It’s not easy choosing beige! I still say that beige and white are two hues that are the most difficult to work with. If you don’t get the perfect undertone for your home and lighting, you are in a heap of trouble. Here is a letter I received from someone who choose the wrong shade of beige. You can’t really see that you’ve made a mistake until you hold it up to something that has a yellow undertone.
Question: I just had my family room redone, new walls and all and unfortunately the contractor painted it with what I thought was a light taupe. It is pinky beige! To compound the problem I have a golden tawny camel sofa and a chocolate brown and goldy tan zebra rug! These virgin walls were just impeccably painted days ago. Should I paint over them, or can I make this work? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Signed, Anonymous
Answer: Oh boy do I feel your pain and I’m so sorry! It’s not that pinky beige is the end of the world, after all, I have it my dining room. You just have to know how to tie it into your room or even if it’ll work in your home.
Unfortunately you can’t make it work, not with your decor because there is just way too much yellow which will only make your pink walls look pinker. You can purchase another gallon or two of the right beige and repaint again OR you can purchase all new decor that shares the same undertone as your paint.
So call your paint contractor back in for a repaint and contact me if you’d like help choosing the right beige for your decor. We can do a virtual consultation. Good luck!
I call the wrong ‘pinky beiges’ the evil flesh tone.
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