How much colour can I add on a Neutral Décor room?

Balancing different colours with neutral decor.

Posted by Julia on November 11, 2020

When it comes to neutral decor a common question that arises is how many colours can I add? Too much colour it might not be a neutral decor anymore and too little could make the room look dull, so if you are trying to understand what is a good balance you are not alone.

In this article, I explore the use of colours in neutral decor and I will provide you with all the details you need to master the colours in your decor.

One of the main things to remember when decorating your home is that it is a reflection of who you are and what you like to see in your home. After all it the place you will be spending more time than anyone else, so even if it means adding a little bit more colour by compromising the neutral colours it is perfectly acceptable.

Common elements you can add colours to varies based on the overall colour around the room. You could even choose a sofa with bright colours if the wall and the floor are pale in colour. Other small decor items that can be ideal for adding a pop of colours includes soft furnishings like cushions, rugs or even curtains and decor items like candle holders, lamps, flower vases.

When furnishing and adding colour to your neutral decor home it is essential to have a colour pallet. It is usually easier said than done as you may need to try out a few things to finally arrive at a colour pallet that suits your decor and your requirements.

A perfect example is this bamboo egg chair that looks like a neutral in colour but the definition of the chair has a contrast of bamboo colour and a sharp black frame. It can be an ideal pop up element to a conservatory that is in a neutral decor, elements like this can make a big difference to how you balance colours across a room.

Egg Chair Photo Source: Groovy Home


Adding glass and mirrored elements to the room also helps to make the neutral decor spread across the room if adding more colours into the room. One of the best ways to get started will be by adding colours to smaller elements of the home decor that can be experimented with before settling in for a final colour scheme.