Timeless Colors for Your Modern Home - NOLI Modern Italian Living

Timeless Colors for Your Modern Home

When choosing a color palette for your home, you may think that being both modern and timeless is impossible, but we’re not-so-sorry to tell you that is not the case. In fact, modern colors are timeless because timelessness never goes out of style. At NOLI, we always center our designs around palettes that stand the test of time. There will always be “trending” colors that go in and out of style (think the avocado kitchens of the 1960s and 70s 👴), but neutral, muted, nature-inspired palettes always endure.

What are modern, timeless colors?

You may think that narrowing your 2024 paint colors to a palette at the intersection of modernity and timelessness will be limiting, but we’re once again not-so-sorry to tell you that’s not true. Neutrals and earth tones like taupe, grays, and muted greens are all modern paint colors that are always on the table for timeless design, especially when it comes to cabinetry. 

Don’t believe us? Check out the grey palette example from a remodel we did in Clifton. 

Greys and off-white timeless colored cincinnati kitchen

Another avenue to explore with your modern interior paint colors that never goes out of style are natural colors and textures. This can be anything from whitewashed oak to natural wood that can be used for your flooring, walls, and ceiling with the addition of paneling, just like we did in this Hyde Park Cincinnati kitchen

Classic wood tones in a timeless cincinnati kitchen

How to incorporate pops of color 

Just because we’re singing the praises of neutral palettes doesn’t mean we hate color. Not at all! We love color – we swear! You just have to use it in the right way. To create a modern timeless design, the pops of color should come from the contents of your space. We like to think of the walls as a canvas where the color and vibrancy come from the art and décor that makes your space truly yours. 

Even something as simple as the bright green chairs at the center of this muted kitchen can bring energy and playfulness to a space without overwhelming it. 

timeless taupe and greys with bright color accents

Another way to incorporate color is by pairing light walls with dark accents, like you see in this butler’s pantry. The contrast between the white, neutral walls and ceilings and the dark cabinetry gives this space a wow-factor while also keeping it – you guessed it! – both timeless and modern. 

dark grey cabinets in timeless cincinnati kitchen

Ready to design your next timeless, modern interior? 

We’re here to help. At NOLI we work with the tastes of our clients to meld modern colors with their existing art and décor for beautiful results that feel both personal and timeless. How does it work? Come ready with your “living room color ideas” Pinterest page or a mood board full of your favorite interiors. We’ll use that as a jumping-off point to create a design that’s perfectly and uniquely you.

Looking for more ideas?

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