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Why Have Neutral Sheets in Your Bedroom?

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Some people may think of neutral colors as being too bland or too safe – while others may only find relaxation when surrounded by calming hues. The beauty of neutral colors is that they have the ability to help you relax, promoting calm instead of adding more stimuli to your day. They also have the ability to give you a blank slate to build on as you create an overall style of décor in a room. Neutrals go with just about everything, which means you can make changes in a room without replacing your basics.

Intrigued by how versatile neutrals can be? Here’s a closer look at what these colors are, choosing the right ones for your bedroom, how to keep neutrals from being boring, and more.

What are Neutral Colors?

What exactly is a neutral color? It’s a color that doesn’t have much saturation or intensity. Some of the most popular neutrals include ivories, grays, tans, whites, creams, beiges, and blacks. These shades usually live in the background of most rooms and are quiet and relaxing, even if you use them on big pieces of furniture or on walls. This means they make an excellent backdrop for adding pops of patterns or colors since neutrals won’t compete with them.

If you like to consider the psychology of colors, neutrals generally are associated with tranquility, neutrality, and relaxation. Whites usually offer an elegant vibe and symbolize peace, light, and simplicity. Grays give off a classic, balanced, and timeless vibe, while darker grays may appear sophisticated and dramatic and lighter grays calming and soothing. Browns, which are the neutral we most often see in nature, give off an authentic, grounding, warm feel. Black, the most powerful and strong of the neutral colors, is associated with affluence, mystery, and authority.

Choosing Neutral Colors for Your Bedroom

What neutral colors look great in bedrooms? White always proves popular because when you start with a colorless palette, there’s plenty of room to take risks with colors in accessories, furniture, or art. Of course, white comes in many shades, and the shade you choose should depend upon the amount of natural light you get in the bedroom. Bright whites look great in rooms that have a lot of sunlight. However, many bedrooms don’t get a lot of natural light, so warmer shades like cream or taupe that offer a bit more pigment keep the space from looking too flat or sterile.

If you’re working to make your bedroom look bigger, bright neutrals help throw more light around your room, making it appear larger. Soft beige or dove gray make great choices. Colors in their lightest and most neutral states like pale mint, blush pink, or powder blue work well, too.

The beauty of using neutrals in your bedroom is that they go well with all colors, including other neutrals. They’re an excellent base and starting point because you can update the entire look of your bedroom just by switching out your accessories. Bold, bright colors pop against a base of neutrals, allowing you to choose any color palette, cool or warm.

How to Keep Neutrals from Feeling Boring

Some people worry they’ll feel bored with neutrals, but there are easy ways to keep neutral colors from feeling boring in your bedroom. Patterns and colors bring life to neutrals, or you can choose to decorate with varying shades of neutrals since tone-on-tone neutrals bring a sophisticated look to the room. Just make sure you’re varying your textures, adding in fuzzy rugs, woven items, hints of metallic, and nubby knits. Adding a variety of textures eliminates any chance of the bedroom looking boring.

PeachSkinSheets Classic Collection Sheets: Neutrals

Whether you want brighter neutrals, something sophisticated, or options that bring warmth to the bedroom, you’ll find multiple options to choose from among our 24 classic colors:

  • Classic White Sheet Sets – This bright white looks great in rooms bursting with sunlight, creating the perfect backdrop for pops of color throughout the bedroom.
  • Brushed Silver Sheet Sets – Lovely brushed silver offers a soft, platinum gray neutral that brings understated elegance and a relaxing vibe to the room.
  • Vanilla Bean Sheet Sets – Add some warmth to the room with this off-white, warm neutral that features slight yellow undertones.
  • Graphite Gray Sheet Sets – This deep slate, charcoal shade brings a bit of mystery to the room, and it fits in well with nearly any other color.
  • Toasted Marshmallow Sheet Sets – Think greige or oatmeal with these sheets, which offer a cool gray tone.
  • Almond Ivory Sheet Sets – Just a touch deeper than the vanilla bean sheets, this warm, creamy neutral warms up a room that may not get as much sunlight.
  • Light Mocha Sheet Sets – This Khaki-taupe-tan that’s warm and a little deeper than the almond shade brings earthy tones to the bedroom, grounding your décor.
  • Midnight Black Sheet Sets – The deepest of the neutrals we offer, this is a pure black neutral that is the perfect backdrop for any other color in the room.

Why PeachSkinSheets?

When you’re looking for high-performance sheets in neutral shades, PeachSkinSheets offers unique advantages over other types of bedding. The 21st-century SMART fabric used to craft our sheets is the latest in sleep technology textiles. Both breathable and lightweight, it reduces night sweats and wicks away moisture, ensuring sheets – and you – stay dry at night. They don’t just work great for hot sleepers, though; the temperature-controlled fabric keeps hot sleepers cool while cool sleepers stay cozy.

Try PeachSkinSheets for yourself. You can order free swatches to see our neutral shades in person and determine what fits best in your bedroom!


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