RL Tips: Creating a Unisex Palette

Achieve a color scheme that appeals to both masculine and feminine tastes


Just moved into your new home? Create a unisex palette by opting for muted greens like olive green or celery green to balance both masculine and feminine tastes for your space

Styling by Tala Singson. Assisted by Dagny Madamba. Photographed by Dairy Darilag.

Read the original article ("Gender-less Green") in the February 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

How to make it work:
  • The colors blue and white can capture both a man’s taste and a woman’s sophistication. Try these hues with muted greens to create a calm space.
  • Choose low-key furniture pieces in light, natural wood finishes and simple silhouettes.
  • Add a navy blue upholstered armchair and a blue-and white striped nautical rug for a masculine touch.
  • Place small plants in white pots for a refreshing look.
  • Incorporate your elegant style by adding classic white accessories. 

Items that you may want to consider:

Bench with Backrest, P31,000, Perch Furnishing, Oliver Ottoman 

Blue Armchair, P16, 000, Perch Furnishing, Oliver Ottoman

Oliver Ottoman, P2,500, Mandaue Foam Furniture Store

Blue Striped Flatwoven Rug, P1,500, Mobler

Alang Floor Lamp, P4,500, Mobler

Framed Pearl Harbor Poster, P4,900, Mobler

Fejka Plant, P320, Mobler

Kardemumma Plapo White Ceramic Vase, P180, Mobler

White Horse, P1,000, Mandaue Foam Furniture Store

Wooden Giraffe, P400, Mandaue Foam Furniture Store

*Prices are subject to change


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