Neutral Design Trends of 2024

The New Neutral Minimalism

With softer angles and tactile, organic textures, the new Minimalism is spare but never severe. It begs you to come closer, to run your hands over it, to pick it up and cuddle it … rather than just standing there in your Jil Sander, looking severe and unapproachable.  

A set of silverware with a gold tiny spoon at the bottom of the photo.

The Flora Vulgaris collection by Roos van de Velde is a study in perfect imperfection. This nature-inspired flatware allows flaws and coincidences that naturally occur during production to have a place in the final product. For more about the tender beauty on display check out our article on the recent Maison&Objet show in Paris

A minimalist bathroom in beige and neutral designs with a white tub to the right.
Refin Ceramiche

Calm yet compelling, the malleability of wax becomes the surface of these ceramic tiles. Cera pattern tiles gain in complexity as you near them, revealing a seemingly translucent  surface with the look of cracks, cavities, and surface irregularities. Learn more about the innovation we found at the Cersaie show in Bologna from our article.

A long loom blanket with neutral blocks on a beige color blanket.

Loom Imports 

Loom Imports, a fair-trade, sustainable, Certified B Corp US company, offers stunning 100-percent wool rugs, handmade in Mexico, like Rug No. 5, shown here. Natural dye baths, created for each weaving, mean colors shift slightly with different batches, making the pieces even more unique.

Pale neutral and full green paint swatches in two rows to show spring paint trends.

Benjamin Moore 

For spring, Benjamin Moore’s director of color marketing and development, Andrea Magno, sees neutral tones with Japanese/Scandinavian notes as tranquil and welcoming, drawing connections between exterior landscapes and interior comforts. For more from Andrea, check out her article on Spring 2024 paint trends.

A neutral grey table on a beige backdrop with two white glass pieces on top of it.


From designer Francesco Balzano’s series of benches, tables, and seats inspired by the bones used in the ancient Greek and Roman game known as knucklebones. The Ossicle coffee table is primal and monolithic—yet sinuously intertwined—in two-tone leather. For more about the tender beauty on display check out our article on the recent Maison&Objet show in Paris

Neutrally Sophisticated

The beiges and tans of natural materials continue to reassure us that we can keep our private lives simple, no matter how complex the world outside our door might seem.

A dining room decorated in white paint and light brown colored wood accents.

Antiquarian Shop

The shape of this wicker and rattan Louis VXI Trellis counter stool from Mainly Baskets recalls the historic luxury of the Bourbon kings. Its materials and craftsmanship ground it in today’s interest in simplicity and nature. Available in Sewickley and Aspinwall.

A dark living room with a neutral couch and dark coffee table all on a beige carpet.

Today’s Home

A well-conceived coffee table can store books and remotes as well as display treasured objects, support a massive charcuterie board, and host a rousing family boardgame party. Versatility is a virtue! This Burrow tiered coffee table is available in Pittsburgh.

Five glasses from Pittsburgh glassworks on top of sand.

Pittsburgh Glass Center

The Jigsaw collection is a new addition to the Penn/Fairmount line designed by glass artist John Sharvin. Functional as well as beautiful, with its glint of gold and its good grip, the group highlights his passion for both art and engineering. (Photo by Adam Milliron)

A neutral colored kitchen with beige cabinets, a white countertop, and various wicker products hanging above the counter.

Allegheny Millwork & Lumber

In this utility room, Armac Martin Hardware, made in England since 1929, brings a rich tradition of craftsmanship and design to solid brass cabinet pulls, latches, and a clever pot rail. Available in Pittsburgh.

Story by Stephen Treffinger and Keith Recker

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