Design Inspiration

Get the Look: Desert Neutrals

Saatchi Art loves Domino’s recent article admiring the appeal of desert neutrals so much that we decided to create a special art collection to celebrate this versatile color palette. Earthy desert neutrals are right at home in bohemian, modern, and traditional décor, and offer an elegant complement to a wide range of contemporary artwork. If it’s time to revamp your rooms, why not try combining some chic off-whites, bone colored tones, and rosy pinks with natural woods and woven textures to evoke the feel of Georgia O’Keeffe’s adored adobe hideaway for yourself?

When decorating with desert neutrals, layering in some natural texture keeps things captivating.

Look towards leather, hand woven baskets and rugs, and natural polished woods to add interest.

(Image: Sunset, a statement size woven wall sculpture in desert neutrals by Saatchi Art artist Liz Robb)

The welcoming, understated colors of the desert can be paired in endless combinations.

Fresh green sculptural succulents pair well with dusky desert pinks and add a lush vibe to your space. You can use botanical art to green things up as well! (Image: My plants, an original contemporary botanical painting by Saatchi Art artist Marina Gorkaeva)

Hints of turquoise and sky blue compliment a desert neutral palette, too. Mist, a dreamy desert toned abstract painting by Saatchi Art artist Wendi Turchan. (Image: Wendi Turchan / Saatchi Art)

Invite in some rosy sky pinks and sunny corals to warm things up…

…and call forth the expansive, open feeling of the southwest any place you happen to call home. (Image: El Moroco Motel, Bakersfield CA – Edition 9 of 9, Limited edition art photography by Saatchi Art artist Ed Freeman)

If you feel desert neutrals drawing you in, be sure to explore our new Inspired by Desert Neutrals art collection to discover some latest favorites you’re sure to love…

About the Author

Daryl Gammons-Jones is a contributor to Saatchi Art's blog. In addition to writing about art and design, she specializes in collecting, creating, and producing images for a diversity of creative endeavors.