Are beige interiors making a comeback?

Beige interiors - natural coloured kitchen cabinetsDesign by Prairie Home Styling, Photography Prairie Home Styling

I’m going to caveat this post with ‘I know it may be controversial’ but bear with me…

Beige interiors have been out of trend for a pretty long time. No doubt when you conjour up an image in your mind of beige interiors you will think old fashioned and dowdy. I certainly did…

That is until recently, when I have been feeling the need for some warmth in my home. I think it is a backlash from years and years of cool grey – and don’t get me wrong, I LOVE grey! I have pretty much every shade of it in my house and I am not making a mass move to get rid of it all. But when I am obsessing over Pinterest for hours at a time researching interiors, I am finding myself leaning towards the warmer tones of oatmeal and linen rather than cooler greys. Technically beige, but do we need to call it that?

I have started to see images of this shade pop up in a fresh and modern way, and I like it. A lot. Thinking about it, it never strayed too far from the fashion scene, only there it is called camel and reserved for the ultimate classics – a trench, a cashmere jumper etc. So why not in interiors?

It feels most modern and fresh when it is paired with crisp white and black accents, when it is in the form of natural materials – pared back oak, rattan, sissal – or when it is rustic linens, on the bed, table, sofa or at the window. I have plenty of wood in my kitchen after all so I am bound to like it!

Beige interiors - white and natural living areaCynthia Hayes

Beige interiors - natural linen bedAlvhem

Beige interiors - natural oak drawersCate St Hill

Beige interiors - natural coloured DeVOL kitchenDeVOL Kitchens

Beige interiors - Camel coat on Lydia E MillenLydia Elise Millen

If you are not quite ready to start painting your walls and cabinetry, here are some of my favourite beige neutral accessories to get a hint of this warm hue in your home:

Beige interiors - shopping guide

1. La Redoute Rug (Currently 40% off WHOLE site)
2. La Redoute linen duvet cover (also 40% off)
3. H&M Home washed linen cushion cover amazing value
4. Cox and Cox embossed vase
5. Zara Home Jute Rug
6. Eat Drink Nap
7. H&M Home stoneware mug
8. Zara Home nordic style stool
9. Cox and Cox oak sideboard

So have I gone mad?
Or do you think beige interiors might make a comeback? Let’s discuss!



  1. Helen Orrock
    March 29, 2018 / 8:20 am

    I love the warm tones like you so maybe a few accessories but unfortunately I’m from that beige generation and I’m cringing at the prospect of magnolia xx

  2. Zoe Everett
    April 15, 2018 / 10:40 am

    I’ve definitely found myself wanting to switch my cool tones to more natural, warm tones. Beige is making a comeback!

    • greeneyed
      April 16, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      Yaaaaaas! 🙂 🙂 xx

  3. Karla
    March 19, 2019 / 4:23 pm

    Just about to order my hand painted shaker kitchen in a very light beige! And I agree, having just painted my bedroom grey, I’m a bit over it. Our kitchen is also a bit dark as well so a warm neutral should look.better. let’s hope so!

    • greeneyed
      April 2, 2019 / 10:28 pm

      That sounds absolutely gorgeous! I’d love to see a picture once its in!
      Claire x

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