Although a monochrome neutral palette can often come across as being somewhat one-note, we add needed dimension and scale through layering with color and texture. The general tenor of neutrals has been much loved for decades because of their ability to feel classic and timeless and for how they manipulate easily with changing seasonal furnishings. But tastes change, and we seek more complex neutrals that still allow the freedom to mix shades that tonally harmonize but with a different pulse for a gentler, warmer, more natural environment.
Layer Up Using Missing Link
As with any colour, it is always beneficial to determine the undertone to guide you to the best pairing partners. Missing Link, chosen for its warm undertones hint at soft ochre, adds an unmistakable luminosity and natural feel. Similar mellow neutrals in the yellow and red family work effortlessly here, or for stronger contrast, add something with a greener, more olivey undertone or a deep water inky blue. Layer in warm copper or burnished brass accents, natural or waxed woods to get creative. Paint trim and doors in a shade variation to walls, or apply a higher sheen on ceilings. Another top-shelf trend is ‘splitting colours’ on interior doors for extra character and personality.
You can also layer and add depth by layering textures of the same tone. Layering textures of the same tone provides a golden opportunity to expand on the dominant neutral colour. This style welcomes alternate finishes and sheens with paint and hard surface materials, add patterns and embossed textures to soft furnishing accent pieces or a darker toned textural rug to anchor the room.
Missing Link, being a warm mid-tone neutral loves any shades of warm white, black, brown, oyster like taupes, creams, watery blues, or as a more surprising accent colour try Mojo (C2-553) or Savannah (C2-543).