How to Create a Neutral Colour Scheme with Your Wood Burning Stove

Neutral colour schemes are timeless: sophisticated, stylish and universally loved, they are the design palettes that never go out of fashion in interiors.

As visually effective in a period country house as in a contemporary loft apartment, neutrals provide the perfect backdrop for you to inject your own personality and character into your home through textures, patterns and accessories.

As an eye-catching feature all year round, your wood burning stove is the perfect centrepiece to style your neutral colour scheme around. Whether you prefer a traditional stove that blends harmoniously into its surroundings or a more modern stove that makes a real statement in your home, our blog post looks at the different ways you can make the most of your wood burning stove in a neutral interior design scheme.


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Go For a Completely Neutral Space

Create a Scandi-inspired interior with a space that is bright and light, using a harmonising palette of white, cream, beige or grey. Light floorboards blend into clean, crisp walls with minimal accessories and thoughtful textures. In this scheme, wood burning stoves in monochromatic colours look the most effective; for example, our stove in Midnight black creates a powerful contrast in the white room and draws the eye inwards for maximum effect. Otherwise, choose a stove that creates a sumptuous two-tone effect, such as our Farringdon in Mist, which looks simply stunning against a cream wall.


Farringdon Eco (Mist colour) freestanding wood burning stove

Natural Neutrals with Greenery

Minimalist, neutral spaces can often feel quite cold and clinical. One way to bring warmth and life into a neutral scheme is to incorporate the biophilic trend for plants and natural greenery. This means you can create a timeless neutral feel that is brought to life through exotic plants and blossoming flowers, which can be rotated on a seasonal basis. Even dried flowers can be used to create a similar effect with a more on-trend Scandi feel. Or choose a colour palette that is more natural than neutral, with light browns and greens. Our stoves are available in a gorgeous Chestnut colour that is rich and earthy, perfectly suited to sit alongside a light green colour backdrop and plenty of botanical touches.


Farringdon Eco (chestnut colour) freestanding wood burning stove
Arada i600 Slimline Freestanding stove in Mist blue

Neutral Designs Schemes with Pops of Colour

If you’d like to keep a neutral design scheme so that it lasts throughout the years, but you’re keen to bring in an element of fun and personality, why not consider choosing a coloured wood burning stove? Although most practical in the winter months, a wood burning stove makes an eye-catching feature all year round so it makes sense that it should look good and bring an element of character into your home. Here at Arada, our wood burning stoves are available in seven distinctive colours, including Spice red and Atlantic blue. This means you can liven up your living space with a colourful focal point, while keeping the main overall scheme crisp, clean and neutral.


Farringdon Eco (in Atlantic blue colour) freestanding wood burning stove
Arada i600 Slimline Freestanding stove in Spice red colour

Have you got a neutral design scheme? Have you got more ideas about how to decorate and design a neutral space around a wood burning stove? Let us know and share your ideas!


Posted by Rebecca Daniels
19th February, 2020.

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