Beige is one of the most overused colors that it tends to be unappreciated. You’ll see it slapped on the ceiling, walls, trims, flooring, furnishing and accent pieces. It’s so subtle as a backdrop that it can be used alongside every color and design style. It’s also been misused and seen in many distasteful interiors that it’s been misunderstood as bland and boring.
Nothing can be further from the truth. Beige offers an infinite possibilities when it comes to home decor. It can look different depending on lighting and architecture and varies in shade from almost brown to very pale cream. It’s been known as warm ivory, tan, khaki, sandy desert, caramel, mocha and even dulce de leche.
When done right, beige can be subtle but eye-catching, modern and fresh, warm and moody, or airy and stately.
1. Beige master bathroom
The almost grey beige on the lower cabinetry looks elegant as befits this Traditional master bathroom. Its warm tones also offset the cool tones of the lighter beige walls. Beige also contrasts beautifully against white which results to an airy, clean look.
A beige accent wall enhances the shed ceiling in this bedroom. It also adds visual depth and gives the illusion of space. Paired with white, the space looks crisper and modern.
Colors used with beige in this room: Grey and a touch of brown and green.
Beige is a great alternative to white because it looks warmer but still have that airy and light look. Paired with glossy true black and stainless steel appliances, this modern kitchen looks elegant and timeless.
Colors used with beige in this room: Black, grey and a touch of brown and blue.
Beige trims and light blue walls give a soft and feminine look to this dining room. The beige and blue combo also cast a light and airy look that is offset by the warmer tones of the wooden tables and hardwood flooring.
Colors used with beige in this room: Blue, brown and a touch of grey and green.
Beige and blue pairs up again, but this time the combination creates a coastal look. It’s the classic sea and sand combination that makes this family room look cozy, inviting and dreamy. Accent pieces like seashells and touches of brown finish off the beach vibe.
Colors used with beige in this room: Blue, brown, green and a few touches of grey and black.
Light beige walls blend beautifully with the warm wooden tones all over this master bedroom. The light shade of beige has a relaxing and soothing effect while the rich brown colors wrap the room with its much-needed visual warmth.
Colors used with beige in this room: Brown and a few touches of grey, yellow, black and red.
This dining room’s beige-and-cream-striped interior wallpaper cast a soft and calming effect. Alongside the shimmering silver, crystal chandeliers and wall sconces, the overall effect is sophisticated with a feminine flair.
Colors used with beige in this room: Grey, brown and a few touches of black and blue.
Instead of going all-white, this Farmhouse kitchen opted a grayish beige on its surrounding cabinetry. As a result, the space looks classy yet homey. This also makes the white backdrop and other brighter colors more interesting and cheerful.
Colors used with beige in this room: Brown, yellow and a few touches of black and green.
For this nursery, the choice of beige and grey color combo does not look drab nor gloomy at all. It paints a soothing and calming atmosphere to the room and gets an uplift with the geometric patterns on the walls and fabrics. It also makes the nursery gender-neutral and one that the child can still use when growing up.
Colors used with beige in this room: Grey, white and a few touches of brown and orange.
Dark true beige enhances the architectural details of this home office and makes it look fresh and modern. The white chairs look crisp and the ample natural lighting stream the space with a bright and airy look.
Colors used with beige in this room: Brown and a few touches of grey, blue and green.
The gilded beige cabinetry in this kitchen easily captures visual interest while adding a feminine flair. The look is enhanced with the dark backsplash while the surrounding whites add a light and sophisticated look.
Colors used with beige in this room: Grey and a touch of brown.
The layers of beige in this Tropical living room creates a soft and calming look. Brown accent pieces add visual texture while pops of red and purple add bursts of vibrant colors.
Colors used with beige in this room: Brown, red, and a few touches of black and grey.
This modern bathroom looks classy and fresh by using beige as the dominant color instead of white. This makes white look crisper and it also makes the space look grounded. Both colors remain subtle enough to allow the stunning outdoor views to take center stage.
Colors used with beige in this room: White, brown, black and a few touches of red, blue and green.
Layers of beige are once again used to cast a calm and soothing effect, which is perfect for this gender-neutral nursery. Beige also plays up the visual depth while the draperies add visual texture.
Colors used with beige in this room: Grey and brown.
Beige-pink creates the ultimate dreamy look for a young girl’s bedroom. It’s lovely, soft and very feminine without the loudness of sunshiny yellow or hot pink. It’s also very soothing to look at.
Colors used with beige in this room: Brown and a touch of grey and green.
Any kind of beige works wonderfully with pink. This time, it serves as a backdrop and lets the pink accent pieces stand out without becoming overwhelming. A nursery like this is perfect for the family’s little princess.
Colors used with beige in this room: Pink, brown and grey.
This Shabby-Chic living room looks dreamy with layers of beige. Lights from the Christmas tree and candles add a dramatic glow and enhances the warm and inviting feel of the living room.
Colors used with beige in this room: Grey, brown and a touch of black and green.
Beige is a natural color for Southwestern styles. It’s a great backdrop and lets the objects around it as well as the surrounding colors pop out.
Colors used with beige in this room: Brown, grey, black and green.
The warm beige cabinetry in this master bathroom creates an elegant and traditional vibe. It also has a moody appeal which is offset by the light-toned walls and white wall tiles.
Colors used with beige in this room: Grey, brown and a touch of green.
Beige is once again used to create a gender-neutral nursery. This time, however, it’s paired with white so the room looks brighter and stately.
Colors used with beige in this room: White, brown and a touch of black and grey.
Software used for the green color analysis: Tineye.com
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