Neutrals (black, gray, white, tan and brown) are basic to the designer’s tool kit. The virtue of an all-neutral scheme lies in its flexibility:

1.Add color to liven things up.

2.Subtract it to calm things down.

Neutrals are the epitome of nature and are used abundantly in design to evoke a serene environment (so much so that many natural tones may go unnoticed).

Quick Color Associations
◦Pale browns for calm, purity and elegance
◦Medium browns to tan for subtlety or conservation
◦Darker browns for stability, comfort and experience

Inspired by the need for a luxurious, calm oasis in our chaotic world, the design team at Guilford of Maine has curated this set of designer fabrics – Opulent Balance. A beautiful blend of upholstery, wallcoverings, drapery and acoustic fabrics that you can use to instill peace and serenity on your next project.

It’s always important to note that colors can be subjective – what might make one person feel cheerful can make another person feel irritated depending on the viewers’ past experiences or cultural differences.