Modern living room layout is not a new topic of reflection, especially for regular readers of sitazine. The same goes for the sober and elegant neutral color decoration, but examined on many occasions. We will not explore in detail these two sides of interior design each in its autonomous role. Rather, we will treat the tricks that make this or that living room luxurious and exclusive despite the discreet background and complementary accents barely visible. In short, we will decipher what are the elements that make neutrals work in a contemporary framework. And it’s up to you to find the right answers just below each of the pictures in the gallery to follow!
It should be noted that, for the purpose of our comparative study, the term ” neutral colors ” refers to all low-pigmented tones, beige to brown in nature, and so-called -colors, namely: white and black. The shades of gray, somewhere between these two, will also be part of the color chart currently being processed. That being said, let’s analyze the neutral modern living room!
The neutral modern living room that plays artfully with nuances
This modern living room looks super moderate and attractive at a time! First, the space explores almost any possibility between off-white, sand-colored and gray-cedar-looking essence, which is a good strategy in itself. But note that the vertical lamellas of the wall paneling and the hanging low cabinet have the same texture which is the real key to success.
The next space offers a very different atmosphere but is equally inviting and exclusive. However this time, it is the non-colors that dominate the decor and especially their matte variants. This strategy, combined with hot metals such as brass and gold, guarantee a cozy and very chic atmosphere.
Nothing more soothing and warming than a fire in the home to contemplate for hours! The modern living room, even minimalist design , above proves that the fireplace is able to easily transform a room cozy nest even when it is completely devoid of colors and textures, as is the case illustrated.
Of course, there are less direct ways to warm the neutral living room, even if only visually. Who is interested in interior design has probably already guessed that this is the use of natural wood decoration.
A modern living room and cozy at the same time, thanks to the good textures
Whether present in the form of imposing cladding, some extra furniture or a very small decorative object, wood is essential when it comes to setting up an inviting and warm decor. And nowadays, even ultra-modern pieces choose to enjoy it in one way or another.
Beware of the opinion that solid wood flooring or wood ceiling paneling is reserved for mountain chalets. This is not always the case, as you can see for yourself by taking a quick look at the picture above. When properly chosen, a few wide planks on the floor can harmonize ideally with the modern living room even when it is entirely white and graphite!
Being on the subject of organic textures, one could not skip textiles into natural fibers, fake furs and knits. These are the winning formulas for achieving a sweet and friendly decor even in a modern living room completely gray! Of course, the chimney does not hurt either …
Remember that leather can also find its good place in the modern living room. In the example above, we have an anthracite accent wall whose purpose is to highlight the superb white sofa and a cognac leather club spirit chair that softens, “humanizes” the somewhat disconnected background. Great, no?
From all appearances, small fossilized wooden objects are not out of place in the modern living room either. Note also the design armchairs, their tapestries in gray-white and their mesh structure, in particular, reminiscent of the exotic armchair Emmanuelle. All these details, at first sight insignificant, make you want to cocoon, do not you?
Upholstery fabrics and other ad hoc textiles in the modern living room without real colors
The type of home textile is very important for the atmosphere in a given room, but when we talk about the modern living room dominated by neutral colors, it turns out to be absolutely crucial. In terms of furnishings, the leather remains in the back position with respect to the fabrics and it is not for arbitrary reasons.
First and foremost, the leather sofa looks a bit outdated and not vintage. Secondly, this texture is visually less “soft” than that of the fabric sofa and it is a luxury that we simply can not afford in the context of the neutral living room we want to keep contemporary but hospitable at the same time time.
The unique element that is just as important as the sofa, sometimes even more, is the carpet! And as we are talking about the modern living room in neutral tones, it is important to compensate for the lack of color by the abundance of texture. Logically, THE carpet par excellence in this case will be the long haired , also called “shaggy”.
Lighting fixtures are very important for overall printing
Finally, the lights in the modern living room are very important for the overall impression and when their light is warm the space becomes more accommodating and attractive. Please review the rest of the photos for more original ideas!
Lounge area illuminated by a suspension of tinted glass balls
Smart use of off-white and matte black in the modern living room
Ultra-low furniture blends with minimalist designs
Sectional sofas offer plenty of design flexibility
Idea of furniture and indirect lighting in the modern living room dominated by gray
Black is not a taboo as long as you’re creative!
Approach “gray on gray” in the modern living room open on the garden