In a consultation recently for a church in Virginia, I was on the phone with two women who were on the decorating committee. They said, “the committee does not want a ‘blah’ beige.” And my response to that was that beige is considered a “colour” when it’s the right beige and totally blah when it’s wrong. And it was that conversation that inspired this post.
1. The main wall colour in many homes is usually a neutral whether it’s considered beige or gray. In other words, most people don’t choose a red, or orange for a large entry and hallways, living rooms, etc. I think it would be fabulous if you did!
2. If you have bathroom tile or countertop that has more than two shades of beige or gray, that already dictates that the wall colour pick up on one of the neutrals already in the tile.
Image via Dailydivadish
3. If you have multi-coloured tiled flooring or granite in your kitchen.
I am always a little surprised when a client shows me a piece of granite with five colours in it and then a paint chip with a colour that in no way relates to the granite. My advice in this case is, “Let’s choose a colour that relates to the granite because I assume you like it which is why you are/have installed it.”
Love the light fixture in this kitchen! Houzz
I think we’ve all had a “blah” beige in our house at one time or another. I currently have one in my entry because it has not been painted yet. I’m resisting painting every square inch of this rental but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time.
Which room is “blah” for you at your house?
If you would like to make sure the beige in your house doesn’t turn out ‘blah’ get some large samples!
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