Some people see beige as staid, boring, and commonplace. Others see it as a wide canvas that’s perfect for combining with classic and unexpected colors alike.
The truth is that beige is a versatile color that can work with virtually any style of decor. But there are so many possible combinations that it can be hard to know where to begin!
What Colors Go With Beige?
Here’s a selection of colors that go with beige, along with color palette examples.
1. Rust and Beige
Hex Codes: #b7410e, #f5f3e0, #3f2b27
One of the key parts of making a beige room stand out is choosing a memorable color to pair with it. Rust is a shade that’s been gaining popularity in recent years, and its rich reddish hue works beautifully alongside both warm and cool beige.
One of the most interesting ways to use this combination is in a living room with beige walls. Add rust-colored couches and chairs to make the room warm and welcoming. Playing with textures can make the space more dynamic: try matte-finished beige walls and a rust-colored velvet or velour couch. Ground the finished color scheme with dark espresso brown.
2. Powder Blue and Beige
Hex Codes: #b0e0e6, #f5ece0, #7f675b
If you’re going for a soft palette with vintage-inspired appeal, try combining powder blue with shades of pale, warm beige. This settling combination is great for bedrooms. Start with powder blue walls and add beige floor-to-ceiling curtains. Then add a bedspread that combines powder blue with shades of beige, cream, or both.
This is a look that will do well in a room with beige or cream-colored carpeting. But if your bedroom has wood floors, add a beige or cream rug to complete the look.
3. Emerald and Beige
Hex Codes: #50c878, #fdf6ed, #d7d5d5
Beige’s understated nature makes it a great backdrop for emerald, a bold and rich jewel tone. One of the most popular ways to combine these two colors is to place emerald couches in front of beige walls. But if you want to do something a little different, you can try this combination in a dining room.
Start with beige walls and add an emerald accent wall for dramatic effect. Add a wooden table — any type of wood tone will work nicely, but black is a good choice too. Include emerald upholstered chairs to finish off the palette.
4. Mauve and Beige
Hex Codes: #e0b0ff, #f7edde, #907564
If you’re looking to move away from the trend of beige walls, mauve makes a nice wall color. It isn’t overly bold, but it can still give any room a welcoming, calming feel.
For that reason, mauve is an excellent wall color for a bedroom. Mauve walls make a great backdrop for a wooden bed frame with a beige bedspread. This is a color scheme that does well when you layer in almond, tan, and even other shades of beige. Try including rustic beige accessories like bouquets of dried pampas grass to add texture.
5. Ivory and Beige
Hex Codes: #fffff0, #f3eee2, #ccd2c6
Ivory is a sophisticated shade that’s perfect for creating upscale aesthetics. It’s not as warm as cream, and it makes the perfect wall color if you need something that’s just a touch warmer than stark white.
As you may have guessed, this color pairing is a prime candidate for layering, and its subtle warmth makes it work especially well in living rooms. Try including beige couches in a room with ivory walls. And from there, include a coffee table, bookshelves, and other pieces of wooden furniture in light to medium wood tones. Add a potted tree or a few plants for a burst of cool green.
6. Bright Yellow and Beige
Hex Codes: #ffe900, #f9f5f1, #495159
It’s always fun to play with an unexpected combination of colors, and this combination is certainly unusual! It might seem like the combination of beige and yellow would be far too warm to work. But when you combine yellow with pale, cool-leaning beige, the finished product is surprisingly balanced.
If you’re hesitant to use this combination, try adding a few yellow accents to an existing beige color scheme. Start with a few yellow accent pillows and a largely-yellow wall hanging. If you want to go a little bolder, use bright yellow chairs and couches in a living room with beige walls.
7. Burgundy and Beige
Hex Codes: #800020, #f1eae4, #d1ba23
If you have a flair for the dramatic, a burgundy accent wall can make any beige room instantly memorable. In a bedroom or living room with a layered beige color scheme, even a single burgundy wall can add unexpected depth.
