The Last Of Us' Pedro Pascal's Hollywood home proves that neutrals are never boring
The actor offers a lesson in compact urban living – but his technique translates the homes far beyond Los Angeles
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The Last Of Us star Pedro Pascal lives in Los Angeles – and with his zip code comes a glorious room with a view. In spaces such as this, there is no need for the furniture to do all the talking, so they don't.
The actor (also known for Game of Thrones and The Mandalorian) opted for a neutral color palette in his open-plan living space (as seen in the third photo in the carousel below). These tones – seen primarily through his beige sofa, walls, and flooring – offer a lesson in decorating with neutrals – in such a way that they complement their surroundings – rather than fighting them.
Pedro's love for a neutral color scheme doesn't end there, however. The outdoor terrace is an ode to the power of this fail-safe palette. These versatile neutrals are some of the most popular shades for interiors and exteriors, offering a blank canvas that illuminates dark spaces and makes even the smallest rooms feel spacious, light, and bright.
Here, his beige-hued living room sofa, rug, and stone flooring allow the cityscape to make a statement in the space – while still paying homage to timeless decorating ideas that will look good in any kind of home (regardless of the view).
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Of course, we can't all enjoy glass walls overlooking Los Angeles – but in many ways – the principle behind Pedro Pascal's neutrals remains the same. Instead of accentuating the colors beyond your window, Kitesgrove’s (opens in new tab)head of design, Clara Ewart, says you can do the same with a neutral base that allows single colorful pieces to stand out in your home.
'Our clients are often drawn to calmer palettes but like to introduce a shot of color; we often achieve a serene but characterful space by keeping the walls and majority of the furniture relatively neutral. Then, introduce one statement piece of furniture in a bright and confident hue,' Clara says. 'It breaks the space up and brings so much character, but it is very easy to live with.'
Experimenting with neutral room ideas (such as Pedro's) is a safe choice – but safe doesn't need to mean boring – no matter how many other colors you bring into your space. As the color experts at Mylands (opens in new tab) also reassure – neutrals are 'endlessly versatile' and can be used as a 'calming look for the entire space' or as 'a background for stronger color accents.'
'The nuanced tones allow the introduction of subtle color to a scheme that is more characterful than white without it being too strong – whether it is used for the whole room or just accents such as woodwork on the doors and windows,' the experts say.
Pedro, we thank you for reminding us of neutrals' timeless power – and its eternal versatility far beyond the West Coast.
Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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