38 Warm Beige Living Rooms You'll Want to Hibernate In

warm beige living room

Design by Chango & Co. / Photo by Nicole Franzen

While the monotone beige interiors of decades past might have felt like a cop out and a failure of imagination, today’s beige spaces are warm and inviting, full of texture, and feel like a warm hug compared with the stark white interiors that have dominated our homes in recent years.

Many modern interiors feature a broad spectrum of beige tones that can range from the palest cream to the deepest shades of brown for a rich, layered, tonal look. Beige is a versatile neutral that can work in any style living room. You can mix warm shades of beige for a cozy look, mix beige with other colors, or use beige accents to warm up an all-white space.

Check out these beige-toned living rooms in a number of different styles from a range of designers that will have you dreaming of a beige living room and will show you how to do create one that feels fresh, livable, and modern. 

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    Add Texture

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    Design by Joshua Smith Inc. / Photo by Lance Gerber

    In this warm beige living room from Joshua Smith Inc., a minimalist midcentury modern textural fireplace wall sets the tone, while beige wood ceiling beams and a mix of light beige and burnt orange accents complement the serene ambiance.

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    Warm Up a White Room

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    Design by Sissy + Marley / Photo by Marco Ricca Studio

    In this fresh and modern living room from Sissy + Marley, shades of white are warmed up with pale beige textiles, decor, and wood tones to create a light and airy feel that is less stark than a pure white interior.

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    Layer Multiple Shades

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    Fantastic Frank

    This Scandinavian apartment living room from Fantastic Frank is warmed up with soft tones of beige that range from pale taupe to deep rust, giving the small space a cozy and enveloping feeling.

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    Go Deep

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    Design by Chango & Co. / Photo by Read McKendree

    Rich honey-toned beige wall paint adds warmth and softness to this spacious living room from Chango & Co. that is decorated with plush furnishings in shades of beige and brown to create a tranquil oasis in the middle of NYC.

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    Paint a Beige Border

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    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Erin Kelly

    Leanne Ford Interiors modernized the walls of this living room by painting a taupe-y beige matte border around the room that helps ground the seating area while making the ceilings seem taller.

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    Use Sepia Tones

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    Becca Interiors

    Becca Interiors used multiple shades of beige to create a sepia-toned effect in this spacious and comfortable family living room that has a timeless feel. A chocolate brown velvet sofa adds a complementary tone that feels extra cozy.

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    Wash It Out

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    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Erin Kelly

    If you like the idea of beige walls but want something more nuanced than a solid wall of paint, take inspiration from this cottage living room from Leanne Ford Interiors. The textured wall treatment was achieved by layering PPG Pure Timeless White paint with a coffee wash using everyone's favorite morning beverage that gives the walls a warm and lived-in look and quality.

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    Warm Up a Formal Living Room

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    Kendall Wilkinson Design

    Kendall Wilkinson Design warmed the walls of this spacious formal living room with shades of beige paint that allow the artwork and designer furnishings to shine.

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    Use Desert Inspired Hues

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    Laura Brophy Interiors

    The sandy tones of the Southern California desert outside the windows of this living room from Laura Brophy Interiors inspire the indoor palette of soft beige and off-white. A pair of massive butterscotch leather sofas and a warm fireplace wall add warmth.

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    Accentuate the Curves

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    Design by Chango & Co. / Photo by Nicole Franzen

    Soft beige paint, plush textiles, and decor details blanket the curves of this NYC living room from Chango & Co. to create a chic, warm modern minimalist feel.

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    Accent With Reds and Blues

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    Kendall Wilkinson Design

    Kendall Wilkinson Design accented the pale beige walls of this living room with tones of blue, red, and brown to create a warm modern mood.

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    Mix With Black

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    Design by Sissy + Marley / Photo by Marco Ricca Studio

    Warm beige tones bring warmth to this sophisticated open plan living room design from Sissy + Marley that is rendered in a modern neutral palette layered with varying patterns and textures.

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    Use Warm Stone Finishes

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    Laura Brophy Interiors

    A large beige stone fireplace wall and pale beige tile floors add golden toned warmth to this light and airy living room from Laura Brophy Interiors that is balanced with pale blue accents for subtle contrast and balance.

