9/4/13

THE COLOR YOU CRAVE: BEIGE


NEUTRAL OR NOT
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For some of my readers, beige is a nice safe color
it is neutral and it stands the test of time
but neutral doesn't have to also be boring...




bring in reflective surfaces and textures,
dramatic contrasts in wood tones 

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and
fresh white trim,

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and it will be interesting.
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definitely not boring
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and even if your color scheme is monochromatic
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it will be beautiful
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calm and soothing

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and just gets better
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 with a touch of color.


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Beige goes nicely
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with nearly every wood tone

It is a perfect choice
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for all styles
of decorating
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and it looks beautiful with
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 all accent colors


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  so whether you use it sparingly
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or immerse your self in Beige 
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it will behave beautifully.

On the walls, the neutral backdrop lets your

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furniture and accessories take center stage

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If you choose Beige in furnishings, 
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it allows you to redecorate 
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by simply changing accessory and fabric colors

for a whole new look

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This reader is looking for a whole new look....


Hello, I want to paint the master bedroom in my home a beige color and was thinking of going with BM clay beige. Could you please give me some ideas of colors for the master bathroom? I know the colors should mesh well but wasn't sure which should be darker (the bedroom or bath) and what shades go well together. Thank you! 

  
Hi, and thanks for reading!  As you can see in the post above, beige goes with virtually any color.  I would look over the photos and see if anything strikes your fancy as an accent color.  I can't offer you advice on color without knowing the colors you love.

As for Clay Beige -its a lovely light cool beige.  



Fresh white trim - Benjamin Moore White Dove - looks best with this beige.
Your bathroom can be a little darker, as bathrooms generally have tons of light.  But bear in mind that smaller rooms will look darker anyway, and even if you use the same color - the sheen will also be different in a wet area than in a dry area.   

 Something fun to try is to paint the ceiling a soft light grayed down neutral blue, gray, or blue-green, and then switch in the bathroom- the walls in the blue and the ceiling in the beige.   

Good luck!

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