A gorgeous neutral palette that is cropping up a lot recently is the combination of natural light woods and steely greys.

Creating a feeling of calm simplicity this colour combination draws on recent trends towards natural, sustainable, well made products without frills or fuss (eco-luxe?). Beautifully made wood and cork products, ‘earth-tone’ metals -steel, copper and brass- natural linen and marbled stone all highlighting their unique properties.

Think classically simple Scandinavian or Japanese products like those sold at Mjölk in Toronto:


So pretty. I wish I could commit to one simple colour scheme like this, but just love colour too much!