The New Neutrals – how to use them in your home

An enduring trend, neutrals are timeless, therefore they look good in all styles of home whether contemporary or traditional. Embracing style and minimalism, vanilla hues and milky cream tones are easy to live with and to accessorise. To help you bring this luxurious neutrals aesthetic into your home, we have picked out some of our favourite pieces. From some of our leading European designers.


The sleek Brema sideboard from Pianca is the perfect storage solution for any contemporary living or dining space. Available in a choice of sophisticated finishes and colours, as well as the new neutral.

Providing ample storage for keeping clutter hidden from view.  In addition it’s only 35cm deep, so ideal for a small space. An incredible choice of finishes for the frame and door fronts mean you can personalise it to suit your style. From wood finishes, to classic or matt gloss lacquers.

Compartments are in a matching finish but contrast finishes are available – please ask our design team.  Several versions mean you will find the ideal one to fit your space and needs.  Leather handles in three sizes give a luxe look. Or for a more minimal style, you can choose a push-pull system. Height adjustable concealed feet are supplied as standard, alternatively you can choose a base in different heights. The Brema can also be wall-mounted, and optional extras include internal lights or mirrored backs on the open compartments.

Prices from £2006

Frida upholstered bed from Chaarme



A luxurious upholstered bed, Frida, by Italian brand, Chaarme, features a lavish wraparound headboard shown here in neutrals.

On an ultra-slim wooden base and with handmade Canaletto walnut feet. An elegant, contemporary design from one of Italy’s chief manufacturers, and the ultimate in comfort. It can be customised in a wide range of fabrics, several types of leather including nubuck, and an ecoleather.

Fabric covers are removable for cleaning, but leather or nubuck are not.  It comes in UK King and Super King sizes; Euro King and US King. Slats (piano armonico version only) are included in the price, however the mattress is not. We do, however, sell a luxurious range of mattresses – all handmade in the UK in many sizes.

Prices from £2694.50

Olos armchair from Bonaldo


The Olos armchair by Mauro Lipparani for Bonaldo has an appealing mid-Century look to it.

With a gently curving, organic wooden frame and supportive back rest, it is deeply upholstered in a neutral fabric.  Ideal in a lounge for relaxed living with a luxurious feel and paired with a contemporary sofa.  What’s more, it’s truly customisable piece of furniture, Olos is available in a range of fabrics and leathers.

In addition, the  central swivel metal base comes in a choice of finishes, including White, Black, Pearl Gold or Platinum. Moreover, the wood frame can be made in Canaletto Walnut or Coal Oak.  Choose from a fantastic selection of colours to make it unique.

Prices from £1759.50

Charlotte bookcase from Bontempi


Designed by Shannon Sadler for Bontempi, the popular Charlotte bookcase is so versatile. Totally modular, it can be fixed to the ceiling to create a stunning room divider, or attached to the walls.

The strong, tubular metal frame can be lacquered in a wide choice of colours, shown here in a new neutrals. And also in metallics including Dark Brass, Rose Gold and Natural Silver.  Decorative bolts which are at the top and bottom of each column, can be matching or in a different finish.

There are many combinations to choose from to get your chosen look. This version has a white frame with gold decorative details, glass shelves and white metal storage boxes. Follow the link above to see it full size, in all it’s glory.

Prices from £1666

Olo tables from Mogg


Created by designer, Antonio Facco for Mogg, the stunning Olo table is made from wax-finished concrete. Therefore it gives it an interesting finish. Any imperfections are part of the material’s natural formation and adds to the unique appearance.

Which is more apparent in the new neutrals colourway than the darker grey version. More a piece of art or sculpture, and in a soothing rounded shape, it will enhance any contemporary home.

Furthermore, it is now also available in solid, ash-stained moka wood, called Olo Wood. Or a solid wood lacquer which comes in many colours, called Olo Colours.  The table comes in four sizes, in Ivory as shown here, or Anthracite. Mogg are an innovative company specialising in quirky pieces. Above all, they like to work with up-and-coming designers to create an outstanding range of furniture and accessories.

Prices from £540


Pixel Light sofa from Saba


The iconic Saba Pixel sofa collection by Sergio Bicego includes Pixel Light. Which is a modular seating system with multiple elements so you can create your own arrangement to suit any room.

The new neutrals sofa has super comfortable back cushions filled with high-performance padding in breathable microfibre and quilted with cotton canvas. Equally important, there are multiple choices for back cushions and armrests and lots of different sizes. For the seat back you can choose traditional cushions in three sizes, or a cushion with a roll.

A varnished, iron-look base comes in a champagne or black finish. In addition, the base can be embellished with textile or leather bands. There is a huge selection of fabrics and leathers to choose from, or you can supply your own fabric. Shown above consists of  two seating modules with low back rests. A pouf module can be added to extend the sofa.  Other pieces in the collection include a Pixel Light outdoor sofa.

Prices from £5610

Lema Bule dining table


This beautifully simple, round table is the Bule, designed by Chiara Andreatti for Lema. Lema are renowned for their innovative design and exceptional quality.

And are based in the established northern Italian furniture-making district. The neutral table has a clean, Japanese feel to it and would be perfect in a minimal room scheme. Round tables lend themselves to entertaining, as all the guests can see each other easily. Further, a Lazy Susan is available as an extra for easy dining too.

It is made from reconstructed marble and comes in two colours. Belgian Blue or White Candoglia as shown here. It can also be made with a heat-treated, oak table top with a Tideo Bronze or Black Belgian Blue base. The bottom base plate is in titanium painted metal. Finally, it is available in 160cm, 180cm and 200cm width.

Prices from £5338

For more inspiration, head to our Pinterest profile for some stunning examples of neutrals.