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Image / Living / Interiors

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


by Lauren Heskin
29th Sep 2020
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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.

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.

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Linen is naturally a beige colour and so makes for a great combination with this palette, embracing a plethora of beige hues. Striped linen duvet cover, from €69, Zara Home

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Unassuming and chic, this lounge chair would be perfect in a bedroom, hallway or living room. On top of the colour, we’re a little obsessed with the architectural legs too. Monte Carlo chair, €819, Woo .Design

 

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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

 

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This Tibetan sheepskin rug encapsulates all that beige brings to the table – comfortable, unassuming sophistication. Tibetan sheepskin rug in Dune, €98, Meadows & Byrne

 

Featured image: Zara Home


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