I don't know about you, but with February in full swing, I'm craving a winter warm-up. And since it seems these days I dream in décor, the warmth I'm talking about is all through interior color palettes. Warm neutral tones are making minimalism feel new for 2017, with cool grays moving aside for all things taupe, tan, tobacco, blond, beige, and blush. That's right: When it comes to minimalism, warmth is cool again.
In the world of minimal interiors, there's a fine line between creating a space that's cool without feeling cold and simple without feeling stark. It's a lesson we've learned all too well from the world of Swedish interior design, where balancing minimalist design aesthetic with warm and cozy textures always seems to strike a perfect balance. A warm neutral palette makes a minimal home more inviting and approachable, not to mention super chic. These shades are all about building depth, dimension, and texture in each space, and they can help soften the look of high-contrast components in any home.
It's time for more natural shades of neutral. Keep scrolling for our favorite minimal rooms adorned with warm neutral tones.
I love a layered, unmade bed to give a bedroom a lived-in, I-woke-up-like-this vibe. Throwing a warm neutral blanket on top helps connect the elements of the room, bridging the gap between bright white walls and natural wood floors. Let the sunshine (and warmth) in.
As far as we're concerned, blush is still the new black, and it should definitely be on your radar to include in any palette of neutrals for the home. Opt for lighter, dustier, nude-inspired shades to add warmth without going too pink. Even with just a little tinted color, these blush chairs bring major chic factor.
Light warm tones make this bedroom all the more inviting. Adding warmth to minimal interiors is often about enhancing existing natural, bleached, and blonde wood tones. We love the depth and soft contrast these neutrals give to color-blocking in a bright, minimal space.
We can't get enough of camel sofas. In this lounge space by Leanne Ford Interiors, caramel leather adds richness to elevate a clean palette of bright white walls, whitewashed wood accent tables, and a plush white shag rug. Bonus points for the way the warmth of the leather makes the brass chandelier shine brighter.
The master bedroom is a great spot to establish neutral territory (with warmth, of course). Warm things up with beiges and light browns that create an earthy, natural appeal through textural pillows and wall décor.
The mix of tonalities and textures between hardwoods, hides, throws, and upholstery leads your eye from floor to ceiling in this minimal, rustic home. Using just a few light layers, warm neutral shades of cream, white, and camel give us major design envy.
Warm wood tones bring an understated and approachable sophistication to this dining room. With décor and lighting that feel both simple and sculptural, natural shades of wood give this table a warm and inviting feeling that makes us want to grab a seat.
Did any of these neutral shades strike your fancy? Tell us which ones caught your eye in the comments.