February 1, 2019
'En Beige' for your home and your wardrobe
It’s happening again. The worlds of fashion and interiors are spilling over into one another once more and you get the rare (and okay, slightly bizarre opportunity to dress like your sofa). Sometimes trends appearing on the catwalk are burgeoning trends for the home and this fine February it’s the turn of the colour beige, or as the French say ‘En beige’ – a little chicer non?
I’ve already waxed lyrical about my love of a slouchy beige jumper at the moment it’s clear that I am not alone. I challenge you to scroll through Instagram without seeing a blogger in a beige blazer. But what I’ve also spotted is a penchant for the shade in upholstery, wall colour and textiles.
Here’s why I think it’s worth stopping and thinking about reclaiming beige from associations with ‘blah’ interiors. Beige brings both a warmth and sense of calm to a space. Used tonally mixed with a little stone, natural wood and linen interiors feel instantly serene.
For both your wardrobe and your home the key for me is texture. Style it head to toe or wall to floor but mix shades of beige wool and satin, silk and rattan, shinny / matt.
I am going to put my neck out and say that yes, beige is the new grey.
Image above: Interior by Evgeniy Bulatnikov
Image: Architectural Digest
Image above: Numero Venti
Image – Studio Twenty Seven
Image above: Marina Bautier
Image above via House & Homme
Image above via Hege
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