Natural Neutrals: September Roundup + Music Playlist

We’re close to wrapping up September and with that we’re looking back at our deep dive into the world of natural neutrals. Now that it’s officially fall, we’re all about Scandinavian design and feelings of hygge, the Danish concept that encompasses feelings of coziness and well-being. Home interiors that incorporate mixes of wood tones, rich textures and natural finishes in furniture and decor, layer visual interest within any environment. With warm colors like beige, brown, greige, sand, taupe, cream and gray among the favorites for a natural neutral color palette, and terracotta, amber and clay pink as accents, a sense of natural tranquility effortlessly emerges. Now, kick back and relax, and take it further by listening to our chill playlist on Spotify while revisiting these posts.

modern living space in neutral tones

Villa Kuro: A Desert Home in California Inspired by Japanese Wabi Sabi Philosophies
We took off for Joshua Tree, California (in our minds) to a vacation home that easily could have been transported from Japan. Southern California interior design studio MINI INNO designed Villa Kuro with nods to nature and the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi, which seeks beauty in perfection. Perfectly mixing natural textures, warm accents and contemporary furnishings, this vill is an ideal escape from the city.

modern wall-mounted wood rack with three leather loops

10 Natural + Neutral Accessories to Add Warmth + Coziness to Your Home

In case you need inspiration in finding ways of bringing some natural neutrals into your own home, we scoped the internet to find 10 accessories to do the trick. From cozy throws to bathroom rugs, ceramic diffusers to self-watering planters, you’re bound to find something you love to add some warmth in your space.

modern living room with sofa, rug and table in neutral colors

Lulu and Georgia Release Organic + Modern Rugs by Designer Élan Byrd
This latest Lulu and Georgia collaboration with artist and textile designer Élan Byrd evokes natural neutrals to a tee. The collection includes a series of rugs and pillows that feel organic yet modern, with varying textures, graphic patterns and rich neutral tones. The earthy, tonal hues emphasize the geometric patterns making for a bold statement that also remains understated.

>>> For more ideas on how to incorporate natural neutrals into your home, visit our collection here! <<<

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.