Thursday, 24 October 2013

Interior Paint Shades - Soft Neutrals part 1

Soft, neutral paint shades create a calm environment for all areas of the home. Contemporary tones inspired by nature are offset against natural textures and pure white. A tranquil palette of mist, fog, putty, taupe, grey and pebble. Here are a few of my favourite decorating ideas and suggested paints to try.
Above image: Woon Magazine photography by Jonah Samyn - soft grey palette with white and black accents for this gorgeous contemporary dining room - suggested paint: 'Mist'by Neptune a soft blue grey 
Above image: French Connection Homeware - driftwood side tables, pure white sofa and palest grey soft furnishings - suggested wall paint: 'French Grey pale' 161 a soft neutral grey from the Little Greene Paint Company
Above image: contemporary living room with pale modern chaise sofa, blonde wood coffee table and neutral styling - Karin Meyn for Piet Boon via her Pinterest boards - suggested wall paint colour:'Blackened' 2011 a cool very pale grey by Farrow and Ball 
Above images: I created the paint swatches by eye using the manufacturers colour cards - for accurate samples please contact the paint companies for colour cards and test pots
Above images: 1.Homeware by French Connection - copper side table and contemporary sofa range in conjunction with DFS  2.Above image: detail of stylish linen cushions from the contemporary holiday home in the dunes by Interior design company Remy Meijers from the Netherlands 3.Enamel steel side table from French Connection Homeware 4.large grey glass vase from Conran at Marks and Spencer 5.antique metal table lamp from French Connection Homeware 
Above images: 1.Natural styling and textures of coral, stone and wood Karin Meyn for Piet Boon via her Pinterest boards 2.misty woodland image from the gorgeous Italian contemporary bathroom collection from Neutra Design 3.Chalk white bowl from the interior shop Ebury Home and Garden 4.grey glass 'Cased' votive from French Connection Homeware Paints: 5.'Lily' a soft palest neutral beige that changes in different lights by Neptune 6. 'Blackened' 2011 a cool very pale grey by Farrow and Ball 7. 'Salt' a warm white without any yellow by Neptune 8.'China Clay Dark' 178 a soft deep mauve taupe (great feature wall shade) by Little Greene Paint Company 
Above image: ??? Does anyone know who this kitchen is by please? Soft taupe grey walls, white woodwork and contemporary pale oak kitchen with granite top - suggested wall paint: 'Lamp Room Gray' 88 a warm mid grey from Farrow and Ball
Above image: soft grey and taupe contemporary dining room by Interior design company Remy Meijers from the Netherlands, with a mixture of iconic chairs such as the Panton by Verner Panton (1959/19600) from Vitra and the Plastic side chairs by Charles and Ray Eames (1950) from Vitra The mother of pearl chandelier pendants I believe are the 'Fun' 1DM by Verpan - suggested wall paint to achieve this look: 'China Clay dark' 178 a rich deep taupe with a plum overtone by the Little Greene Paint Company
Above images: I created the paint swatches by eye using the manufacturers colour cards - for accurate samples please contact the paint companies for colour cards and test pots
Above images: 1.stunning shades of taupe and grey - contemporary kitchen by Belgian interior design Bieke Vanhoutte 2.foggy lakeside image from the gorgeous Italian contemporary bathroom collection from Neutra Design 3.pale grey colour scheme against handmade blonde oak Amish chopping boards from Canvas 4.handmade dark grey mug from Ebury Home and Garden 5.deep taupe walls against white woodwork and pale blonde floorboards scheme by contemporary Belgian interior design company Bieke Vanhoutte Paint shades: 6.'Seneca Rock' a warm deep taupe with plum tones by Kelly Hoppen 7.'Asian Spirit' a cool grey taupe from Kelly Hoppen 8.'Pavilion Grey'242 a warm Swedish grey from Farrow and Ball 9.'Dove Tale' 267 a warm mauve toned grey from Farrow and Ball 
Above image: contemporary holiday home in the dunes by Interior design company Remy Meijers from the Netherlands, with a mixture of iconic chairs such as the Panton by Verner Panton (1959/19600) from Vitra and the Plastic side chairs by Charles and Ray Eames (1950) from Vitra Stunning modern fireplace - suggested wall paint to achieve this look: 'Baked Clay' a neutral rich grey by Kelly Hoppen

More in this interior paint series to follow....!

For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. I create my mood boards/colour palettes with a computer programme called Photoshop by Adobe which is available for both Apple Mac and PC computers.

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 

With warmest wishes
 

13 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

Gorgeous! i would love it if you linked up this post to my "Grey Dey Thursdey" party. It's FABULOUS!

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much! If I work out how to I will!!! Warmest wishes - Glenda

therelishedroost said...

Soft lovely colors!! always make a room so serene!!'
Best,
Karolyn

inge van der sanden said...

What a lovely colours...so calm.
Greetings,
Inge, my choice

inge van der sanden said...

What a lovely colours...so calm
Greetings,
Inge, my choice

МаринаОсень said...

Stunning selection of such soft neautral colours! I keep your blog and this post in particular for my future reference - our newly built house. I think such calm and natural colours will be a perfect base for the interior giving enough field for colourful details.
Thank you for inspiration Glenda, and have a lovely week ahead.
Marina

Tracy Bauman said...

Hi! The stories you tell are so sweet and beautiful! In your post on your farmhouse there is a two handed oven mitt that is a light blue gray check? Where is this from? I love

Ivy Clad said...

I love and live with these soothing colors. My entry and halls are painted a color called "Urban Putty" by Sherwin Williams and get a lot of compliments on it.

Great inspiration here! I hope you're enjoying fall and your new home.

Xo,
Keri

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much! Keri your entrance hall sounds gorgeous - Urban Putty a great name for a paint shade!!! Hi Tracy, the oven mitt is in colour way "cobble" and is from an English company called Walton and Co and the range is called Auberge (http://www.notrunofthemill.com/walton-co-auberge-double-oven-glove-cobble.ir?cName=home-garden-kitchen-oven-gloves) - you can see more pictures here: http://thepapermulberry.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/500-year-old-farmhouse-full-of-french.html

leslee ross said...

Your website is my absolute favourite. I love to see your webmail has arrived.......so many wonderful ideas.

I love the French Bee personalised Wall print.

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

This is a beautifully soft collection of tones. I love it all. Wish we could get some of these colors in the U.S. I think Farrow and Ball is, but not the others. I don't think you'd be sick of any of these ever.
Kim

Lance Tankmen said...

I wish i was this creative with my interior painting in Chicago IL. Im super jealous!! Thanks for the great ideas!

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

You're very welcome Lance! Thanks to everyonbw for the lovely messages too!
Warmest wishes - Glenda

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