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.

Here are some ways to incorporate this look into your design.

These stunning metal serving sets made with real alabaster stone from Anna New York:

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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!