Colorful or Neutral? Wall Art Picks to Complete Your Decor

June 21, 2022 4 min read

colorful wall art versus neutral wall art

Do you sometimes look at a wall in your house and think, "This needs a bit more wall decor." One piece of wall art may just be all you need to complete the look of your space. But now you're left with a crucial decision: What kind of artwork should you hang?

Because balance is key in decorating, we suggest looking at the colors of that area and choosing a wall art that balances it. For a blank wall or one with minimal visual decor, you'll want to hang a picture with rich colors. Conversely, if your wall is already displaying a lively gallery with lots of visual elements, a calm, neutral-colored artwork will work best to balance it.

Here, we've picked some of our favorite colorful and neutral wall art pieces to help you choose. Picture each one on your wall and decorate away!


Top Colorful Wall Art Pieces

1. Floral dining room blessing

As a place for gathering and good conversations, the dining room deserves stimulating decor. Our watercolor-inspired floral artwork above is just the perfect piece to liven up this communal room, as it also contains a mealtime prayer for the family.

Wall art pictured above: "Food, Family, Love" Watercolor Premium Canvas


2. Professional family collage

A photo collage is a timeless way to bring color onto your wall, but many decorators find that it can look messy real quick! For a beautiful family wall, how about having your collage professionally made? Our example above is actually a customizable canvas print where you can choose your family photos to go with that family saying. We use high-quality inks for best results!

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "This Is Us" With Photos Premium Canvas


3. Vibrant sunset sign

If your wall just needs one good pop of color, this customizable sunset picture is a fantastic pick. It features a gorgeous beach sunset in vivid orange hues in the background, plus the names of your family members as beach signs in the foreground. This would look great on a white, gray, or beige wall.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized Sunset Beach - Names On Rustic Sign Premium Canvas


4. Farmhouse truck in rustic colors

Can you decorate with color in a farmhouse-style space? Of course you can! One of our favorite examples is the customizable pickup-truck art above, which adorably features your family members' names in a rustic watercolor design. This will brighten up a neutral-colored wall, be it in your living room, dining room, or den.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized Pickup Truck & Names On Hearts Premium Canvas


5. Lavender memories

Here's a wall piece that instantly evokes spring and gardens! This wall quote features a design of butterflies and lavender flowers, in a rustic wood-inspired background. It looks so sweet in our example above, hanging next to a floral centerpiece, but it would look just as delightful on any plain wall of your house.

Wall art pictured above: "The Best Things - People, Places, Memories" Premium Canvas


Need more inspiration on decorating with colors and prints? Check out our blog post full of tips here!


Top Neutral Wall Art Pieces

1. Elegant welcome - Light gray/cream

If your entry or hallway needs an elegant welcome sign, the minimalist canvas print above is a fab choice. You can customize it with your family name! This would look so good in the midst of a gallery wall, or hanging solo on a darker wall like blue or dark gray.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "Welcome To Our Home" Premium Square Canvas


2. Family calligraphy art - Light gray/wood

The customizable wall decor above is a bestseller on GearDen, and for good reason! If you look closely, the background is filled with family members' names in varied typography styles. But while the text print is full and layered, the entire artwork doesn't look messy thanks to its professional neutral-colored design.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "Family... Love" With Names On Background Premium Canvas


3. Couple monogram - Light gray

Want a romantic wall art that looks classy instead of cheesy? Get a couple monogram art like the one above! We love how this canvas print uses minimal colors and design elements, but still makes a great impact! You can customize this to feature you and your partner's name, plus you can change the calligraphy color to blue or black.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "Couple's Names Joined By Love" Premium Canvas


4. All these dogs! - Gray

Fur parents, here's one for you! This cheeky wall art proudly showcases your love for your pets with a cute pawprint design. Your pets' names are printed on it, too! This would be perfect to hang in your entryway or living room, so guests won't have to ask "Do you really need all these dogs?"

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "All These Dogs" Premium Canvas


5. Family monogram - Wood tones

If you want wall decor that's neutral but also sophisticated, go for wooden ones. And if you like the look of wood decor but don't want to spend so much on it, opt for a canvas print with a realistic wood design -- like the one above! Our customers have gotten compliments on this wall piece for its beautiful personalized design that looks like real wood!

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "Family Name" Color Choice Premium Canvas


For more stylish ideas on decorating with neutrals, read our blog post on neutral wall decor here!


We hope this article has helped you pick the right artwork for your wall! When you're ready to shop for your new wall art, browse! Our wall decor pieces are highly rated by customers like you -- you'll love them!

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