Soothing Neutral Palettes
Often people choose shades of white and cream to create a crisp, clean space. But decorating with too much white may create a bedroom that feels cold, and you may want to elevate the visual appeal. This doesn’t mean that you have to throw out your neutral palette; instead designers are suggesting you mix it with a color you love to enhance your luxury bedroom design. Interior specialist Heather Chadduck tells Southern Living that lately, she has been incorporating “a pale shade of blue-gray.” This calming wall color is complemented by shades of navy in the room’s accents, from borders and geometric designs on the drapery to indulgent sheets and duvets.
Design specialist and owner of Zero George hotel, Lynn Easton, agrees. She wants every bedroom of her luxury boutique hotel to promote a calm state of mind. Easton explains to Southern Living that she accomplishes this with a neutral palette, also highlighted by pale blues, and not only on the walls. “Neutral drapery and upholstery work together to create a peaceful space where guests can escape the chaos of the day,” she tells the magazine. It is not surprising that decorators are using this design element to bring that sense of tranquility into luxury, residential bedrooms.
Adding texture to the walls is also a possibility. As you go from darker tones to lighter ones, explains Edyta Czajkowska to Traditional Home, you can still get a visual boost from products like a “textural sisal wallcovering from Thibaut [that can] lend subtle sheen.” It’s a design practice that gives the space a luxury feel, quickly and easily.