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This story originally appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Domino, titled “In With the Nude.” Subscribe to be the first to receive each issue.

Neutrals often get a bad rap. We get it: Eggshell, beige, and tan hues are hardly the most exciting or eye-catching in the spectrum, but it’s time to give the oft-overlooked colors a second chance. This spring, home decor brands offer a contemporary take on nude tones with cool patterns and unexpected materials. Ahead, Domino’s executive creative director Kate Berry curated a range of neutral-colored accessories and decor pieces that are sure to change your mind. With everything from bold checkers to sleek stripes and more, she knows just how to nail the trend.

In need of a living room refresh? We’ve got you covered. A new pair of killer heels? We’ve got those too.

If you want to add a touch of texture

Todos Santos Loveseat, Mexa Design

Add a high dose of texture to your living room with this loveseat. Go ahead and toss on a few neutral pillows if you’re feeling rebellious.

If you love to host

Napkins, Heather Taylor Home ($82)

“At the first sign of warmer weather, I set our outdoor table with spring linens,” says Berry. No outdoor space? No problem. These would look just as stunning laid out on your kitchen table to elevate weeknight dinners.

If you’re always taking notes

Fabric Journal, Rifle Paper Co. ($24)

A notebook is more than a place to jot down your to-do list. It’s a place to generate ideas and goals—plus, who knows?  A new cover may even spark some inspiration.

If you’re stuck in a rut

Loom by Jen Garrido, Jenny Pennywood ($240)

Swapping out your wall decor for bold new artwork may be the refresh you didn’t know you needed. “Colored blocks meet fluid brushstrokes for a piece that complements any wall,” says Berry.

If simple white plates aren’t your thing

Breakfast Plate, Fuerstenberg (€69), Fuerstenberg ($69)

This pastel-toned plate is a far cry from the basic white options typically relegated to everyday dinnerware.

If the snake is your spirit animal

Crossbody Circle Clutch, Clare ($285)

This chic little crossbody is the only accessory you’ll need this spring: LBD? Pair it with this purse. Jeans and a tee? Pair them with this purse. Any other outfit you can think of? Pair it with this purse.

If you’re an ardent DIY’er

“I love stripes in subtle colors to freshen up curtains and furniture,” says Berry. This fabric would look incredible if used to upholster a bench at the foot of your bed or really with any older furniture piece in need of a fresh look.

If you mean business

Penny Knot Mule, Loeffler Randall ($395)

“These are the comfiest heels for running around town and they look anything but sensible,” says Berry. Put a pep in your step with these fun mules.

If you’re ready for warmer weather

Mini belt buckle and leather strap, Hermès ($515)

The days of drowning in your shapeless (yet cozy) down parka are over. Berry is all about bringing back the waist for spring with this timeless staple accessory.

If you consider yourself a maximalist

Rug, Nordic Knots ($195)

Use this sunny yellow textile to add an extra hit of pattern to your space: When layered over another rug, it’ll add depth to your space and make it feel even cozier.

See more trends for spring:

We Asked 15 Design Insiders to Predict Spring Color Trends The Only 3 Spring Decor Trends You Need to Know, According to Anthropologie The Founder of The Webster Shares Her Wallpaper Picks for Spring

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