This is a combination that will also work nicely for a small reading nook. Paint the walls burgundy and include a beige couch or chair. To really lean into this almost-monochromatic aesthetic, add sheer burgundy curtains as well. Complete the look with a couple of gold wall hangings.
8. Sage and Beige
Hex Codes: #9caf88, #f1ece4, #594a26
Sage just might be the trendiest shade of green out there, and its silvery undertones make it a natural companion for beige. Sage works nicely as both a wall color and an accent color, so how much you use is up to you. For a stately dining room, combine sage walls, a pale beige rug and ceiling, and a deep brown dining room set.
If you’d prefer to just use a little bit, try including a sage-colored couch or two in a living room with beige walls and rugs. Similarly, if you have a largely-beige bedroom, add a sage bedspread. Include a few woven-wood wall hangings to play up the rustic aesthetic.
9. Lavender and Beige
Hex Codes: #e6e6fa, #fdf6ec, #003844
Like the lavender plant itself, lavender as a color is distinctly soothing. And like many colors on the list, it works equally well as a wall color or as an accent.
This combination is ideal if you’re looking for a kitchen color scheme you don’t see every day. Combine beige cabinets with lavender walls. For some texture, add a lavender or mostly lavender tiled backsplash. Beige kitchen towels and rugs (or towels and rugs patterned in beige and lavender) can balance out the look.
10. Cream and Beige
Hex Codes: #fffdd0, #f9f5f1, #69585f
Especially if you choose pale shades of beige, cream and beige are similar enough colors that they layer beautifully. And if you’re concerned about this combination looking too dull, placing the colors carefully can add enough dynamism to keep things interesting.
So how exactly do you do that? Start with a living room with cream-colored walls. Include a beige couch. Then, choose an accent wall (not the one directly behind the couch) and paint it beige. Add cream-colored accent pillows to the couch and include a beige coffee table atop a cream-colored rug. The key to making this almost-monochromatic color scheme look interesting is juxtaposing cream and beige in such a way that they create contrast despite their similarities.
11. Charcoal Gray and Beige
Hex Codes: #36454f, #fcf8ee, #6c9a8b
Charcoal is a deep, on-trend gray that does well in classic and modern color schemes alike. Use it as an accent color to keep things grounded, or go bolder with charcoal gray walls.
The combination of beige and charcoal gray does especially well in a bedroom. Include charcoal walls, a wooden bed frame, and a beige bedspread. To keep everything tied together, add charcoal accent pillows and/or an accent throw atop the bedspread. A charcoal rug (or a beige/charcoal patterned rug) is a nice addition, too.
12. Tan and Beige
Hex Codes: #d2b48c, #f4ece1, #d6caba
To the uninitiated, tan and beige might sound like the exact same color. However, tan is both a bit more yellow and bit more brown. The combination of the two is perfect if you want an aesthetic that sits somewhere between high-contrast and monochromatic.
One of the best ways to use these two is in a living room. Tan is an excellent wall color to choose: it has a lot of presence, but it won’t overwhelm the rest of your color scheme. Tan walls make a great backdrop for a beige couch. From there, try layering in similar colors in a variety of textures. A shaggy cream-colored rug and a darker beige fabric wall hangings are great places to start.
13. Navy and Beige
Hex Codes: #000080, #fef9eb, #98a6d4
Although navy isn’t technically a neutral, it can work similarly to one in a lot of spaces. And if you want to use it to create a classic living room (with furniture that’s easy to find!), start with beige couches and beige walls.
On its own, a living room like this can look dull. But when you add navy accent pillows, curtains, and a rug, it instantly becomes a lot more dynamic. Include a navy and white (or navy and cream) piece of wall art to draw the eye and add a touch of distinction.
14. Caramel and Beige
Hex Codes: #af6f09, #f5ede0, #280003
Caramel is a rich, golden brown that does very well when layered with beige. It’s most commonly used in living rooms, but for something a little different, try combining caramel and beige in a bathroom.
