12 neutral living room ideas for a cool and calming scheme

In an interiors world where maximalism is making a comeback, the term more is more is frequently used to describe trends, and the Colors Of The Year are just getting wilder and wilder, neutral living room ideas may seem a bit… safe. But bold shades and animal prints aren’t the only ways to create interesting, stylish spaces. 

The classic neutrals are so versatile, you can design rooms that feel serene and soft and calming or ones that are fun and fresh and every bit as exciting as a bright color scheme. And there’s the big plus that neutral schemes have longevity. A white, cream or grey living room is never going to go out of style, no matter how outrageous the trends get and you can always use these colors as a backdrop to switch up the room as styles come and go.