“New neutrals” are colors that have enough gray undertones to render them washed out and more on the neutral side but still retain a sense of personality. Blue-gray and “greige” (a mash-up of gray with beige) are both ideal options that work with different levels of taste and different design styles.
Holiday decor does not have to mean red and green, tinsel and gold. Designers often use an understated, tasteful color palette in their holiday packages, wreaths and swag, often coordinated to each room to keep the look cohesive.
As seen on Home Town, Ben and Erin Napier completely changed the look of the dining area in the Watts Residence renovation. The room originally had dark paneling, dark cabinets, dark doors, and even dark railing. The new paneling and doors have been painted a brighter white and the new kitchen cabinets open up the dining room to give the whole living space a fresh, open feeling.