Trending: Beige Colour Palettes

Is beige the new grey? Interior Design influencers seem to think so. Cool toned neutral grey interiors are seeming to take a back seat in social media posts as beige takes the throne… and we’re loving the neutral tones!


Decorating with beige is simple. It’s a neutral shade that you can depend on to withstand trends for years to come. You can introduce beige into every room of the house; it complements any interior design and it can take a back seat for bold colour schemes and decorative patterns.


Tints of beige can vary as some may appear pinker toned and others more cream based, sandy or grey. The key to choosing the right beige to paint walls is to determine the overall aesthetic of the room that your redecorating.


Questions you need to ask yourself might be: Will it blend with the tone of the floors? Will it complement the colour of the furniture? Order yourself some colour swatches and hold the swatches next to flooring and furnishings. If you’re stuck for choice, there’s always the option of ordering paint sample pots to swatch the walls of your home.


One thing we know for certain is that beige is ambiguous. Cool, neutral and warm hues are all prevalent in beige and it can be a challenge choosing the right option. The key to overcoming this challenge is knowing what secondary shades work well with your primary colour. Shades of light brown, white, khaki tan and dove grey blend seamlessly with beiges that boast a touch of cool toned grey. Warmer red-tinted beige however, suits colours in soft mint and brighter colours of salmon pink and mango for a calming effect. A popular beige this year is Spiced Honey, Duluxe’s 2019 Colour of the Year, which showcases a rich caramel like appearance with a subtle hint of earthy brown and amber tones. We’re a big fan!




To decorate like a pro you should weave in the secondary shades through the display of your decorative pieces. If you’re completely redecorating a room or starting from scratch, work your way down to decorative accessories by starting with larger furnishings such as sofa’s, rugs and curtains. Abiding by the rule of cool, neutral and warm hues, mix up the secondary shades to avoid blandness and create interest with patterns and texture. This can be done with smaller furnishings such as bedding, cushions, throws and ottoman foot rests. If you want something striking and contemporary, go for metallics to!


Rooms that feature polished chrome and matte black accessories, such as photo frames, vases and wall art, are effortlessly trendy and they enhance the overall aesthetic of beige colour schemes. Shelve these accessories with chrome handrail brackets to add that stylish metallic edge to the room. Copper works well with beige colour palettes so you’re really spoilt for choice when it comes to accessorising and adorning!


Consider embellishing your internal doors with high quality door furniture for a true interior statement piece. Door handles with a traditional style appear elegant and sophisticated on white and wooden finish timber doors. Finish the room with fresh potted plants to add an element of nature to your neutral contemporary space.


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