10 Warm, Neutral Headboards

Neutral tones like caramel, beige and tan are combined with bold colors to create bedroom looks that are warm without being withering. Check out our 10 favorite designer headboards in simple, neutral shades.
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November 25, 2014
By: Brenna Elrod

Photo By: Randy Weinstein

Photo By: Chi Ubina

Photo By: Tracy Lynn Studio

Modern Texture

Designer Erinn Valencich successfully combines pattern and texture in this Asian-inspired bedroom. A modern, straw-colored headboard provides a pleasing contrast against classic black and white botanical wallpaper.

Classic Warmth

Neutral tones are given a subtle taste of dark chocolate with this elegant tufted headboard. Accent pillows and surrounding window treatments pull out the rich brown shade for an ultra-cozy look. Design by Troy Beasley.

Contemporary Cutout

This gray velvet headboard features a dramatic circular cutout revealing an unexpected glimpse of the warm, golden draperies behind it. Designer Troy Beasley keeps the space modern by using large square furniture with round accessories, such as the silver table lamp and the white accent table.

Icy Elegance

The creamy, beige tufted headboard maintains the straight and simple lines of this modern space. Subtle shine is added with icy-blue tones in the wall color and bed linens. Contrasting chocolate-brown nightstands make the pale hues pop.

Dramatic Touch

Designer Troy Beasley used an oversized chocolate-mohair headboard as the focal point of this ultra-modern bedroom. Soft lighting enhances the warmth of the caramel and chocolate tones used throughout the room.

Stylish Storage

This double-duty headboard proves that functionality and storage can be stylish. The espresso-colored headboard and natural wood rafters play a starring role against the crisp white walls. Design by Randy Weinstein.

Complementing Colors

A neutral color palette and complementing textures bring warmth to a contemporary space. Designer Kim Smart brought in a cream-tufted headboard outlined in rich mahogany wood to complement the grasscloth walls. Punches of color from the accent pillows deliver unexpected flair to the room.

Creamy and Dreamy

The creamy, neutral tufted headboard is accented with gold nailhead trim. The row of artwork above this bed features mismatched shapes and sizes. Keeping the frames all gold helps the overall look be unified.

From: Amy Zolin

Vibrant Company

A simple, neutral headboard works well against white walls linens. Bold accessories such as the artwork and the bright blue accent pillow provide a lively burst of color. Design by Tracy Lynn Studio


This square headboard was custom upholstered in a tan fabric for a dramatic effect in this spa-like bedroom. The deep tan headboard serves as the rooms' focal point against pale blue walls and crisp, white linens. Design by Ann Wisniewski.

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