Classic Color Combo: Neapolitan

Whatever your favorite flavor of ice cream is, chances are you’ll find them in a carton of Neapolitan. Named for the common assumption that the tri-color treat originated from Naples, Italy, Neapolitan is made up of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, typically laid in side-by-side blocks.

Now, when most people think about home decorating and color schemes, ice cream colors are not high on the list of favorites. But that classic flavor has resulted in a classic color combo: pink, white, and brown.

It’s not just for little girls, and it doesn’t have to look like this:

Staircase by Favreau Design
When executed properly, Neapolitan can be sophisticated, soothing, and harmonious. Any combination of the colors – all three equally prominent, one main color with the other two accenting, as part of a larger color scheme, richer shades or softer hues – works well. And it’s not limited to chocolate and strawberry – and brown and pink count.

Check out these rooms and get ready to dig in to the deliciousness!

It works well in grown-up bedrooms (okay, and we can’t leave out a pretty-in-pink nursery):

Window Treatments by Ask Gretta


Bedroom by Millbrook Circle Interior Design


Bedroom by Jodie Rosen Design


Nursery by Ruth Richards, Allied ASID
Luxe and luscious in the living room:
Living Room by Vintage Renewal


Living Room by Martha O’Hara Interiors


Living Room by Emily Ruddo


Family Room by Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs
Surprisingly chic in kitchen and dining areas:
Dining Room by Pierce Allen


Dining Room by SFGIRLBYBAY


Dining Room via


Kitchen by Harvey Jones Kitchens
And tranquil yet fun in the bathroom:
Bathroom by Begrand Fast Design Inc.


Powder Room by Peabody’s Interiors


Powder Room by Meridian Design/Build


Bathroom by Ronald F. DiMauro Architects, Inc.
What’s your favorite flavor?