5 top tips for working with neutrals

In the context of interior design and colour theory, beige is one of the neutrals, together with ivory, taupe, black, grey and shades of white. Called neutral for their lack of colour, they are great for layering and for creating a harmonious and calming decor in homes. If you are looking to decorate your home in a way that does not overwhelm, using neutral colours and layering them is an excellent way to create flow between rooms and add a contemporary edge to your space.

We asked the team at interiors design studio Sims Hilditch to share their top tips for working with neutrals. Here's what they had to say:

If using the words 'neutrals' or ‘beige’ is off-putting, there are better ways of describing the colour which are way more appealing: latte, coffee, almond, raffia... all these tones can be layered to create something rich and interesting. Read on to find some of our top tips for working with a Neutral colour scheme.