A neutral is defined as one without color or a color that does not attract attention. Some examples are beige, ivory, taupe, gray, black or white. I think that a neutral can absolutely attract attention when worn properly. All you have to do is add a little of your own personality to it to make it pop.
Karen’s “go to” neutral is cream or ivory. Whenever she likes a top and there are several choices, she is always drawn to cream. It feels a little more “dressed” up. It also looks great with other neutrals but can be used to tone down an outfit when wearing a bright or loud color. And cream looks especially nice with jeans as well!
My go to neutral is gray. Lately, everything that I have bought has been gray or gray and white, like this top from Forever 21. I wear a lot of black and I gravitate towards gray because it goes so well with black. I think it softens the look of it. Here, I added a little pop to my favorite neutral with another neutral … my black necklace.
Gap black pencil skirt – http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=1&pid=152968002