How to Make Neutral Not Boring | Julie Khuu

How to Make Neutral Not Boring | Julie Khuu

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Warm neutrals remain among one of the most popular interior design color palettes and for good reason. Rooms enveloped in this neutral color story feel cozy, warm, inviting, calm, and relaxed. But how do you know when you’re overdoing warm neutrals and end up with a boring beige box?
If you’re into this hot and trendy look, but not quite sure how to execute it with ease, this video is for you!

0:00 Introduction
1:34 TIP 1 Create Visual Impact with Architectural Detailing
3:19 TIP 2 Soothe the Senses with Touchable Textiles
4:04 TIP 3 Make a Statement with Bold Artwork, Prints, and Patterns
5:00 TIP 4 Brighten Rooms by Bringing the Outdoors In
5:28 TIP 5 Finish the Look with Sentimental, Soulful, and Stylish Home Décor

• Chairish
• 1st Dibs
• Etsy
• eBay
• One Kings Lane Vintage
• Apartment Therapy Bazaar

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Cover Image: Jane Hallworth
Edited by: Kelly Nguyen for Julie Khuu Interior Design
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  1. Adrienne Boullianne on February 9, 2023 at 4:59 am

    omg, at 4:44, that room on the right with all the felted wool and unique artwork was exquisite!

  2. Joan Labranche on February 9, 2023 at 4:59 am

    Thanks Julie. This inspo for my natural farmhouse decor I’ve been working on in the living room is perfect timing🙌🏽👌🏽💜

  3. Sandi Clipfell on February 9, 2023 at 5:00 am

    Love the glass round coffee table with the geometric design wood leggs, where can I purchase

  4. Azabujuban-Hito on February 9, 2023 at 5:01 am

    I’ll give this trend a pass. To me, the beige-brown home palette will always reminds me of my parents’ house waay back in 1990s.

  5. Zenaida Roxas on February 9, 2023 at 5:01 am

    I’m loving the neutral color palette now! My old house used to have splash of vivid color. Neutral is classic, has uncluttered look . Its not boring at all because i mixed my furniture both modern and antiques. And it looks cozy . Love your tips! I always keep that in mind now that i’m still decorating my new house. Thanks , Julie.

  6. Sherricca Lewis on February 9, 2023 at 5:02 am

    Hi Julie! I love that you did this video. I love neutrals and fear that my style is boring. I love your versatility in help all different folks with styles inspiration. Love you girl!❤️

  7. Cool person Lolollloll on February 9, 2023 at 5:04 am

    Love your style!

  8. Sandie Edward on February 9, 2023 at 5:04 am

    All your examples were beautifully designed… Stay safe… You Look 👍 Great

  9. Raya K on February 9, 2023 at 5:04 am

    Julie, you are a goldmine of knowledge and useful tips. Love this video, this style, and you!

  10. HarvestSong on February 9, 2023 at 5:05 am

    Oh thank you, thank you! I am so ready for wall textures and dimension to make its return!

  11. Garlic Girl on February 9, 2023 at 5:05 am

    I need color! LOL!

  12. Ydor's GARDEN on February 9, 2023 at 5:05 am

    Love the video 💗💗💗

  13. iamDonareen on February 9, 2023 at 5:06 am

    I love your videos! They’re so informational! What are your thoughts on the same flooring seamlessly through out the house? Including the bathroom and closets?? It’s so hard for me to decide. Help!!!!

  14. Luisa Kyriacou on February 9, 2023 at 5:08 am

    That’s exactly what I want to do in my live room, the kitchen is across and has white cabinets,white and grey marble countertop with gold accidents. Would neutral work for my living room if I have a gray in the kitchen?

  15. Jennifer Fernandez on February 9, 2023 at 5:10 am

    Looove the neutrals! You look great btw. 😊😍

  16. Jane Cadousteau on February 9, 2023 at 5:11 am

    Love your vids so much. Thank you!

  17. Susan McGuire on February 9, 2023 at 5:15 am

    Thanks for all these great hints and tips. I always love hearing and seeing your ideas Julie.
    I am so glad you included information on plants. I think having plants in your home makes the rooms look fresh and alive. Greenery can make a big difference.

  18. Jackie on February 9, 2023 at 5:15 am

    Hi Julie! Im new subscriber. I have a question, I have had a tri fold mirror under my bed i realized, can you tell me how that can affect sleep or health or the effecrs of that?

  19. Sarah Saavedra on February 9, 2023 at 5:15 am

    Enjoyed this video.

  20. Lavender And Myrtle on February 9, 2023 at 5:16 am

    Hey Julie! I’ve been watching your videos for about two years now and want to say thank you. I have Palladian Blue (benjamin Moore) walls throughout and would like some suggestions on what color curtains I should use for our living room window which is quite large. We will be getting a sand color sofa and two swivel chairs upholstered in a slightly darker shade of blue than our walls. Can you help?

