9 Nifty Neutrals

Easy Ways To Add Understated Appeal To Your Décor

When it comes to furnishing a home, bold colors can be beautiful while moody hues can be dramatic, but there’s always room for restrained neutrals. They can act as a palette cleanser, a calming contrast where the eye can rest. We’ve rounded up a few low-key pieces that are discreet but never boring, thanks to shapes and textures that make them subtle standouts.

  • Vases in the Ripple Collection from Haand (available in mid-June) come in a variety of forms designed to reflect the shapes in the company’s Ripple tableware collection.


  • The Genre indoor/outdoor rug from Room & Board features heathered yarns and coordinating bands of color to create visual depth.


  • Graham and Brown’s Baroque Bead Stripe wallpaper features taupe beads in a tone-on-tone stripe. (Find it in New Jersey at Graham & Brown Wallcoverings Inc. in East Windsor.)


  • Rosa Volakas tile from Artistic Tile is lightly textured to capture the voluptuous appeal of a rose in bloom. (Find it in New Jersey at Artistic Tile locations in Paramus and Shrewsbury.)


  • Kim Seybert’s Herringbone placemat (seen here in color “Natural”) is made from woven polyvinyl for easy cleaning. (Find it in New Jersey at Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus locations.)


  • Mirasol towels from Matouk were inspired by the trim of shop awnings on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. (Find them in New Jersey at A. Home in Summit or Domani Home in Lakewood.)


  • Embossed geometric patterns give Wedgwood’s Gio dinnerware collection modern appeal. (Find it in New Jersey at Bed Bath & Beyond and Bloomingdale’s locations.)


  • Sferra’s Laterina Collection features a subtly striated, classic iron-work motif. (Find it in New Jersey at Neiman Marcus locations.)


  • Tone-on-tone texture adds a unique touch to Mode Living’s Bianca napkins and tablecloth.   (Find it in New Jersey at Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s locations.)