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Red is the New Beige

Posted 15 February 2014 12:00 AM by Arizona Tile

Featured Image: Dome Rust Porcelain Tile in Living Room

Can you use Green and Red as a neutral in your décor?

Is it time to get away from the beige box? What is the “beige box” you ask? You may be sitting in it right this minute – it is using beige as a neutral in your home. Now, we are not talking about some great shade of brown like Bridle or Tapestry… we are talking the straight-off-the-shelf-nondescript-beige that leaves you yawning.

What about using red as a neutral? Crazy you say? It isn't as crazy as you might think. Really you can choose any color to be your neutral and red doesn't even need to be clown nose red either. What if the red were more in this family?

Dome Series Rust Porcelain Tile Dome Series Rust Porcelain Tile

You can see how this particular red is very neutral and yet is a powerful color that makes a statement.

Years ago, there was a TV show called The Home Show which was a pre-HGTV magazine daytime show. Kitty Bartholomew was the show's interior designer and whenever she decorated a room, she chose green for the rug. The rest of the room could be red, white and blue, but the floor was almost always green.

Green was her neutral. This may be less of a stretch for you if you think about nature. Her argument was that grass was green and in nature you find every color with grass.

Shimmer Teal Glass Tile Shimmer Teal Glass Tile

She’s right, isn't she? Whether you choose green tile for flooring because it mirrors grass, a shimmering green for a wall to add a pop of color or choose lovely green soapstone for your kitchen counters, you can choose any colors for the rest of the room. Green can be a neutral color in any décor.

You don’t have to be afraid to add color to your home. If you have a favorite color, the experts at Arizona Tile can help you find a way to incorporate it into the tile you choose for your decorating project. Just ask!

Get started pairing a variety of porcelain tiles in our Just Imagine™ Visualizer Tool. Post your ideas in the comments below!

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