Most of us have been taught to choose beige paint as the ideal backdrop for our decorating schemes. But rather than delegating it to the background, beige can provide the ideal starting point for a tranquil living space that’s nonetheless visually engaging.
Although it’s an accommodating color, beige can really “pop” when it’s layered with pure white, similar shades of itself, and when applied to various natural textures such as wood, parchment, leather, and metal.
Other enhancements include painting larger architectural details—such as floor moldings, window frames, or shutters—the darkest shade of your predominant beige. Laying differently-patterned floor rugs throughout the space adds even more visual texture.
The most successful “beige spaces” make aggressive use of patterns. For example, cladding a wall with horizontal wood strips that are painted a different shade of your predominant beige will create natural strips. Then, painting shelves or other built-in features yet another shade of beige creates unique visual interest.
Additions such as cane shades, grass floor matting, brass lamps, and leather furniture also add textures.
Did you know?
When you sign a contract with Genesis Painting, you’ll be automatically entitled to a FREE onsite color consultation with Laurie Lundgren, a professional artist, muralist, and color consultant. Laurie will show you how an attractive interior or exterior can be transformed into a spectacular one by the intelligent application of color.