Beige is back: Six ways to renew neutrals in your home

It's been the basis of Kim Kardashian West's entire wardrobe ever since Kanye gifted her that closet revamp – remember that?! But beige has been around for far longer than that in interiors. 

In fact, it was the basis for most of our mothers' interior design choices in the late 1990s – just after brash florals went out of fashion (they're also back in), and right before the "Fifty Shades of Grey and Navy" decade. And, just as we all slowly become our mothers (you already know this to be a fact), we too are taking on their interior design style, and it is undeniably chic. Zara Home's high summer launch focused solely on the bleached earthy hues of sand whites right through to earthy fawns. As well as being warm and inviting, beige is being merged with natural textures and woven fabrics for a truly grounded feel.

If you can't face the monotone palette of KKW and Zara Home, team your beige with rusty oranges and delicate, pale blues or with dark timbers and a deep aubergine for a luxury feel.

Related: A guide to finding your perfect colour scheme


However you decide, here's our edit of the beige-iest interiors we could find that are guaranteed to give your home an earthy lift.

Beige does not have to be boring. In fact, it can have oodles of attitude like this Liv Ann van der Laan print. Serious Dreamer Print, €29, Article

The asymmetry of the Ottawa module sofa gives it a playful feel while the sand velvet fabric keeps it looking grown up. Ottawa sofa, from €3,271, BoConcept

Linen is naturally a beige colour and so makes for a great combination with this palette, embracing a plethora of beige hues. Linen and jute blanket, €89.99, Zara Home


Related: All the ways to incorporate linen into your home (and why you should)

Some might say this is cream but this lambskin hide chair encapsulates all that beige brings to the table – comfortable, unassuming sophistication. Perugia fur armchair, €1,749, Woo .Design

Stop trying to get your tea towels back to the blinding white state in which you bought them and just embrace the inevitability of tea and coffee stains. Or, hide them, as you could with this one. Akin beige tea towel, €16.50, Industry & Co

And finally, embrace the pattern as a way to bring a bit more youthful fun to your home. We love the this relaxed and comfortable pouf, it's perfect as a mini coffee table or for a bedroom resting spot. Beige pouf, €239, Meadows & Byrne


Featured image: Zara Home

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