Used as a base throughout the home, neutral colors are still important. However, they are moving beyond tired, almost colorless whites, creams and beiges. Instead, soothing blue-grays, fresh yellows, and richer, fuller tones of the usual suspects (creams and beiges) are being sought.
The key to making the most of any neutral color is, warmth. Keep cold and off-putting colors out of the home. Paint trends in longer cycles, so even if you’re picking a more unusual, trendy neutral, you won’t have to worry about painting any time soon.
In the two-tone kitchen pictured below, cabinets painted in Cream and blue-gray Gray combine to create a welcoming space that’s contemporary and relaxed. The island’s countertop and bar stools, along with the flooring, lend a rustic touch.