In this much loved and yet complex business of interior design, we often labor over the simplicity of what “color?” So in this blog, I want to share some of the neutrals that I have used over the years.

If you want a really crisp white for the traditional home or just a pure contrast to dark colored walls try the combination of Swiss Coffee by Dunn-Edwards and Mustang by Benjamin Moore.

However, most of the times, I like the soft creams of whites such as Gentle Cream by Benjamin Moore. Many times I use fabric covered walls and the softer white trims work better.

In residential design, color is not only the backdrop for your furnishings and artwork, it also sets the mood inside of your home.

I recommend using a neutral color in every room, chosen according to the amount of light the room receives. White Flour, Buchram Binding, & Sundew by Sherwin Williams are all fabulous neutrals.

The White Flour is a cooler white you’ll use on your baseboards and on the ceiling.  Buckram Binding and Sundew with its undertones of taupe, lends a cool elegance to contemporary interiors.

We’re seeing variations of coral trending in home interiors, especially in Spring collections for 2011.  I prefer tones that are more red like Benjamin Moore’s Geranium.  It’s a fruity, tropical color and although it’s too overwhelming for an entire room, used as an accent, it can definitely add some punch.