How to Use Neutral Colors without Being Boring: A Room by Room Guide

Neutral colors are a good choice for home decor. They are versatile and pleasing to the eye. But if you do not carefully plan your interior design as a whole your wall paint color might turn out to be boring. Learn ways how to make neutrals classy and elegant without being boring.

Colors tend to have one of three primary behaviors: active, passive, and neutral. The word neutral, in fact, means impartial or unbiased. Because of this, the use of neutral colors in home decorating is a common and effective strategy.

For one thing, neutrals (think white, black, brown, cream, grey, and pretty much any muted earthy tone) can “go” with anything – that’s what makes them neutrals. This provides versatility in decorating over the years as trends and personal preferences change. Neutrals also tend to be colors that provide an excellent background to any other color, providing a solid foundation for decorating no matter what your style.

But sometimes this idea can be taken to an extreme in the neutral world. Entering a room that’s decorated in beige upon beige upon beige upon…wait, is that cream? Oh. Nope. Beige again…is both boring and aesthetically stagnating. In order to alleviate that risk, the following is a guide for decorating with neutrals for every room in your house while maintaining personality, life, charm, and style.

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Considering and Selecting Family Hobbies

Quality time spent with our children and loved ones is invaluable in this day and age. Wouldn’t it be nice to spend time together doing the same thing but at the same time everyone doing their own thing? Let’s tale a look at this article first and learn the things we need to consider first in choosing our family hobbies.


A family in our neighborhood has adopted backpacking as their family hobby. Fortunately, we live in an area where amazing backpacking country is close by, and many weekends when the weather is good and usually a week or two in the summer will find this family on a backpacking excursion.

If you ask this family, they will tell you that some of their best family memories have been involving their backpacking trips.

They love being in nature together, sleeping under the stars, cooking out with their lightweight stoves and freeze dried meals and simply enjoying time together. They would also tell you that it is not so much which family hobby you choose as long as you have one that brings the family together and creates bonding opportunities.

Finding that perfect (or near-perfect) family hobby can be a little daunting for dads and moms, and kids for that matter. Often family members have radically different ideas of having fun, and finding activities that could be considered a family hobby by all family members can feel nearly impossible.

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