Beige is one of the most win-win and universal colors, which can be a starting point in the design of the kitchen interior in any style. Beige kitchens, walls, wallpaper, floor, aprons, countertops, curtains, tables and chairs in neutral tones, designers appreciate them for their practicality, the ability to “soothe” bright accents, “soften” dark tones, bring warmth to the atmosphere and blend with all the colors of the spectrum. For those who are at the planning stage of kitchen design or want to refresh the already formed beige interior, we have prepared 3 tips for working with space, a list of 9 best "companion colors" and 100 inspiring photos of kitchens in beige tones.
3 main tips
Beige color surrounds us everywhere, but it is so neutral that we can overlook it. In nature, beige is found in the form of sand, stones, shells, light wood, faded plants, animal colors ... and even our skin color is one of the shades of beige, so it is combined with almost all the colors of the rainbows. But in order to create the desired mood and style in your kitchen, you need to choose the right color companions.
- Color "beige" has more than 1000 variations - from light brown tones to cream. It can have a neutral, warm and cold temperature, and this should be taken into account when making up the interior gamut.
1. Consider which side the kitchen windows are facing.
If the beige color is chosen as the main one, then they most often draw walls.
- When choosing wallpaper or a shade of paint for walls, be guided by which side of the world kitchen windows are facing. For “southern”, well-lit kitchens with natural light, cold gray-beige tones are more suitable, for “northern” and dark tones - light and warm sand, cream, straw, olive-beige shades.
The photo shows an example of how kitchen walls in beige tones of cold and warm temperatures can look.
However, this principle should be used not only when choosing the tone of wallpaper, but also when choosing a kitchen of beige color. In the following example, in the photo to the left, we see a gray-beige kitchen, “warmed” with wooden furniture, and to the right, a “warm” kitchen, which is “cooled” glossy facades, glass and chrome parts.
- If you have already formed a beige interior kitchen, then, based on this recommendation, you can upgrade it by adding cold or warm accents. For example, in this white and beige kitchen, the role of “cooling” accents is performed by a blue candle, appliances and an apron.
2. Create optical illusions by playing with shades.
If medium and small kitchens need a visual increase in space, then large ones need to create a chamber and a feeling of comfort. The simple rules of coloring are very helpful in this:
- Warm tones tend to visually slightly approximate and lighten, and cold ones (even in dark color) - to slightly move away and weight objects and objects.
- In addition, do not forget about the well-known principle: light tones increase the space and make it lighter, and dark tones reduce and absorb light.
It is clear that according to these points, light gamma and light "companions" or a combination of dark and light tones (photo above) are more beneficial for small kitchens, but you can go even further and create winning optical illusions.
Suppose you wanted to arrange a small kitchen in a classic style in beige-brown tones, then you can do the following: paint the walls (or glue wallpaper) light beige paint, choose a white headset and dilute this white and beige idyll with an apron, table top and brown floor with a cold tone. In such a combination, dark brown, without which it is difficult to manage in a traditional interior, will not “eat” space, but rather expand it, creating the effect of depth. An example of such a technique is presented in the photo below.
But a great idea how to beat a niche. The walls here are decorated in warm beige, set in ecru, and the apron in a niche - in light gray-beige. Because of the game of cold and warm shades, an optical illusion of the distance of the wall was created.
In spacious kitchens, warm shades of beige will help create a cozy atmosphere, which more actively fill the space and create a sense of harmony. However, it’s also not worth going over the heat in the atmosphere, because a few cold colors will make it fresh and interesting, as, for example, in the interior of this kitchen-dining room in the photo below, where beige curtains, upholstery, wallpaper, wooden furniture are “cooled” with white and gray-brown "flowers-companions".
3. Use the color wheel and color combination principles.
Whether you are planning a future kitchen design or want to update the existing situation a bit, choose a harmonious combination of colors and shades, which will be modeled by the atmosphere and style of your kitchen, the color wheel and proven schemes will help you. How to use them you can see in this video.
- There are also special sites where you can make your own combination of primary, secondary and accompanying colors. Here are the palettes created by the site Color Palettes.
Well, we'll show you examples of the most popular combinations in interior design in the next chapter.
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Combination with shades of brown
This is a very common gamma in interior design, in which beige most often dominates as a lighter color, and brown (chocolate, woody, wenge, dark walnut, etc.) complements or accompanies it.
A selection of photos of beige-brown kitchens in a modern style.
Shades of beige
The following selection of photos is devoted to a monochrome palette, when everything in the interior is beige: beige curtains, appliances, floors, wallpapers, etc.
- If you want to sustain the kitchen design in exclusively beige tones, then the use of patterns, textures and textures will help to diversify the interior. For example, you can hang beige curtains with a pattern or drapery, pokleit wallpaper textured or patterned, revet the apron "hog" or mosaic, the floor should be tiled with decor or textured wood, the facades should be glossy, with glass inserts or panels, and the equipment with fittings in bronze or gold, etc.
Combination with white color
White color paired with beige - the most versatile combination, which often becomes the basis for incorporating bright colors into the interior. However, sometimes this neutral combination is used as a full-scale gamut, built on the game of shades and textures.
Combination with black
Contrast black and beige in the interior of the kitchen in any style will look stylish and not beaten.
In the photo below, the modern interiors of the kitchens are in a beige-black palette.
Here is an example of elegant beige interiors with black accents in the art deco style.
Combination with blue and blue
As you know, the most harmonious color combinations created by nature itself. Remember the sandy beaches and azure sea and you will understand why all shades of beige are in harmony with blue and blue colors. In this pair of blue and blue colors cool beige shades, and the interior is perfectly balanced.
In the next selection of photos are beige and blue cuisine in a classic style.
Little beige and blue dining room.
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Combination with red
Calm beige on the background and impulsive red in accents - not the most common, but effective complementary contrasting combination. The main thing here - to sustain proportions.
Red and beige tones in the interior of the classic kitchen-living room.
Provence style kitchen with “warm” beige curtains, floor, wallpaper in combination with “warm” red accent in the form of an island.
Red and beige loft style kitchen.
Combination with green
Another soothing eye gamma - beige-green. Depending on the shade of green or additional color spots, you can create a modern or classic look of the interior.
Little olive beige English style kitchen on a green background and wallpaper in a cage.
Another little beige-green country kitchen with beige walls, an apron, retro-style appliances, a green suite and checkered curtains.
Modern small gray-beige kitchen with green and pink accents.
Here is an example of a modern dining room in a classic style with lots of green accents on a beige background.
Combination with yellow
This warm combination looks good in the interior of the kitchen, if you add cooling colors to it, for example, blue, blue, fresh green.
Add cool can and glossy or glass surfaces, for example, facades, apron, lamps as in the photo below.
Combination with orange
This is also a very warm combination that needs to be balanced with lighting accents.
And the next photo slider presents a beautiful interior of a beige kitchen in the style of Russian country with orange and blue accents.
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