Neutral decors are as popular as ever and with more tones and hues available across the spectrum, there is far more choices than simple cream, beige or magnolia. This month NOUGAT has been one of the most popular colour schemes in both everyday and designer homes as its rich yet bright finish is perfect for creating a light yet cosy feel in any interior space. A combination of linen, caramel and cream this colour option is perfect for both modern and traditional home interiors.

Colour Palette
For a simple and traditional look that works well in a wide variety of homes then partner nougat with rich mocha, chocolate and taupe to give a cosy, textural feel that works particularly well in living room and bedroom interiors. If you prefer a softer, more delicate design then place nougat with dusky pink, lilac and pastel blue and add accents of mint of sage for a fresh, botanical inspired design. Soft greys will compliment the neutrality of this pale yet rich colour or for a more masculine feel then add elements of deep matt black for a contrasting yet luxurious designer feel.

Cushions
Neutral cushions are a perfect choice for updating your interior as they can be easily accommodated into both plain and bold interior backdrops. For a simple and traditional look then opt for cotton or linen fabrics with simple bordered edges or embroidery that will create a cosy, country cottage feel in your home. If you prefer a pop of colour then opt for floral or leaf print cushions in elegant botanical hues such as nougat, lavender, rose and lemon that will create subtle visual detail against a neutral sofa or bed set. A bold and modern look can be achieved by teaming nougat with deep black, grey or navy in geometric patterns such as stripes or chevrons for maximum visual impact.

Upholstery
People often think of neutral upholstery as a ‘safe option’ when designing their homes, but there is no reason that a nougat colour choice cannot take centre stage in your chosen room. A strikingly ornate, French carved armchair or glamorous chaise lounge will look fabulous with a nougat coloured satin or cotton upholstery and either a shimmering gold or natural oak exterior for a classic chateau or palatial renaissance look. A traditional or vintage home can be given a new lease of life with some cream, mocha and nougat striped fabric that will transform some chunky oak dining chairs for a rustic yet elegant finish.

Accessories
Neutral nougat accessories will look great against a complimentary tonal background or a bold, striking feature wall and create a subtle yet visually appealing finish on a mantelpiece or sideboard area. For a more opulent and luxurious finish then accentuate a nougat coloured interior with shimmering gold or copper accessories such as vases, mirrors and candle holders that will create an air of glamour in your chosen space. Black accessories will create a visual contrast against a neutral backdrop and add an air of masculinity to the room. Try setting a dining table with an array of nougat, gold and black crockery and accessories for a chic and refined dinner party celebration.

Furniture
Oak furniture makes the perfect partner to a nougat interior colour scheme as it complements the light and cosy tones and creates a timeless elegance that works in almost any home interior. Cream painted furniture is also a great choice as it produces a universal tone in the room and is great for providing an illusion of space in smaller or more compact areas of the home. Use furniture that features a combination of cream paint and exposed wood for a more country cottage style and appearance. Gold painted or black painted furniture will give a glamorous finish to your chosen room and is particularly striking in bedroom and dressing room interiors.

For more ideas on using a nougat colour scheme in your home, take a look at this week’s latest Pinterest board - Pinterest - Nougat Colour Trend