Life can be too “colorful” at times. The anxiety and stress in life sometimes can be overwhelming and we need time and space to rest. I call neutrals “a resting place for color”. It is also a resting place in life.
If you feel yourself getting spooled up by the stresses in life, go to the neutral spot in your home. Often, hallways have neutral colors such as off-white, beige, or light gray. It may not be the perfect spot in your house to try to be alone, but it will do for just five minutes a day.
As much as I love color, I would also think about having one room to yourself that has a neutral color, that is, if you don’t want to hang out in the hallway. In this room, you can meditate, read, listen to music, or just unwind at the end of the day.
Some people are definitely color sensitive, and having neutrals in the home is necessary. Here you can take a deep breath in and exhale the stress and anxiety of the day. Without any colorful distractions, the spaces in the home calm, soothe, and relax the mind.
Sherwin Williams has some really lovely new neutrals in their designer collection. As usual, I always recommend sampling the colors before you commit to painting and also checking to see if it is compatible with the lighting in your home. If you need help choosing colors for your home, I am always available on a virtual basis. You can fill out the form below to contact me.