Design notes from the Barcelona Chair: Neutral Vs Colorful

Nowadays, there is an intense dispute in Interior Design between colorful advocates and their neutral counterparts. They both defend some pretty good concepts in the use of color for our spaces.

When it comes to the neutral team, there are some good reasons to take in consideration. Popular choices in Interior Design nowadays consider neutral choices as their mean element to obtain a relaxing, calm environment, and that’s a common desire for many people. On the other hand, the result may end in a monotone trend, where all living rooms or bedrooms look the same. From there the plea of the colorful team to enrich our spaces and bring them some life.

But, there are some ways to enrich your color palette without blowing your equilibrium, lets share some tips about it.

Enhance your neutrals

If you are not ready to say good bye to your beloved neutral colors, one beautiful alternative is to warm them. Get out of the cold white and bring some green, blue, and stronger hues of grey. The results matching with your furniture will refresh you.


One of the kings of neutral color, Grey will be here for a while too. Try it with a stronger approach. Other suggestion is not to use grey in a overwhelm way. Don’t use it like the only color around, and get some support with an accent wall where you can complement it or look for a contrast with a bright color


In several hues, blue is rocking all around this year. The rising of Coastal Living in 2020, has made navy blue a very popular option. But not only in navy, Deep blue is quite popular too, and let’s keep in mind that classic blue was the color of the year 2020, according to Pantone. So, it’s very probable to see this relaxing, cool hue along all 2021, too. 

Light woods

Each year, the influence of natural elements, is greater, so will see a lot about their color tones in our homes. Natural wood, with all its nuances, just like light wood, Originally seen mainly in flooring, light wood its making the crossover to furniture and even as a hue choice for walls, being a very popular choice.

For inspo, info and great offers in furniture, don’t miss the opportunity in Barcelona Design, the alternative for Mid Century Modern style furniture, with masterpieces like the Barcelona Sofa  or the Hans Wegner Shell Chair.  Time pass but classic remains.