Slice of life: Back in my young adult life, I asked a guy I was dating what his favorite color was. He paused for a moment, thinking about his options, and wholeheartedly answered: “beige”. I gasped. What kind of person prefers this color over blue, green, yellow, orange, or any other rainbow hue, or even black or grey? To me, beige was boring. And it didn’t take long for me to get out my “I’ll call you” card…
Years later, I now get it – Oh, the irony. Beige is the perfect neutral, warm and earthy. There are so many interesting shades: Nutmeg, sand, oyster, mushroom, clay, camel, flax… It makes it easy to layer and create a great tone-on-tone look. Add textures and wooden touches to the mix, and it is anything but bland. It was seen a lot in Nordic-inspired interiors in the last few years, and it has proven to be timeless. It’s official, beige is here to stay.
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite furniture and home accessories to incorporate the serene color into your home.
All sources after the jump.
Find them here:
1. Hover bowl, by Menu | 2. Bed set, by Midnatt | 3. Delfonics card holder, by Monocle | 4. Gräshoppa floor lamp, by Gubi | 5. New Form 3 print, by Riikka Kantinkoski | 6. Mohair blanket, by Svenskt Tenn | 7. Cushion, by Lenne Bjerre | 8. Edge pot, by Skagerak | 9. Upholstered Synnes chair, by Menu | 10. Lounger and foot rest, by Fermob | 11. Scented soap, by Byredo | 12. Kochi Matta rug, by Chhatwal & Jonsson | 13. Towel, by Day Home | 14. Objet Blanc No 25 print, by Atelier CPH | 15. Continental sofa, by Swedese | 16. This Must Be The Place book, by Pia Ulin | 17. Upholstered Beetle chair, by Gubi | 18. Enamel cup, by HAY | 19. Linen cushion, by By Mölle | 20. Bowl, by Kristina Dam | 21. Sunset vibes print, by Loulou Avenue | 22. Scented candle, Skandinavisk | 23. Moon! lamp, by Fermob | 24. Stool, by DOMO | 25. Pepe Marble mirror, by Menu | 26. Sum pouf, by Normann Copenhagen | 27. Dome vase, by Kristina Dam | 28. Plaid, by Juna | 29. Kruka vase, DBKD | 30. Corduroy cushion, by Ferm Living | 31. Chambray basket, by Ferm Living | 32. ‘The Monocle Guide to Good Business’ book, Monocle | 33. Hehku pendant lamp, by Lundia
* Disclaimer: This post was made in collaboration with Datacolor, maker of the ColorReader: It is a clever, handheld matching tool to identify virtually any color with confidence. A must-have for anybody in the design industry.
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