What does beige have in common with a Band-Aid? A lot! And that’s not a good thing for the inside of your home.
Ah yes! My friend Beige. It’s really a love-hate relationship but like anything else, Beige is needed in the home for balance. After all, you can’t have black with out white, light without dark and color without beige. It’s all about balance.
But there’s one other element about beige that is super-duper important and that’s its undertone. I’ve mentioned before how crucial undertones are in nailing the perfect color palette for your home and I’m sure you’ve read other Designers talk about it as well. It’s really the base of all things important about color.
So, today I’m going to really try to simplify the nuts and bolts about undertones when it comes to beige.
Look at each of the Color Stories neutrals I have here. Compare them to the color of the kitchen panels I’ve paired up with them. Can you see how they match? That’s because they share the same undertone and don’t fight each other or clash.
Try: Bare Essence, Barely Beige 1066
Try: Tuscan Winds 1024, Dusty Trail 1157
Try Painted Sands 1142, Strand of Pearls
The rule of undertones of course pertains to any and all colors but when working with beige, nothing is worse than your home looking like one big Band-Aid.
Many people think that they’ll just paint their home beige because it’ll go with everything and it’s safe. Well, in my opinion, you’re better off choosing a blue or a green. Beige is one tricky hue!