest array of decorative possibilities. Neutral colours are forgiving, accommodating and easy to live with. All colors go with neutrals, even other neutrals. That’s the beauty of decorating with neutrals. They’re a great starting point for any room because they can be updated often just by switching out accessories and textiles.

Our homes are places where we go to recharge and recover from the stimulation of the public realm and the colour schemes we select for our private spaces can either contribute towards  enhancing these feelings or detract from them.

Next time you’re thinking about purchasing home decor in bold vibrant colors, you may want to think about how you’re feeling!

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