Caramel makes an excellent wall color, so start with caramel walls and beige wall trim. Include beige towels and bathroom rugs. To keep everything grounded, include either dark espresso brown or black in the flooring. Mixing in dark and white tiles is a nice choice that has plenty of vintage appeal.
15. Forest Green and Beige
Hex Codes: #014421, #f9f8f0, #6f5e53
If you’re looking for a bold, cool counterbalance to beige’s gentle warmth, go with forest green! This lovely, deep green has undertones that make it look positively regal. Because forest green can be soothing, it’s a nice color to include in a bedroom.
Try including a beige bedspread in front of forest green walls. If you want to create a more upscale look, include gold or bronze lamps and wall hangings. If you want something a little more rustic, go with woven wood wall art or wood-framed wall hangings.
16. Cranberry and Beige
Hex Codes: #950714, #fcfaee, #82846d
Cranberry is somewhat similar to burgundy, but it’s a little redder. It’s a good choice if you want your space to look slightly autumnal, and it really lends itself to eclectic aesthetics when paired with beige.
To create a truly unique aesthetic, place a beige sectional in front of two cranberry-colored accent walls. Decorate the couches with cranberry pillows. Across from the couches, include a couple of cranberry velvet chairs in front of beige walls. Give the look a funky twist with a zebra-patterned rug!
17. Pale Gray and Beige
Hex Codes: #d3d3d3, #f3ebe2, #6d6a75
Layering with different neutrals is in, and many homeowners and designers alike opt to layer different shades of beige. But if you’re hoping for a bit more variety, try sprinkling in some shades of pale gray.
In a bedroom, combine pale gray walls with a beige bedspread and gray accent pillows and throws. This look also goes well in a living room. Gray walls, a beige couch, and gray accents go together beautifully. To add a little more visual interest, include a rug with a gray and beige pattern.
18. Almond and Beige
Hex Codes: #efdecd, #f1ede4, #7c7c79
Almond might sound like another name for beige, but it has some key differences. It can be described as “buttery,” and it has a faintly rosy hue. It’s more saturated than beige, but it’s paler than tan. Of course, as with any color, there are a few different shades of almond, but all of them go nicely with beige.
Because many bathtubs and sinks are already some shade of almond, this color combination is an especially easy one to choose for a bathroom. Beige walls go nicely with almond tubs, and you can add a little more variety with darker beige or tan towels. But there’s one more thing you can do — upgrade your hardware. To go with the subtle warmth of this color scheme, consider upgrading your bathroom hardware to brushed nickel. Brushed nickel is still silvery, but it has a muted, warm glow that makes it a great companion for beige and almond.
19. Petal Pink and Beige
Hex Codes: #e5adc8, #fdf7ec, #dcc156
It can be hard to integrate pink into a color scheme without making your room look like a Valentine’s Day card. But combining it with beige softens the impact, ensuring pink is never garish.
Like beige, petal pink does very well when it’s layered. One idea is to start with a living room with pale pink walls. Include a slightly darker petal-pink couch. Add both beige and slightly darker pink accent pillows. Next, you’ll want to add a pale beige coffee table and rug. For a slightly glamorous touch, use furniture with gold legs and include a couple of gold-framed wall hangings.
20. Mint and Beige
Hex Codes: #99edc3, #fdf9ed, #414535
Want a color scheme that’s thoroughly unexpected? Try mint and beige! Mint’s coolness works well with the warmth of beige. And since both colors are soft, they create a gentle, calming pastel aesthetic.
This combination is a great one for a nursery. Start with mint green walls and add in a beige crib and rug. You can tie everything together with partially beige wall hangings. Wooden, pewter, or bronze frames will go with the softer look.
21. Espresso Brown and Beige
Hex Codes: #363031, #f9f4f1, #f9e9c8
Espresso brown is a classic color, especially when it comes to leather living room furniture. It’s also a great choice if you’re hoping to include ample doses of a grounding shade in a mostly-beige room.
