A little color and pattern goes a long way in this small sitting room, where black and white valances dress up the windows – and even the door. A whimsical area rug and neutral love seat anchor the seating area, while fresh tulips add a shot of vibrant color.
This beautifully bright kitchen features upper and lower white traditional cabinets separated by a dark taupe countertop matching the island. Silver globe lights give a vibrant contemporary detail to the design. A yellow striped valance adds color and matches the fresh centerpiece of flowers. Neutral dining chairs sit around the circular breakfast table soaking in the natural light from the windows.
Natural light illuminates this eat-in kitchen with neutral dining chairs positioned around a round dining table. The bay window area is painted a sage green, while neutral valances line each window. A natural wood chandelier hangs from the exposed beam ceiling.
A neutral brocade valance adds a touch of glamour to this traditional, formal dining room. Keeping the bar area in a dark wood adds drama to the tan and white space while lighting inside the cabinets makes it easy to find glasses for the homeowner. Lighter cushions on the chairs provide a beautiful contrast to the wood and complement the wall colors.
Patterned wallpaper on the ceiling and the patterned flooring stands out against the surrounding neutral walls. A creative desk is made from two small cabinets and a glass top below a damask valance. A white chandelier draws the eye up, highlighting the valance and ceiling design.
Who says Traditional design has to be boring? Beautifully flocked cameo wallpaper and a custom roman shade with valance make a bold statement in contrast to the neutral tones used throughout the space.
Large windows with simple valances give this Cape Cod guest cottage’s living room an unimpeded view of the breathtaking surroundings, while inviting furnishings in a soft neutral palette offer ample seating for friends and family.
Come for a bubble bath, stay for a relaxing read as this gorgeous bathroom is big enough to house a soaking tub and a luxurious chaise lounge. Gray accents (the window valance, the patterned wallpaper) crisp up the neutral space.
Light colors create a subtle and beautiful design in this neutral bedroom. The sheen of the upholstery on the tufted bench, leather bed frame and patterned chair create a beautiful mix of fabric. The darker patterned throw pillows matching the valance and a trio of blue mattes framed on the wall add understated decoration.
Anyone would feel like a queen coming home to this bathroom with its ornate column, soaker tub and spacious vanity. A custom valance and crystal light fixture add to the room's outward grandeur, while the neutral color palette has an understated elegance.
This neutral-toned living room has large windows with valances and curtains, a wooden floor with a patterned area rug, and traditional-style sofa and chairs that encircle a round coffee table. Rich wood furniture contrasts the neutral light fixtures and botanical wall prints while the open windows allow plenty of natural light to compliment the space.
In a kitchen with simple style and a mostly white color palette, a splash of pattern can add personality. "Help frame a beautiful view with a valance mounted above the window. This ikat-patterned fabric, Bansuri in Slate, has a rich neutral that adds interest to the solid white cabinets," says the manufacturer.