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The New Neutrals Interior Trend For 2019

18th March 2019

There is an exciting new trend making a stir in the interiors worlds – and it’s called The New Neutrals. Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home.

Main Image | H&M Home

Today, I’m sharing lots of clever decorating tips on how to use the new neutral interior trend which will transform your home from wild and unkept, to relaxed and zen.

This is a post I have been dying to write for ages. As it is not often you see a new trend come through that would work in any home. It started on the catwalks where models were dressed in layers of caramel, rust and creams in simple silhouettes And interior editors were quick to pick up the memo.

At the interior press shows for Spring Summer 2019 the collections were filled with rich, inviting shades of blush, rust, delicate off-whites and flesh tones. With flashes of teal.

The new neutral colour pallet is complemented by soft shades and simple shapes. In fact, I’ve dedicated a whole Pinterest board exploring all these colours and styling ideas. Take a look here.

The New Neutrals Interior Trend For 2019

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image | Habitat

1. Keep it simple

The key to nailing the New Neutrals interiors trend is by keeping the overall look of your room simple, pared back and considered.

It’s about adding a statement chair, an elegant floor lamp or an over-sized rug rather than painting every wall in your home in rust shades.

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image | J by Jasper at Debenhams

2. Invest in bedlinen

The quickest way to adopt this trend in your home is with bedlinen. Look for a set with a soft geometric pattern to add curves to your room. Add a few scatter cushions to finish the look.

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image | Sainsburys

3. Bring walls to life with texture

The New Neutrals trend is not about one single colour but instead blends shades. Mix together vibrant rusty reds, warm oranges and soft blushes.

To keep things visually interesting, think about adding a textured feature wall.

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image: Habitat

4. Modern Wall Accent

For the braver among us you could look to paint your wall in one strong colour. This trend is ideal for living rooms bringing a sense of wamrth and calm.

The idea above of painting up to the picture rail then adding a fine line of teal that matches the sfoa is pure genius. It pulls the whole room scheme together for a polished look.

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image | Crown Paint

5. Add Geometric Shapes

Don’t fancy painting a whole room? Then add this trend with a bold black of colour to your rooms in a irregular shape.

This is great for rented spaces where decorating all the walls may not be an option.

Here the yellow fringing of the rug adds that pop of lemon to balance up the colours in the space.

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image | Otto Tiles

6. Parallel Lines

This kitchen is giving me all the thrills with this bold tiling design.

Copy this look in your kitchen with a striped splashback, kick back or feature tiling.

Let’s hope you can talk your tiler into it!

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image | Marks & Spencer

7. Wood is a New Neutral

The natural patterns and textures in wood work so well with rust red walls. I find that pale pines, light oaks or stained teak work best.

You could always try wood staining existing furniture if you fancy an quick update at home.

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image | Mark Alexandra

8. Velvety accessories

If you are trying to copy this look on a budget, start with cushions. Look out for designs in this key pallet in worn cottons, soft-to-the-touch velvets and break it up with a splattering of teal.

I love this idea of turning a window daybed into a sofa with a smattering of cushions. Then break up your raw plaster walls with a fabric wall hanging.

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image | Marks & Spencer

9. Bring this trend to your floor

A bold patterned rug is the perfect way to inject this trend into your home, Look for one in complementary tones. This rug above is perfect combination and I love the extra dalmation print detail.

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image | Little Greene Paint Company

10. Update period properties

If you live in an older home with low ceilings, one way to introduce these colours is with a fake dado rail around the room. Choose your bottom colour and paint the skirting to match. Use masking tape to mask out a line. It almost looks like a headboard, doesn’t it?

Here the lower part of the wall is painted in Tuscan Red 140 and the upper wall is in French Grey 113, both my LIttle Greene Paint Company.

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image | Amara

11. Add neutrals to your display

This is a great styling trick – using coloured glasses displayed in an pleasing way.

Pick glasses made from press glass for a little bit of detail and mix in clear glasses to add balance. Here rose, amber and teal look fab against the metro tiles and rough wooden cupboards.

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image | Little Greene Paint Company

12. Yellow is a Neutral

Yes! You heard that hear first. sunny yellows, ochres and lemons are all part of the New Neutral colour pallet. Use them to brighten up a dark corner of your home like a hallway or landing.

Wall in Light Gold 53, radiator in Urbane Grey 225, architrave in Scree 227, chair in Heat 24, and window frame in White Lead 74, all Little Greene Paint Company.

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image | Marks & Spencer

13. Try a dry brushed look

Have you tried chalk paints on your walls? You can use a dry brushed to leave a beautiful texture that looks like raw plaster but in bold tones. Add a hint of glimmer with brass candlesticks.

Style Tip: Bring your home alive with a warmly scented candle. I like the Rendezvous Tabac candle by MIller Harris. Candles in pretty packaging (like one is in a terracotta packaging will instantly add colour, beauty and warmth to any room.

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image | George At Home

14. Terrazzo Patterns

You can mix the Terrazzo trend of 2018 with the New Neutrals interiors look easily. They blend together seamlessly.

Here the wall colour picks out the patterns in the flooring giving it a Mediterranean feel . A large potted plant in a terracotta pot will upscale the look.

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
Image | Ferm Living

15. And Relax…

One of the best parts of this trend is that that it looks relaxed, calm and lived in. Try a simpler way of styling your home to capture this look completely.

Here soft throw in fawn with a few navy and rust cushions transforms this bedroom space.

What do you think of the New Neutrals colour trend?

Have you been inspired by the New Neutrals decorating trend?

As ever, I would love to know your thoughts on this look – pop a comment below.

And don’t forget to Pin the image below to your own home deco boards to save for later.

Breathe new life into your home with these calming new neutral room scheme ideas for every room in your home says interior stylist Maxine Brady
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  • Reply
    Emma
    25th March 2019 at 11:15 am

    Hi Maxine,

    This is a really beautiful post. It’s interesting to see that curves are coming back into fashion.

    I liked some of your more easier ideas, such as purchasing some fresh bed linen with a neutral colour.

    Look forward to reading more from your blog.

    Emma

  • Reply
    Alice
    8th April 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Great post. Really enjoyed ther read. Loving the new neutrals.

    • Reply
      WeLoveHomeBlog
      9th April 2019 at 8:37 am

      Thank you x

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