There's a reason most people prefer neutrals in their homes: They're usually easier to live with. Neutrals "are the perennials of color — not subject to trends as much as brighter colors, timeless and dependable," says Eiseman.
The dependable side of neutrals makes it a safe choice for big-budget items like sofas and more permanent material choices — especially for those who can't make up their minds. Color tends to be a big commitment that needs a lot of confidence, so neutrals work well for people who want to change their accent colors frequently. "Color just isn't for everyone," says interior designer Ellinor Ellefson.