One of the easiest ways to use these colors together is to add espresso brown leather furniture to a room with beige walls. Layering shades of beige, tan, almond, and similar colors throughout can really transform the space. And don’t be afraid to play around with texture — try adding velvet pillows, shaggy rugs, and woven wall hangings.
22. Magenta and Beige
Hex Codes: #ff00ff, #fdfbed, #ced5de
Viva Magenta was Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year, so more amateur and professional designers are making an effort to include it in their projects.
However, magenta is bright enough that it can be hard to know just how to integrate it. It can quickly overwhelm a room, so the best way to start is with small accents. If you have a beige living room, even magenta pillows and lampshades may be enough. You also might add a largely-magenta piece of wall art, as it can really stand out against a pale beige wall.
23. Black and Beige
Hex Codes: #000000, #fefcec, #9f838c
When you think of this color combination, you might immediately imagine a beige living room with black accents. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but if you want to create something truly memorable, you’ll need to think outside the box.
If your living room is sufficiently large and has a decent amount of natural light, try painting the walls matte black. Paint the mantle (and the column of the wall directly above it) pale beige to add contrast. Alternatively, you can use a beige stone mantle.
Create a gradient effect by adding charcoal gray couches above a pale gray rug. Finally, to tie in the beige accent wall, include beige accent pillows and a large, mostly-beige piece of wall art.
24. Medium Wood Tones and Beige
Hex Codes: #6f432a, #fcf9ee, #a0c1b9
Beige goes beautifully with just about all wood tones. But to create some contrast and stop the color scheme from getting too light and airy, try including medium wood tones instead of very pale ones.
This is an easy look to use in a dining room. Start with beige walls and add a wooden table and chairs. You can add a little more of the darker color by including a large, wood-framed mirror on the wall. And to keep everything in balance, include a beige area rug, too.
25. Pewter and Beige
Hex Codes: #adb4bf, #fcfcee, #0b3c49
Metallics can go with just about any color. The key is choosing which metallic to use. Beige can go with just about any metal shade, but if you’re looking for something that can cool things down a bit, pewter is a good choice. Its brushed, muted finish makes it a better companion for beige than the shinier silver.
It’s quick and easy to integrate pewter into a mostly-beige color scheme, and it’s also quite easy to remove if you don’t like it. Simply include pewter hardware and a few pewter-framed photos or art pieces. If you still want more of this shade, try adding a large pewter wall sculpture as well.
26. Olive Green and Beige
Hex Codes: #556b2f, #f2ece3, #73595b
Depending on the exact shade, beige can be an earthy color. That makes it go especially well with olive green, another earthy shade. You might try this combination in a kitchen — beige cabinetry forms a pretty contrast with olive walls. And to really add some visual interest, try a tiled backsplash that incorporates both beige and olive. Bronze hardware will continue the muted, earthy look.
This is a color combination that also works nicely in a bedroom. A quiet beige bedspread in a room with olive green walls creates an ensconcing respite from the outside world.
27. Gold and Beige
Hex Codes: #d4af37, #f1e9e4, #b0a796
Beige is versatile enough that it doesn’t have to be earthy — it can also be opulent! All you need to do to transform it is add hints of gold throughout your space.
Let’s say you have a living room that is primarily beige. You can add a gold wall sculpture (like a circular mirror with golden, sun-like rays extending from it) and shimmering gold pillows for a little sparkle. A glass coffee table with a gold frame is also a nice touch. If the room needs even more gold after that, consider adding a gold pouf and sheer gold curtains.
Colors That Go With Beige
Whether you’re looking to create a soft, layered neutral palette or a modern and energetic look with splashes of bright color, beige can be the perfect addition to your next project’s color scheme. Choose your shade of beige carefully, coordinate it with the rest of the colors you select, and you’ll have a remarkable space you can enjoy for years to come.