Beige: what symbolism for this color? What associations in decoration?

Who said beige was a boring color? Passe-partout, no doubt, but in the good sense of the term. This natural tone is more popular than ever in decoration. Beige is both sand, eggshell, cream, ecru, ivory, in short, a tone that is between a light yellow and a very soft brown. This is probably not the first color mentioned when it comes to favorite color. However, it is a perfect color in decoration, especially if it is well associated. So how do you furnish and decorate with beige?

What is the symbolism of the color beige?

The beige color is a gift of nature, its different tones can be seen in the sands of the desert but also in certain animals or plants. It is also quite close to human skin tone. That is why beige color is often used in apartments and houses, offices and even hospitals. Beige visually expands the space and it is a perfect solution for small rooms. Beige is ideal for finishing a bedroom; its delicacy leads to relaxation. Combinations with natural materials such as wood, textiles and wool are easy.

Like the brown color to which it is close, beige is assigned qualifiers such as warm, welcoming, soothing. Beige triggers in us a feeling of security, well-being and comfort. This is also one of the reasons why beige in all its shades is particularly suitable in the living room as well as in the kitchen.

The color beige is the color of compromise: the color is suitable for anyone who does not want to leave their walls completely white, but also does not like too much color in the room. And while beige on its own might seem boring to you, pair it with another color in a way that creates tension.

Beige with other colors

The choice of colors in decoration is an essential decision. Opting for beige means being sure not to make any mistakes. Beige is the most “flexible” color there is. It is a kind of neutral which in interior decoration corresponds to a basic color. It is the background color par excellence, the one on which the other colors will be juxtaposed. The beige color is a bit of a decoration classic. Unfairly underestimated and sometimes classified as too simple or too boring, it is on the contrary the perfect basis for professional designers and decorators. Beige can almost be associated with all colors. Combining beige with other more intense colors means allowing yellow, red, green or blue to prevail. This creates warm, pleasant and lively contrasts because beige brings out the brightness of strong contrasting colors.

Beige with bright colors

Thanks to its neutrality, beige can be used indefinitely and works well as a base shade that can be accentuated with intense color shades such as orange, red, green, blue and purple. The tone-on-tone combination with brown looks particularly harmonious.

Beige with pastel colors

You can also combine beige with pastel colors. This creates a very chic combination. On the other hand, really make sure that all the shades have approximately the same tonality, that is to say that they have approximately the same proportion of gray. This is the only way to create a harmonious decoration.

Beige with other neutral colors

Beige can also be combined with the “neutral” colors black, white and gray, but with different effects. In the case of white and gray, which are just as light or even lighter than beige, everything blends together harmoniously. Depending on the intensity of the gray or beige, the desired style of decoration can range from casual to very cozy and elegant. Black, on the other hand, highlights the brightness of beige. With this combination, the – rather inconspicuous – beige color becomes much more prominent.

Beige with other natural colors

Like many shades of green or brown, beige is also a camouflage color. By the way, these colors go very well together and harmonize perfectly with each other. Just like with all the other natural elements in your room. The set ensures a lot of calm, serenity, comfort in your room. This is confirmed with indoor plants that you can integrate into your decoration. With their lush green colors or brightly colored flowers, they blend harmoniously with the beige color. Choose different wood tones, decoration in white, green and beige tones and you have a nice soft Scandinavian decoration.

Associations with beige according to its intensity

Not all beiges are the same. Some are more or less yellow, more or less orange, more or less brown. And it is also this tone that will determine with which other colors your beige would go well. Beige tending towards peach will work well with red, emerald green, turquoise or even light green. Beige with a high percentage of orange will suit sand, brown and black. Fairly dark beige close to brown will look good with dark shades of brown, with black and white.

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