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    Mix Tones

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    Design by Sissy + Marley / Photo by Marco Ricca Studio

    Sissy + Marley used a range of tones on textiles and furnishings from the palest off-white to cream to taupe, light brown, cognac, and rust to add warmth to this well appointed living room.

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    Mix With Taupe

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    Laura Brophy Interiors

    Laura Brophy Interiors mixed cool and warm tones on the walls, ceiling, and fireplace of this organic living room that has enormous picture windows with a mesmerizing view of the lush greenery outside. But pale blond hardwood flooring, sculptural golden-toned wood armchairs, and natural textures on the upholstery and natural cow hide rug add softness and create an overall warm feel in the Southern California living room.

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    Play With Pattern

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    Mindy Gayer Design Co.

    Mindy Gayer Design Co. added checkered beige-and-white throw pillows and an area rug to add warmth to this pale tonal beige living room dressed in a mix of cool and white beige tones and wood accents that creates a warm, family-friendly atmosphere.

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    Warm Up Gray Tones

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    Fantastic Frank

    Warm beige wall paint adds warmth to this Scandinavian apartment living room from Fantastic Frank that is outfitted with cool gray and navy blue decor and furnishings.

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    Embrace a Monochromatic Feel

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    Design by Chango & Co. / Photo by Nicole Franzen

    This NYC basement living room space from Chango & Co. is bathed in pale beige tones, smooth textures, and soft curvy shapes, from the large U-shaped sofa to the round floor poufs. The pale wall paint is complemented with blond wood ceiling beams while black metal framed glass doors to the outside add graphic interest.

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    Warm Up a Rustic Room

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    WRJ Design / Photo by Tuck Fauntleroy

    WRJ Design dressed this rustic living room in shades of beige from the checkered curtains to the natural hide on the floor to the soft furnishings and pale wood tones that add warmth to a room dominated by a monumental gray stone fireplace wall.

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    Accent With Black

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    Fantastic Frank

    Black accents define and emphasize decor details in this moody, minimalist tonal beige Scandinavian living room Fantastic Frank.

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    Keep It Light

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    Fantastic Frank

    This light-flooded living room from Fantastic Frank combines the palest beige textured walls with light beige flooring and sculptural modern furniture and decor in shades of white to create a warm and modern style.

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    Accent With Beige

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    Design by Kern & Co.

    A medium-toned beige accent wall adds warmth to the white walls and pale blue and greige furnishings and textiles in this spacious formal living room from Kern & Co. without detracting from the wall of windows with a view to the backyard.

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    Add Greenery

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    Fantastic Frank

    Fantastic Frank painted the walls of this Scandinavian living room in a deep toffee colored beige that adds warmth to the minimalist design and sets off a smattering of green plants arranged casually on the floor.

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    Add a Beige Anchor Piece

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    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Erin Kelly

    Leanne Ford Interiors warmed up this large contemporary living room with pale walnut flooring and a massive sandy beige sectional that anchors the otherwise black-and-white space, adding warmth and creating an inviting ambiance.

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    Use Varying Textures

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    Design by Chango & Co. / Photo by Read McKendree

    Deep sandy wall paint adds softness to the walls and a plush beige armchair with enveloping curves adds textural interest to this warm beige NYC living room from Chango & Co.

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    Mix Warm and Cool Tones

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    Design by Kern & Co.

    This light and airy living room from Kern & Co. mixes pale blue furnishings with beige wood, and pairs a large beige and white patterned area rug with gauzy white-and-beige patterned drapes to create a neutral space that balances cool and warm tones to create a convivial atmosphere.

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    Layer Beige and Brown Tones

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    Design by Joshua Smith Inc. / Photo by Peter Murdock

    This cozy living room from Joshua Smith Inc. layers beige wall paint with tones of brown from the cocoa-colored sofa to the dark wood antique side table, adding soft golden accents to bring it all together.

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    Use Beige-Toned Stone

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    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Alexandra Ribar

    A massive fireplace rendered in warm gold-toned stone with dark beige grout sets the mood in this midcentury modern home renovation from Leanne Ford Interiors. Pale beige flooring and wall paint, a mix of off-white, wood, and rattan furnishings with organic shapes, and modern art and lighting lets the original character of the living room shine while feeling refreshed and current.

