How to decorate with elegance and neutrality without falling into the obviousness of white? One of the best alternatives is to bet on ivory. This is undoubtedly one of the first shades of color that comes to mind when the intention is to decorate the house in neutral tones, but without necessarily resorting to white sameness. Usually used for painting walls, the ivory color can still be used in furniture – sofa, armchairs, table – and in functional and decorative objects – picture frames, lamps, pieces of art. But can you distinguish the ivory color from other shades of the beige palette, such as sand, straw and cream? A lot of people make this mess given the similarity of the tones. Want to learn more about this and how to make a beautiful Crocheted Wool-Eater Blanket? Then keep following the post.
The main difference from ivory to other shades of beige is that this color in particular tends to pull more towards yellow, as opposed to straw and sand, for example, which have a little more gray in their composition. That is, when defining the color of the paint note: if it is “hot” is ivory, if it is slightly “cold” is sand, so you do not get confused and everything goes as planned.
Another difference between sand and ivory is that the sand color is slightly darker than ivory. However, the caveat: the ivory color may come in different shades depending on the brand you are buying. Suvinil’s Ivory color is more yellowish, while Coral’s Ivory color has a very subtle pink background. Another detail that brings a difference in the color of Ivory is the type of finish, so make sure the paint you choose is matte ivory, satin ivory or glossy ivory, so there’s no mistake. When in doubt, take a color reference with you and compare it to the color shown in each brand’s catalog.
Where to use ivory color in decoration
Ivory color integrates the neutral color options and can be used without fear of making mistakes in any environment of the house, just do not abuse too much to not make the decoration heavy. However, the color fits very well in living and dining rooms, given the sophistication and elegance it reproduces in the environment. In rooms, whether adult or child, the ivory color is warm and brings a pleasant feeling of warmth and comfort.
Kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and entry halls are also good places to apply color. Outside areas, such as façades, balconies, and yards, can benefit from ivory neutrality, but remember that light tint can become a problem in open environments that naturally tend to foul more easily. Now that you know this detail, how about starting to use ivory for your decoration?
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