When you have a very open floor plan such as this one, a neutral is definitely needed. Here as soon as you open the front door, you see several rooms and a stairway. To help ease your eyes as they adjust to the layout of the home, I chose a Navajo White for this space.
Another great reason to use a beige in this area is that the space carries up the stairs and into a loft that overlooks the living room area. With the other colors in this house (not shown) the warm undertone of Navajo White blends in perfectly!
So, do we need beige in our homes? Yes, sometimes we do! Neutrals are the colors I call “the resting place” so the other colors in your home will shine.
If you’re going to use Navajo White in your home, get the color chips from your paint store along with the other colors you choose, and tape them to the wall. Do not view them flat on the table because of the lighting. Your colors will be vertical so view them vertically, not horizontally.
If you’d like me to help you with the colors in your home, email me at DecoratingByDonna@mac.com. It doesn’t matter where you live, I work virtually!