When it comes to paint, decor, or accessories, a lot of homeowners like to go for neutrals or a variation of toned-down hues. We can't say we're surprised. Aside from not having to go through the trouble of matching colors, there are a lot of other elements to play with at your disposal—textures, contrasts, and patterns to name a few. If you've grown tired of brights or you just find yourself drawn to earthy tones, here are some ideas you can experiment with.
You can't go wrong with a combination of white and wood—it's not that hard to achieve, it's timeless and it's easy on the eyes. For a symmetrical display, try sticking to white for the big ticket items while adding the touches of wood through smaller pieces.
Another no-fail combination is khaki and wood—mixing cool and warm tones together makes the perfect color palette for a relaxing space. If you're willing to go the extra mile, navy throw pillows add a little bit of depth to the room.
If you get the right shade of pale yellow, it can also be considered neutral. Pair with sheer fabrics and cream accessories for the perfect summer-inspired space.
If you are set on adding a pop of color but don't want to do it through decor or painting the walls, try adding some plant life. These green wonders aren't just aesthetically pleasing—they can help keep the home a healthy haven, too.
For those who would like to go for a slightly monochromatic look, varying tones of brown work, too. If you'd like to add a focal point, consider adding a single black piece to draw the eye to the center of the space.
This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.