We can all learn a lot from Stephen and Ayesha Curry, the most talked-about couple in California’s Bay Area. The Golden State Warriors star Stephen and his actress wife Ayesha are icons on the basketball court and on screen – so if anyone can convince us to rethink conventions, it’s them. And they’ve just done precisely that – with beige.
Admittedly, we are sometimes quick to judge beige – the seemingly safe hue that rarely enjoys as much buzz as its more vibrant counterparts. However, the way we’re decorating with beige is changing.
This versatile tone is, at last, receiving recognition from designers (it’s been slated as the color replacing gray in 2023) and celebrities alike – and, of course, Stephen and Ayesha are right out in front of this color trend, taking this traditionally homey color and making it glamorous.
In a post, Ayesha, best known for About Last Night and Ayesha’s Home Kitchen, shared a look into their luxe, beige-colored space – which includes painted ceiling that ensures the room is a striking celebration of the color in question.
Gray is of the best accent colors for beige, so it’s no surprise to see a large gray sofa and rug (much like the one we’ve found below) included in the scheme – creating a color pairing that hasn’t gone unnoticed by Helen Shaw, a color expert and director of marketing at Benjamin Moore.
Helen recommends combining similar neutral-color families together – just as Ayesha and Stephen have done through their gray and beige pairing. However, if we’re looking to emphasize the color further, Helen suggests adding reds and oranges to the mix.
‘Neutrals are perfect for calming down busy and bold schemes while also perfect for enhancing minimal and contemporary looks. When looking to pair neutrals, look to group color families together, combining beige tones with reds and oranges,’ she says.
‘These colors are an essential color family for any interior renovation and range from cool grays to warm beiges and plaster pinks. Over the last few seasons, we have seen a progression toward the warmer shades as these feel comforting and uplifting.’
Of course, any beige is fit for purpose, but we can’t help but love this soothing tone from Backdrop, below.