  21. Chamali Perera on February 9, 2023 at 5:16 am

    Hi Julie, I can’t thank you enough for the valuable knowledge that I’ve gained on deciding the furniture for my new house..your measurements video was the best..if not for that I would’ve ended up in a cramped and my husband measured according to your videos and checked whether we have left enough space eg: around dining chairs etc..we actually ended up replacing some of the furniture we ordered..
    Again a big thank you and wish you and your family health, wealth and happiness!

  22. debra thomas on February 9, 2023 at 5:20 am

    Great tips! Thank you.

  23. Diane Rajkowski on February 9, 2023 at 5:23 am

    Can neutral work with coastal look?

  24. Echo McClellan on February 9, 2023 at 5:24 am

    I have grown to appreciate neutrals and all different styles. Neutral colors are very calming and relaxing. However, I love color. Could you do a video on color? Especially jewel tones?
    Love your videos! I hope you and your family health and happiness.

  25. Carol Block on February 9, 2023 at 5:24 am

    Can you do a tutorial on decorating with black and white?

  26. Dawn Robin on February 9, 2023 at 5:25 am

    Neutral has had a long duration in popularity. Do you think this will continue, indefinitely?

  27. thangamani pillai on February 9, 2023 at 5:29 am

    Neutrals loved it
    Inspiring…brown is
    My weakness💜🎊

  28. Martha Treto on February 9, 2023 at 5:29 am

    Thank you Julie, definitely very helpful, love neutral colors. ❤️🌷👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  29. Pauline Acosta on February 9, 2023 at 5:29 am

    Where is the couch in the background from?

  30. Rehana Yusaf on February 9, 2023 at 5:29 am

    Hi Julie, I loved this video, Thanks.. What are some good sources for neutral rugs?

  31. Jerri Dorr on February 9, 2023 at 5:32 am

    What about industrial style

  32. Pam I Am on February 9, 2023 at 5:32 am

    I’d love to see a video on how to use blue or green as a neutral.

  33. Omotanwa on February 9, 2023 at 5:33 am

    What do you think of kilim beige for main walls in house?

  34. Dee Thao on February 9, 2023 at 5:34 am

    Thank you, Julie for this neutral color ideas! I am wondering if you have any videos of ideas about countryside house? I would like to see.

  35. USA Link System on February 9, 2023 at 5:34 am

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  36. Hug 23 on February 9, 2023 at 5:34 am

    i just love those neutrals.. good video Julie!

  37. CloverPickingHarp on February 9, 2023 at 5:35 am

    Julie do you have a video on mixing styles?

  38. Cynthia on February 9, 2023 at 5:36 am

    This is my jam! I love the calming, peaceful energy of neutrals in a variety of textures. I add color with plants, fresh flowers, and art. Honestly, I could do a room with only neutrals using a ton of textures and call it a day. I added soft pink in one space and its so calming. Black is a great contrasting neutral to warm creamy, sandy, earthy colors. I love the look of terra cotta with neutrals too, especially floors. Great advice to try textural walls! I will do that one day. 😉 Thanks Julie!

  39. Kathy O'Rourke on February 9, 2023 at 5:36 am

    Very good!

  40. nozztozz on February 9, 2023 at 5:38 am

    Julie, at 6:29 you said you would link your favorite shops in the description box. But I don’t see that. Did I misunderstand?

  41. HarrisonD on February 9, 2023 at 5:41 am

    Yeah, no, I like some color mixed in with all my greige.

  42. Ruey Stocking on February 9, 2023 at 5:41 am

    This is super helpful, I have always gotten so many great ideas from your videos. Thank you!!!

  43. Cynthia on February 9, 2023 at 5:41 am

    One more thought: I LOVE the images you chose for this video. Great examples of combining materials, textures and neutrals. 👏

  44. Julie Khuu on February 9, 2023 at 5:42 am

    Thank you everyone for alerting me of the audio issues in this previous video. We fixed the issue, enjoy and please let me know if you have any questions below! 🙏🏻☺️

  45. Gilda Obemio on February 9, 2023 at 5:45 am

    nice to see God bless

  46. Yoli M on February 9, 2023 at 5:47 am

    Julie you never disappoint. The music the visuals. Girlfriend you’re the truth!

  47. Diane Rajkowski on February 9, 2023 at 5:50 am

    You contribute hope and ideas .. we are open to all that can assist us on this journey

  48. One Ofakind style on February 9, 2023 at 5:51 am

    Ok but Julie can I just say, you’re glowing 😍😍✨

  49. Faiso Axmed on February 9, 2023 at 5:52 am

    Hi sis i have silver sofa iam confused curtain and rug and custion covers color can you plz gave me ideals

  50. barata rojarani on February 9, 2023 at 5:54 am

    Julie, can you suggest for coloring pillars in house

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