Perhaps you were hoping for a sofa that's a bit lighter than traditional brown but not quite as pale as white? Then neutral beige could be a fantastic solution!
Versatile and extremely easy to pair with the other two main colors of your living room palette, beige will offer you exciting decorative possibilities.
Here are our tips on how to create the right color pairings to complement your décor style or achieve a specific effect.
What is the psychology of beige?
One of the lightest shades of brown, beige is a neutral and calm color.
This is mainly because it combines the warmth of brown and the coolness of white, leading to a peaceful and relaxing effect.
However, a beige overload could actually lead to a fairly dull look, so be sure to pair it up with more exciting colors, too.
Why choose a beige sofa?
With it being such a versatile neutral color, choosing a beige sofa offers you lots of decorative options. For example, you could pair it up with another light neutral hue to maintain an airy look or, on the contrary, use it to make a dark living room or wall feel less heavy and overbearing.
Thanks to its versatility, a beige sofa will match several types of décor styles depending on what design you pick, from vintage mid-century modern to delicate shabby chic and the most contemporary rooms.
What colors go with a beige sofa?
Light and versatile, a beige sofa will work with most colors.
Keeping the principal rules of color combination in mind, use it to create a balanced palette by following the 60-30-10 ratio.
While your beige sofa will fall within the 30%, you'll still need to consider it in relation to your living room's primary color (walls and floor, around 60%) and the main accent hue, usually brighter and consisting of the remaining 10%.
Could do with some inspo? Here are our favorite combinations.
Beige sofa + brown
Why not stick to the same color family? Brown offers interesting possibilities when paired up with a beige sofa: tan and similar neutral shades can help you maintain a relaxed palette, whereas the darkest brown will work wonders as an accent in a warm one.
A beige sofa will also look particularly stylish in front of a wooden wall or large pieces of dark wooden furniture.