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15 Ways to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling

Have you tried to create a neutral color palette only to end up with a room that is a lifeless sea of beige? A room that is not so much soothing but a complete snooze? Wake up the neutral color palette in your room with shimmery metallics to prevent your style from falling flat. It’s easy to enhance a neutral color scheme by adding a touch of metallic magic. Take your color cue from the existing decor, but choose metallic details in a complementary shade to introduce subtle sparkle. Metallics such as Royal Stencil Cremes, metallic foils, and metal leaf shine their brightest when paired with pattern and Royal Design Studio Stencils. Check out these neutral palette stencil ideas that make your home shine…

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

Segreto Finishes are masters at creating neutral spaces that wow! Owner Leslie Sinclair and her team created a custom wallpaper look with the Large Entwined Trellis Stencil from Royal Design Studio painted with metallics for a soft shimmer. We love how light and bright this feels, as everything seems to be reflecting off those silver touches! Stenciling with metallic paint is an easy way to create a luxe look for less!

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

Warm, inviting, and elegant…..gold metallic shades are sensual and never fail when paired with neutrals. The Funky Fibers Wall Stencil gives decor a natural, woven fabric look with a soft, textural quality. Perfect for a subtle background finish that is super easy to decorate around!

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

The Fabric Damask Wall Stencil in a gray and silver color scheme instantly creates the look of traditional elegance in Alana Elston’s dining room makeover.  The white trim brings along a sense of refinement that pairs well with a nice dinner!

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

Stenciling over plaster with metallic paint gives the most romantic glow to any room! This application was perfect to marry the formal elements in this bathroom by Segreto Finishes. With tall ceilings, a large stencil design like the Fabric Damask Wall Stencil proportionally fits the room and balances the large mirror.

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

Lori Porter says, “My friend’s daughter was going to have her wedding reception at their home. She wanted to update her living room a little, so I suggested doing something with her bookshelves and mantel. We picked out a metallic silver for the book shelves with a sparkle white wash. We painted the back with the Benjamin Moore color wet cement. We wanted to dress it up a little bit, so I chose the Classic Damask Stencil. I wanted a paint that wouldn’t clash with the metallic silver so I chose Antique Silver Stencil Creme Paint. This paint is wonderful to work with. It goes on so smooth and eliminates bleeding under the stencil. I think this stencil is very classic and changed the looks tremendously from the flat white.”

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

Reflective, soft, and with a hint of snow, My Patch of Blue Sky created this “ice palace” wall finish with the Lisboa Tile StencilWood Icing, and Modern Masters metallic paint. The beautiful wall finish is warmed up with the combination of a trendy sunburst mirror and distressed metallic finish cabinet.

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

Kellie’s Creations used metallic stencil cremes to illuminate a subtle pattern on her accent wall. The chandelier light hits the Floral Cascade Wall Stencil in a way where the shimmery wall pattern peaks out here and there in this neutral bedroom.

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

The Moroccan Scallops Wall Stencil creates an easy and affordable faux tile look. Designer Caroline Lizarraga paired this pattern with Modern Masters Venetian plaster to create an art deco feel in this beautiful gray powder room. The metallic finish shines on certain scallop designs depending where the light hits it – it’s like having multiple neutrals but with a single paint!

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

Elegant Finishes by Gina and her modern stencil projects are so inspiring! Doesn’t this make you want to redecorate?? If you said yes, then good thing that stenciling makes it easy and affordable! Like all of Royal Design Studio’s wall stencils, the Ribbon Lattice Wall Stencil is cheaper than wallpaper… and you can redecorate and repaint whenever you want!

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

The Loose Weave Wall Stencil emphasizes the natural intricacy of woven fibers and provides a restful respite when painted with silver and white. This calming and sophisticated look is a great way to break up solid colored walls with a warm, subtle texture.

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

Maison de Pax was excited for the opportunity to decorate her daughter’s new room, but was hesitant to spend a lot of money and effort on something that wouldn’t last past her nursery years. Good news! There is a solution! Stenciling the Esperanza Lace Tile Wall Stencil creates a high end custom wallpaper look without breaking the budget.

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

Royal Design Studio’s Moroccan Stencils turn modern with this stunning staircase. Eva Koudelová alternated the Chez Sheik Moroccan StencilEastern Lattice Moroccan Stencil, and Chez Ali Moroccan Stencil on each stair riser, making the journey upstairs a fun one!

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

Little House of Four’s home office had been uninspiring for way too long, and she needed a boost of creativity to get her through the work week slump. A cost effective fix to a stark white office is a stenciled accent wall. She chose to stencil the Chez Ali Moroccan Wall Stencil in silver to jazz up her space. Now her office is a productive AND inspiring creative space!

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

Now’s here some sparkle to shed light on how beautiful wall stencils are! The Ribbon Trellis Wall Stencil shines in this gorgeous wall treatment done by Elegant Finishes by Gina. The sparkling wall pattern is glitzy without being overpowering and the gray monochromatic color scheme would lull anyone to a restful sleep.

15 DIY Decorating Ideas to Wake up a Neutral Color Palette with Shimmery Stenciling - Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils

Hueology Studio decorated with a pretty pewter basecoat and used Old White Chalk Paint® for the bathroom stencils. She then added a gorgeous pop of metallic with the Aged Nickel Royal Stencil Crème to the details of the Ribbon Lattice Wall Stencil. That little accent of a darker color adds depth and dimension to the stenciling and it’s such an easy way to take your stenciling up a notch!

 

The bottom line is that you don’t need to have go bold to show off your style. Neutral colors pared with metallic paints and pretty Royal Design Studio Stencil patterns are subtle, blend well, and can complement rather than compete with other room elements. The stenciled walls above show that adding a little touch shimmer can make your subdued style shine.

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  1. Lovely post. I just love the shimmery stenciling. Thanks for sharing this amazing post.

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