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The Natural Neutral Boost

Color is more powerful than most of us give it credit for. It can inspire and move you (literally and mentally); elicit emotion and even give you a pop of productivity. But the perception that bold, vibrant colors aren’t chic and classy is as much a myth as the idea that neutrals are dull and boring. Quite the opposite – and the trends we’re seeing in muted shades and tone-on-tones are proof.

We’re not just talking carpet either. Here are four design tips that is sure to boost interiors with a neutral rush.

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  1. Subtle sophistication. Using a neutral color palette doesn’t mean you need to stick to one shade. Combine different tones of cream, gray or even pinks to create interiors that vary from breezy to cozy. Gray is arguably the hot neutral of the last few years. One of the advantages to using many shades of gray is that you can combine hot and cool hues. This tone-on-tone style is timeless – and of the now.
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  1. All that glitters is gold – and silver and copper… Metallic accents are here to stay, with many designers taking inspiration from retro trends to fashion modern reinterpretations that pop in golds, silvers and copper finishes. The shimmer adds subtle and unexpected dimension, and an aura of luxe to anything it touches.
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  1. Tantalize with texture. We often pay so much attention to the visual aspects of color that texture sometimes eludes us. A floor covered in neutral carpet is anything but boring – and is especially exciting – when its texture is rich and looks hand-crafted.
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  1. Not your grandma’s neutrals. Today’s neutral colorways aren’t limited to taupes and beiges. In fact, greens and blues and even rusty reds are admired as accent shades – and dialed-up neutrals. Don’t be afraid of the unexpected and innovative.
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Give your neutrals a boost – with carpet, furnishings and other design elements. Don’t limit your creativity or the design potential of your space. Experiment.

It’s what we did with one of our latest collections Shapeshifter, which features unique, random pattern of dual color, or glimmering tone-on-tone rendering. The possibilities are endless – a natural coordinate or ready to take shape on its own.

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Bentley Mills Inc. is the largest commercial carpet manufacturer in California proudly operating out of a LEED®-EBOM Gold manufacturing facility. Sitting on the corner of Don Julian Road since 1979, Bentley is deeply emerged in the culture of Los Angeles. For more than 35 years, Bentley has defined design, color, quality, and customer service within the commercial design community and carpet industry.