Oatmeal sofas, an abundance of beige carpeting/curtains and walls so white it’s like looking out at a snow-covered landscape. A neutral colour scheme is modern and calming, but it can also prove depressing and dare-we-say incredibly dull – at least in the absence of a strong accent colour or two.
But adding an accent isn’t as simple as just buying an orange, red or bright green vase or two and plonking them on a table and shelf. No, your accent colour has to be powerful enough to provide some dynamism and its presence in the room arranged in such a way that it is ‘balanced’ and doesn’t become overpowering. Less is more, in fact. Four or five objects with your accent colour are far better than ten.
This lovely cosy grey living room with its ‘pop’ of yellows and blues is exactly what we mean:
Meanwhile, having spent a happy afternoon online trawling interiors and home wares shops here’s our favourite accessories for adding a ‘pop’ colour to that cream-coloured sitting room of yours: