Sometimes it’s best to be neither here nor there, not too loud nor completely quiet. There are two sides to every story, a yin and a yang; and taking the middle road works when keeping the peace is priority. When it comes to color, form, ornamentation, or pattern in our homes, there’s something to be said for the strength in quiet basics. How else to let our imaginations run wild? Our busy minds find stillness in soothing tones and simple lines that don’t detract. Keep the energy at home all the way calm, leaving plenty of room for brash, bold behavior where neutral won’t cut it – like in your work, your love life, or for standing up for what’s right.