By: Ashleigh VanHouten

Clean, simple neutrals are always in – they provide a backdrop for feature design elements, allowing art or statement furniture to pop, and they also provide a calming serenity when vivid brights or patterns won’t do. Some neutral tones can be stark, and while there’s certainly a time and place for black and white, at times a more subtle approach is the way to go. Alabaster, a creamy, smooth hue that is essentially white’s less ostentatious cousin, is clean without being harsh.

Tussah upholstery from Chella Textiles is worry-free, as all Chella indoor/outdoor solution-dyed acrylic textiles are impervious to stains, fading and sun damage:

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Dominique wallpaper from York Wallcoverings:

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Pools indoor/outdoor fabric from Chella Textiles will retain its alabaster hue regardless of harsh exposure to the elements:

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A classic armchair from Oliver Bonas:

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Hit a subtle Spring motif with Flourish from York Wallcoverings:

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Have you used alabaster in your home decor? Let us know in the comments or Tweet us @AMMC_Inc!