It’s almost summer! That means we’ll soon be enjoying more relaxing moments, even if it’s just over the weekend. While we associate this time of year with bright colors and crisp whites, we forget that sometimes the places that make us feel the happiest are the ones with natural elements. Whether it’s the washed oak floors of a beach house, or the beautiful stones around the pool or backyard.

That’s why this month, our color of choice is soapstone – a bluish tinted charcoal that is such a great grounding neutral for both the home and wardrobe. Take these two spaces by Chango & Co. as an example — while we may be fawning over those soapstone floors of the entryway, we were impressed how it makes for an attractive color for upholstery. It’s a great choice for dishware, towels, linens — pretty much everything!

Click through to see some inspiration as well as our top soapstone-colored picks!