The neutral bedroom promotes and atmosphere of tranquility and relaxation. In such a setting there should be no conflicting strong colours to distract the eye or interfere with the calming effect of fluent, decorative rhythm. To avoid causing claustrophobia, ceilings should be as pale as the other surfaces, but never pure white, which is cold and unsympathetic. Soft off white on the other hand harmonizes well with other neutrals.
Keep bedroom colour combinations to those tones of neutral that have a hint of warming pink, yellow, or rust in them, to avoid creating a cold, unwelcoming room, but remember to maintain the same undertone throughout the whole scheme.
There are elements, unique to the bedroom, that promote both the aesthetic ad the sensual; essential among there are appropriate bedclothes. Use fine cotton or linen and fat, fluffy duvets or generous, satin bound blankets. Pile the bed with huge pillows and cushions, using shape and texture to emphasize their individual character, but make sure they are practical as well. The bed topcoat will contribute greatly to the material mix, whether it be of velvet, mohair, cashmere, fake fur, or a combination of these.
Combine ivory and beeswax with a hint of straw yellow, to maintain the sense of warmth and comfort introduced by the fabrics. Alternatively, use warm cream its natural from the maid bed covering, complemented with suitable highlights, such as cushions in rich burnt umber and yellow ochre. A bedroom can be opulent without being overstuffed and it can be serene without being cold; balanced is all.