how to decorate with neutrals

Question: I’ve always thought it was interesting that your color palette is so simple and neutral and would like to replicate that in my bedroom. How do I do it though without it looking boring?

Answer: It’s all about texture, lighting, fragrance and that soothing palette of a coconut by the sea. The Coco Blanca style is alluring and intoxicating, yet always soothing to the senses. Using several shades of one color adds depth. And our coconut palette offers many colors to play with … whites, creams, beige, greige, taupe, truffle, browns and charcoal. Start with a soft white eggshell paint for your walls like Benjamin Moore Glacier White. Then add layers of tonal color and texture to your room. Custom linen drapery panels and bedding create a breezy simple elegance, and our custom upholstered headboards with nailhead trim add rich texture. Add a splash of color from the glistening azure sea … aqua, turquoise, sea glass green and a bit of metallic shimmer with our custom decorative pillows or one of our hand-loomed cotton/linen throws. And, finally, complete your room with a clean, crisp scented diffuser. Coco Blanca style … it’s all about creating a tranquil escape.


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Co-Owner | Coco Blanca
With her innate sense of style—making everything beautiful comes naturally.

Using the soothing color palette of a coconut by the sea—whites, neutrals and splashes of turquoise—Coco Blanca has created a trademark look. Her lifestyle boutique offers expert solutions for home design and women’s fashion—blending a clean, fresh, sophisticated, feel-good style.

210 South Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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