Beige is an often misunderstood color. Many homeowners dub it as “boring” or “uneventful” without giving it a second thought. But this article is in defense of the color beige. Especially seeing as statistically speaking, beige colored homes sell for more money than any other exterior color. So here’s why beige is far from boring.

”I love the beige, tan, stucco world where the sun bleaches things out to the point that it can look somewhat ugly.” - Jonathan Krisel

Beige Decor Items

Here's the layout of how beige works as decor
Decor in beige tones. Source: Antique sl

Beige is very easy to pair with other colors, but it works just as well with other shades of beige. That’s why it can’t hurt to combine beige interior paint with beige decor items for a totally immersive, yet calm, color scheme.

This beige and gray living room combines decor from all across the spectrum and pits it against a very lightly colored backdrop. Even wooden items blend in seamlessly into this color scheme. You can use some of the following decor pieces in beige inspired rooms:

  • Pillows
  • Interior paint
  • Blankets
  • Vases
  • End tables
  • Desks
  • Recliners
  • Candles
  • Lamps
  • Sofas
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Carpeting

Beige Reading Nook

Enjoy some times to yourself
A reading nook in beige. Source: Pretty Stuff

Who wouldn’t want a cozy little reading nook in their home that you can snuggle up next to? This take is simply that but in beige. With a chaise lounge you can really get comfy in and a good book, you can lose yourself for hours at a time. The gray and beige color scheme gives it a relaxed, dignified atmosphere, and truly gets the noble look down pat. This area can be paired perfectly with the living room.

Beige Dining Room

Here's a great way to decorate in beige
Dining room set in beige. Source: Wayfair

Sometimes beige can offer an incredibly modern experience as well. As seen in this completely contemporary dining room, we finally have an answer to the question, “can gray and beige go together?” And that answer is a resounding yes, even with exposed brick walls. This modern dining set offers both comfort and style and the furniture matches perfectly. Even the hints of blue in the carpeting are slightly more geared towards the “greige-ish” coloring pattern.

Beige Living Room Decor

Comforting and relaxing color tones for a living room
Look at all the different complimentary colors! Source: Connector Country

Here we see a well lit beige living room, and it looks as happy and inviting as any other lightly colored family area. Again, “beige” does not mean “boring.” The yellow accents feel quite at home, and not forced at all.

Beige can be a very happy and heartwarming color, especially when paired with the right matching decor. And even the tan accents fit in right at home. The sofa itself definitively answers the question of “do tan and gray go together in a room?” With plenty of illumination, beige can be a smart, fun color for the space where family converges and converses.

Home Exterior in Beige

Don't forget about outdoors!
Exterior paint that really aids showcasing the homes. Source: James Hardie

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, beige-colored homes actually sell for more money than any other color, on average. So if you’re ever interested in entering the market, the smart thing to do is to go beige with your home exterior.

The image above shows a fine example of how to blend beige with an assortment of grays, creating a very contemporary look outside of the home. Combining gray and beige can dramatically increase the overall value of your home, as well as just look great to the neighbors. When it comes to curb appeal, grey and beige are the way to go.

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