Luxurious and elegant, soft pink beige is one of the main colors Jessica Alba celebrates in her family’s kitchen—and this carefully curated space is testament to the versatility of this stunning hue.
Finding the perfect color for your kitchen cabinet is not as easy as it might seem at first. Pink can sound very sweet and sugary, while trying to warm it up means potentially veering into magnolia territory. Pink beige is a nice compromise.
However, this color is not new. Beige shades of pink are very versatile and have been a popular choice in interior designs for centuries. Among all the different hues, blush, salmon pink, and peach have the edge over the others as they share orange undertones and warm characteristics.
At first glance, this season’s pink and beige color choices might seem a little tacky — after all, Barbicour and understated luxury were the year’s most talked-about trends. But look again. Pink has grown up, and has traded her pretty reputation for a more muted, sophisticated, and earthy look. While the beige color abandoned its dull, old and boring connotations.
“There’s an exciting duality to this adult color trend – it’s soft and subtle, yet strong and cohesive,” says Paula Taylor, color and direction specialist at Graham & Brown. The result is a calming, relaxing shade that’s excellent for kitchens, living rooms, and indeed any room where you want a sense of calm.
‘The warm tones of pinkish-beige are particularly appropriate for north- or west-facing rooms, which typically see less light,’ advises Jane Rocket, co-founder of Rockett St George. “In these spaces, tones of white, light blue, and bright green can feel impersonal and coloristic.”
With its unmistakable connection to the natural world, beige pink is used to paint accent walls and brighten up a living space with splashes of color that symbolize and promote health and vitality.
“As it is closely related to shades of orange and brown, the color enhances the mood without becoming overpowering like many shades of red. On the other hand, with its calm and subtle undertones, beige-pink can be a good choice for promoting quiet confidence and serenity,” she says. Sarah Lloyd, Senior Brand Manager, Valspar.
Ruth Muchhead, Creative Director at Little Greene, agrees that soft pinks and beiges can serve as a neutral base for any decorating projects. “It’s reminiscent of the natural shades of plaster, with earthy tones that add warmth to a space to provide a color highlight or act as a neutral base to introduce bolder colors.”
If you’re looking for color contrast, Andy Greenall, creative director at Paint & Paper Library, suggests “contrasting shades of pink and beige with teal, cool white, navy blue, and gray.” Or add natural finishes and combine with warmer neutrals for a luxurious feel.’
Shop the pink beige modification
If painting your kitchen cabinets or walls pink beige is too daunting, try investing in beautiful pink and beige kitchen tools and accessories instead. Our editors hand-picked their favorites to help you recreate Jessica Alba’s look without the obligation.
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