While long considered a “builders’ color,” beige and its shades have made a comeback in recent years for their perceived versatility for homeowners. Here are some of the most popular beige colors for your walls:
1. Sherwin Williams Barcelona Beige 7530
This shade of beige, often described as “warm,” has a light-medium depth and is found in the middle of the “light-medium” range of shades. It’s considered among the more neutral shades of beige and, as such, can be more versatile.
2. Benjamin Moore — Shaker Beige (HC-45)
This popular shade has been in use for more than 40 years. Shaker beige is considered “tone-neutral,” giving it a healthy balance between gray, yellow, and green. Its medium depth also means it’s well-suited to different lighting conditions, making it an appropriate shade for both day and night.
3. Farrow & Ball — London Stone No. 6
The London Stone shade, while also of medium depth, is deeper and richer with a gray base that allows it to blend well with rooms and furniture. It is similar to taupe, which is a grey-beige with a brown base, making it a suitable background color for well-furnished rooms.
4. Sherwin Williams Nomadic Desert 6107
Another popular light-medium shade is Nomadic Desert, known for its touch of darkness while still complementing the lighting of the room. It neither adds nor absorbs light and is especially suitable for well-lit rooms that face the north or south.
5. Benjamin Moore — Stone Hearth (CC-490)
Finally, the Stone Hearth shade is a classic cross between warm and gray shades of beige, the latter of which is commonly known as “taupe.” This shade pairs well with blond and light maple woods, as well as other medium and dark woods, and also lacks any pinkish tone that might hinder its versatility.