January 20, 2020

Warming Up Your Neutrals

Image by Michael J. Lee for Elements of Family Style.

It’s clear that for 2020 the go-to neutral is much warmer than what we’ve been seeing the past five years. I, for one, am delighted. I always find warm neutrals to feel much more livable and more expensive feeling than colder greys. Warmer woods, natural materials like jute and linen, and brass all are wonderful accents to have in any home- and don’t feel as old-fashioned as you may think. I think my living room is a good example of this. The walls are Benjamin Moore Winds Breath (the perfect pale color in between grey and beige), the woven roman shades add nice natural texture (similar here).  The natural leather chair with brass, brass window hardware and antique gilt frame all add a deeper tone of neutral, but it’s balanced by the ivory drapes and white coffee table top.  And judging by the comments on Instagram over the weekend, I think that warm toned Persian-style rugs are going to be really hip now, as well (I sourced this brown one from Linda’s Barn on Etsy and it’s awesome).

Some fresh new items for spring (even though it’s the dead of winter) that can help you bring a little neutral warmth to your space. Click images for links.


I also did a quick SAG red carpet recap on Insta Stories today!

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