Nope, I am not trying to start something race-related, I’d like to talk color. It’s not the first time, nor will it be my last. Color affects everyone & seems to incite some pretty strong feelings. So let’s talk!
I met a lovely new client today. She is moving into a new home in a 50+ community; she is starting a new chapter in her life. My client & her husband have not yet moved in, but he has some unyielding opinions about their new home. It must not be beige.
I get it. My daughters’ chief complaint about our home was that we had neutral paint on the walls. (At the time, one of their rooms was fluorescent orange, but that was always conveniently absent from these discussions…)
But here is the thing about beige. It flows, for one. It also will go with just about any color accessory you’d like to throw at it. And it has an almost infinite variety if shades that, when used together, will create an interesting AND neutral backdrop for just about anything.
Here is a short (& likely incomplete) list of items that can bring color to your room while keeping a nice flow with neutral walls: Pillows. Throws. Artwork. Books. Window treatments. Plants. Florals. Vases. Dinnerware
(in a glass-paned cabinet, hung on a wall or set on your table)….am I getting your creative juices flowing yet? The beauty of these items is that when you swap them out for a new accent color, the whole room changes, no drop cloth necessary!
If you have a small area that you’d like to highlight, why not choose a shade 2-3 shades darker to draw the eye to your niche or fireplace wall? It adds interest without being jarring.
I hope I have shed some light on why it’s okay to be a “beige person”. Of course it is just as okay to be colorful. It’s your home & how you decorate it should make you happy! Do you have any pictures of your color scheme you’d like to share? We’d love to see them!