This room is so interesting and it works on so many levels. Lots to learn here about working with a neutral color palette. First, I would like to point out that all of the above elements are included: Different shades of color, multiple textures that are of high quality, interesting shapes and different materials, and wonderful patterns. But there is even more going on here that contributes to the success of this design.7. You can mix your neutrals. Most people think a neutral color palette is made of a bunch of beige. But there are other neutral colors and you can mix them if you want. In this room, the designer has mixed shades of beiges and browns with several shades of gray: light silver-gray, medium steel gray and also deep charcoal. 8. Add black (or almost-black) for punctuation. In this room, the black on the cowhide chairs adds a strong bit of punctuation and so does the dark color on the rugs — more of a charcoal. In fact, notice that in all 4 photos you've seen so far, there is a little bit of black or near-black. The first room has black lampshades, the second room has black picture frames and espresso wood, and the third room has that super deep almost-black wood.9. Include elements from nature for interest and warmth. I'm crazy about the driftwood lamp bases in this room!