I also adore neutral. I find well done rooms that feature only the colors white, off-white (cream/beige/whathaveyou), grey, black and wood are perfection to me. Chic, serene, tasteful and minimal. It is surprisingly tricky to do properly. Annoying, isn't it?
P.S. I'm a relatively new fan of your blog, but I really like what you have going here. Consider me to be a fellow member of the Frugerati.