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5 Color Rules Worth Breaking — From the Archives: Greatest Hits

5. Neutral means beige — Wrong! Neutral colors are any that contain both warm and cool tones. Beige is one, but it's certainly not the only one. The muted sage below is a perfect example of a non-boring, colorful neutral. With beige walls, this room would be blah, but change the shade just a touch and it becomes sophisticated, layered and beautiful.