Beige must be the easiest color there is to use in your interior design. If you have never painted a wall in your home any color other than white and you are thinking hesitantly of taking the plunge, beige could be the color for you. Depending upon the shade you choose, you and your guests may not even notice that you have painted your walls. Your house might just look mysteriously warmer. You can also incorporate beige into other elements of your decor. For example, there are certainly a bevy of beige options available to you when you go shopping for upholstered furniture, like sofas and chairs. You can also go with a beige carpet or tile. In fact, if you live in a rental property, chances are that you will be living with a beige carpet whether you like it or not.
Beige is a neutral, off-white or light brown color that might also be called taupe, tan, camel or even caramel. In fact, just about any very light shade of brown could be referred to as beige. Beige is called a neutral because it is neither warm nor cold and it matches nearly everything. While other neutrals, like black and white, could make bold statements when it comes to interior design, beige is a better choice if you prefer subtle looks.
If you have too much beige in your room, you risk making your space look dingy. For example, if your walls, flooring and furniture are all beige, this could be the case. You can brighten up your rooms and make them look sunnier by adding white to the beige. One way of doing this could be by buying white furniture if you already have beige flooring and beige walls. This will give your home a beachy feel and make it look cleaner. You can also add black accessories. Add a mirror with a big black frame or some black wooden tables and chairs to your beige room. You can also add black throw pillows to your seating.
One of the tricks to decorating with beige and making your space still look interesting is to choose different shades of beige to decorate with. You can choose a rich, camel-colored carpet and match that with beige walls that are so light they are almost cream-colored. You can draw attention to the color in the walls by adding trim that is a milky, white color. You can also add visual interest to your room by choosing beige features with patterns. You can put up a beige damask wallpaper and match that with a beige, striped couch. These patterns will be subtle, but make your room look luxurious.
If you ended up with a beige carpet in a rental property and you aren't too crazy about beige in general, don't despair. You can actually match beige to nearly anything. Textiles in natural colors, like navy, celadon and burgundy look great with beige and are a good choice for your sofa. You can also incorporate bright colors in small details, like in throw pillows or pictures. If you feel like your beige carpet is making your room dreary, add houseplants to your decor.