How to decorate with elegance and neutrality without falling into the obviousness of white? One of the best alternatives is to bet on the ivory color. This is, without a doubt, one of the first shades of color that comes to mind when the intention is to decorate the house in neutral tones, but without necessarily resorting to white sameness.
Generally used to paint walls, the ivory color can still be used in furniture – sofa, armchairs, table – and in functional and decorative objects – picture frames, lamps, art pieces.
But do you know how to distinguish the ivory color from other shades of the beige palette, such as sand, straw and cream? Many people make this confusion given the similarity of the tones. The main difference from ivory to other shades of beige is that this color, in particular, tends to pull more towards yellow, unlike straw and sand, for example, which have a little more gray in their composition. That is, when defining the color of the paint, note: if it is "hotter" it is ivory, if it is slightly "cold" it is sand.
Another difference between sand and ivory is that the color sand is a little darker than ivory. However, it is worth noting: the ivory color can present different shades depending on the brand you are buying. The Ivory color of Suvinil is more yellow, while the Ivory color of Coral brings a very subtle pink background. Another detail that brings a difference in the shade of the color Ivory is the type of finish, so make sure the paint chosen is of the type matte ivory, satin ivory or ivory with gloss.
When in doubt, take a color reference with you and compare it with the color shown in the catalog of each brand.
Where to use the ivory color in the decoration
The ivory color integrates the neutral color options and can be used without fear of making mistakes in any room in the house. However, the color fits perfectly in living rooms and dining rooms, given the sophistication and elegance that it reproduces in the environment.
In rooms, whether adult or child, the ivory color is welcoming and brings a pleasant feeling of warmth and comfort. Kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and entry halls are also good places to apply color. External areas, such as facades, balconies and backyards, can benefit from the neutrality of the ivory color, but it is worth remembering that the light hue can become a problem in open environments that naturally tend to get dirty more easily.
Colors that match ivory
Neutral colors, in general, are easy to combine. In the case of ivory, the most suitable is the composition with earthy and warm tones, such as brown, burnt red, beige and natural wood tones. This palette is also perfect for creating an ethnic-inspired decor.
Gray, white and black when used together in ivory color reveal a classic atmosphere, but with a touch of modernity.
The composition between ivory and cold tones such as blue and green are ideal for relaxing environments, but also for comfort and welcome, as is the case with the rooms. In home offices, ivory can bring that elegance and refinement that decor lacked.
How to make the color ivory
Instead of buying ivory paint, you can choose to make the color at home. That's right! Check out the video below and see the detailed explanation of how to make the color ivory:
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Check now a selection of images of environments decorated with the color ivory and get inspired to take that color to your home too:
Image 1 – Living room with white base decorated with objects in ivory tone; elegance, comfort and neutrality.
Picture 2 – Combining shades of brown with the color ivory is sure to be a passionate decoration.
Picture 3 – Calm and harmonic, this double room bet on the ivory color for the walls.
Picture 4 – With a more ethnic style, this living room brought the neutral base of ivory combined with stronger tones such as brown and mustard.
Picture 5 – Very close to wood tones, the color ivory is the right option for those who want to decorate with comfort and warmth.
Picture 6 – In the baby's room, the ivory color brings calm and tranquility.
Image 7 – The armchair with design brings the ivory tone as the main color; the light touch of black guarantees the modernity of the piece.
Picture 8 – White and ivory: a perfect composition for those who do not want to go wrong in decor.
Picture 9 – Notice here how the gray combined with the ivory leaves the modern and, at the same time, comfortable environment.
Picture 10 – The color ivory is also perfect for those who want to invest in textures and natural fibers.
Picture 11 – Ivory, gray and mustard make up the color palette of this living room.
Picture 12 – Style and elegance in the couple's bedroom decorated in shades of ivory, brown and blue.
Picture 13 – In the bathroom, the ivory color is already a classic!
Picture 14 – Modern and sophisticated kitchen in shades of white and ivory combined with the golden metallic tone of the stools and the elegant texture of marble.
Picture 15 – Warm and cozy double room decorated in shades of white, ivory and mustard.
Image 16 – Light touch of ivory color to differentiate the small toilet.
Image 17 – Sophistication squared in this kitchen of dark ivory tone cabinets.
Image 18 – In this other kitchen, the option was for a slightly lighter shade of ivory to go against the white.
Picture 19 – Ivory on the walls and gray in the details.
Picture 20 – Wall covering in shades of gray and ivory decorates this bathroom.
Picture 21 – Ivory wall for this room that mixes the modern with the vintage.
Image 22 – Perfect combination between the ivory color and the natural textures of the environment.
Image 23 – What a beautiful inspiration for those who want to create a modern environment using the color ivory.
Image 24 – Different shades of the beige palette come together in this wall covering, among them the ivory color.
Picture 25 – The ivory wall created the base of this decoration that also brings shades of green and yellow.
Picture 26 – How about now an inspiration of blue and ivory decoration?
Image 27 – Rustic room in beige and white tones; it couldn't get any better!
Picture 28 – The ivory wall matched perfectly with the wooden floor of the house.
Picture 29 – The ivory tone recamier forms a beautiful composition with the brown curtain.
Picture 30 – Notice how the wood tones harmonize naturally with the ivory color
Picture 31 – Ivory color between classic and modern in this kitchen.
Picture 32 – If you want a little more charm and sophistication in the use of the ivory color, insert details in black in the environment.
Picture 33 – This small kitchen, in corridor style, has ivory colored walls as an alternative to using white.
Image 34 – Ivory on the walls and ceiling.
Picture 35 – This lighted kitchen knew how to use the combination of ivory, wood and white very well.
Image 36 – Class and elegance is also achieved with the color ivory.
Image 37 – An inspiration to show that the ivory color need not be limited to the walls.
Image 38 – Diffuse lighting enhances the use of the ivory color on the walls.
Image 39 – Modern and elegant the composition between ivory, brown, white and wood.
Image 40 – Wall of the room painted in ivory color without losing the elegance and modernity of the environment.
Image 41 – In this other room, the option was to use the ivory color on the curtains and on the sofa.
Picture 42 – Delicate and cozy, this toilet has two shades of ivory, one lighter in the center and another darker on the sides; notice how diffused light enhances color.
Image 43 – Ivory geometric wall: a different way of inserting color in the environment.
Image 44 – How beautiful the contrast formed between the blue of the wall and the ivory tone of the closet.
Picture 45 – Clean and romantic double room decorated in shades of ivory and white.
Image 46 – The texture on the wall helped to highlight the ivory color.
Picture 47 – Quiet and cozy youth room painted in ivory.
Image 48 – Like white, the color ivory helps to create a feeling of spaciousness in the environments.
Image 49 – In this bathroom, the carved tub follows the same ivory tone as the wall.
Image 50 – A somewhat darker ivory was used here on this sofa.
Picture 51 – Palette of beige for this room, among the different shades is the color ivory.
Image 52 – For a warmer environment, combine the color ivory with shades of yellow.
Image 53 – A rustic living room, with dark ivory walls, without losing its elegance.
Image 54 – Corridors also welcome the ivory color proposal.
Image 55 – Here, it is the natural ivory of the cabinet fiber that stands out.
Image 56 – For a delicate and cozy baby room, use ivory.
Image 57 – The softness of the ivory tone can be used at will; note that here, for example, the color appears on the wall and on the sofa.
Picture 58 – In this large bathroom, the color ivory breaks the predominant monotony of white.
Picture 59 – Modern children's room decorated with a color palette that unites white, yellow and ivory with small details in black.
Image 60 – Plants also value the ivory tone used on the walls.