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    Create a Beige Backdrop for Art

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    Design by Will Brown Interiors / Photo by Aaron Leimkuehler

    This living room from Will Brown Interiors has a warm and eclectic feel thanks to a palette of warm beiges, browns, and blacks and a mix of modern and contemporary furnishings and decor. The pale beige walls create a warm neutral backdrop for a collection of art and objects that make the room feel personal and lived in.

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    Accent Beige With Gold

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    Design by Kern & Co.

    In this formal living room from Kern & Co., gray-toned beige walls and cool pale gray upholstered furnishings are warmed up with golden wood antique chests of drawers flanking the stone fireplace, with bright gold accents on a pair of ornate gilded decorative mirrors that adds a warm metallic glow that complements the roaring fire.

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    Mix in Natural Textures

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    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Erin Kelly

    This warm beige living room from Leanne Ford Interiors has a modern feel with its soft neutral palette and layered natural textures, from the wood stump end tables to the sheepskin throw on the back of the armchair.

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    Freshen Up a Historic Home

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    Will Brown Interiors

    In this historic Georgian Revival home in St. Louis, MO, Will Brown Interiors used a mix of pale beige on the walls for warmth and lighter shades of off-white to accent the trim and architectural details of the formal living room space, giving it a timeless appeal.

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    Use Natural Tones

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    Yael Weiss Interiors

    This tonal beige living room from Yael Weiss Interiors uses a range of shades from light to deep, with gauzy mid-toned beige curtains, a jute rug, and rich wood accents that complement the soft off-white walls and textiles.

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    Add a Tonal Fireplace

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    Urbanology Designs / Norman Young Photography

    Urbanology Designs matched the fireplace surround to the walls in this warm beige living room decorated with organic shapes and low slung furniture that emphasizes the soaring ceiling height. A slate gray sofa and black accents throughout add contrast and a graphic element.

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    Add Beige-Toned Wood Slats

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    Folding Chair Design Co. / Jenn Verrier Photography

    Folding Chair Design Co. used beige-toned wood detailing like a wood slat wall behind the flat screen and a pale oak built-in console beneath that complement the pale beige wall paint, rug, and furnishings throughout, to create a warm and pulled together space to relax with family or entertain.

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    Paint the Brick Beige

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    Design by Will Brown Interiors / Photo by Aaron Leimkuehler

    While stark white is often the go-to color when painting brick interiors, in this cozy living room, Will Brown Interiors opted for a warmer shade of beige. The pale beige tone of the walls are picked up on a pair of sculptural table lamps, while patterned navy and white textiles add contrast.

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    Add Midcentury Vibes

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    Nile Johnson Interior Design

    Nile Johnson Interior Design painted the walls of this midcentury ranch home with a deep coffee-toned beige that serves as a backdrop for the client's art collection and vintage and antique furnishings. Large windows and glass doors leading to the outside are left unadorned to bring in views and natural light.

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    Soften Industrial Spaces

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    Will Brown Interiors

    The walls of this industrial Kansas City loft space from Will Brown Interiors are warmed up with beige walls and a pair of beige-toned sofas that soften the industrial vibes of the penthouse space and create an inviting and modern space suited for family living.

Is beige a good color for a living room?

Beige works well in living rooms because it's soothing and neutral and can be paired with virtually any color. Beige can work with any style of living room, from traditional to modern to contemporary. Depending on the look and feel you want to achieve, select beige paint, furnishings, and decor with warm, cool, or neutral tones, or a mix.

What color goes with beige living room?

Beige is a versatile neutral that can work with any color. Pair it with black for a sophisticated look. Use it to bring down the sweetness of pastel pinks and peaches in a baby girl nursery. Or incorporate shades of beige to warm up an otherwise all-white room.

How do you modernize beige?

The easiest way to modernize beige is to go for a tonal look that incorporates a range of at least three different beige tones. Light beige wall paint, a medium beige rug, and pale beige wood flooring will create a soft and neutral modern backdrop that can be styled with deeper tones of brown, rust, or black. Or pair beige walls with bright colors like coral or turquoise for a fresh, modern look.