Last week I was harping on about Parisian tones and have since had people coming to me asking for the perfect neutrals.
If anyone can master the understated look it’s the French, it’s in their attitude, their fashion and their interiors. Basically everything except love. These Frenchies are very romantic and wear their heart on the sleeve for sure.
My aim was to capture this romantic feel in our interiors, and you can too! Romantic looks are rustic, soft and dreamy. It’s made up of subtle tones that allow for a splash of colour here and there, without becoming overpowering.
It’s a psychological thing, neutral tones make you feel calm whereas bold bright colours can give you a headache, (well they do for me anyway – perhaps it’s to do with being hard of hearing, they make me dizzy!)
So think soft greens, pinks, browns, greys, that are all very earthy and tonal. You can use multiple colours throughout, but so long as they are the right tone, you can get away with it. That’s what I’ve done anyway.
An example of the perfect shades to choose can be found here. Never underestimate the power of colour and its potential to dictate the vibe in your home. If you get it right you will create a haven; a peaceful place to rest, work, live and play.
And finally, I’m not telling you to decorate your house magnolia, that’s vanilla, and no one likes vanilla! Give me mint choc chip any day…!
But if you want a tranquil feel in your home be sure to let in plenty of natural light and greet it with muted, chic and timeless tones. Then you’ll have nailed it.
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