Any color can be a neutral color, but these colors are neutral by definition. That is one of the great things about color. In general, a “neutral” is the color used most prevalently in a color scheme. In some countries, Russian and Peru for example, red is considered a “neutral” color. In nature, green is the “neutral” or “background” color for all other colors. Consider your own wardrobe. Is dark blue your personal neutral? Think about your favorite pair of blue jeans…just about any color gets paired with them!

For a color other than beige, brown, off-white or gray to be a successful “neutral,” it should be a color of a deep value, and not too bright.

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