Color of the Month, July 2014: Sand
Give your rooms a calming makeover with 40 examples of this year's warm beige
Look no further for a tried-and-true summer neutral than Pantone's relaxed beige, Sand. The color authority's Spring 2014 Color Report suggested the leisurely hue as a foil to dial down vivid colors. This go-to neutral works well on traditional powder room walls, cottage kitchen cabinets, and other expansive indoor spaces. Find a way to include it in your next home project with these 40 examples.
Medium beige unifies a salon wall display of the homeowners' Cape Cod barn paintings.
Rein in the rustic look of salvaged planks by whitewashing and installing them as classic wainscoting.
Taupe shelves, brackets, and beadboard lend an air of sophistication to an awkward bath-turned-butler's pantry.
Warm beige marries wall art, a tufted headboard, and patterned bedding for a tranquil sleep space.
Dual-tone walls highlight wood-stained furnishings and accents that call to natural elements.
6350 Intricate Ivory (lighter wall color), 6358 Creamery (darker wall color), 7006 Extra White (trim), Sherwin-Williams
A coffered ceiling and ornate design accents—with weathered touches—give this terrace the warmth and feel of an indoor room.
Gray-beige frames the hallway showpiece, a sliding barn door with oil-rubbed bronze hardware that leads to a laundry room.
This claw-foot tub is set for zoning out with the focal mood lighting of a vintage-look chandelier, and gaze-worthy tan tile wainscot.
Ornate trim amplifies a mantel's warm, neutral hue.
A black vanity and tile paired with neutral walls make a small bathroom feel elegant.
Light pours into this cool-toned dining area. Black stair railing and dark wooden chairs add contrast and balance.
Plaster White RL1013 (wall), French Khaki RL1513 (door), Ralph Lauren Home
The sandy-hued walls offer a silent backdrop to the tin-tiled fireplace motif taking center stage.
Sand takes on a new light with a slight yellow tinge awash in the sun.
Churlish Green™ No.251 Exterior Eggshell (bench) and Breakfast Room Green® No.81 Exterior Eggshell (fence), Farrow & Ball
In this cozy sitting area, dark and patterned furniture balance the light and airy-colored walls and carpet.
A muted color on the entry walls gives the intricate stained glass, which is original to the 1895 home, the spotlight.
A khaki and light wood scheme makes this window seat a serene reading spot. The lattice panels and striped cushion fabric add visual interest.
Natural-textured finishes like sea-grass carpet and grass-cloth wallpaper results in a comfortable—even elegant—family room.
With a quiet color above, the painted pattern on just the lower third of this wall mimics wainscoting. It is simple to do with a stencil, see how: Stencil On a Wallpaper Look
This multipurpose space is built for a family's wear and tear with handsome salvage accents that jump out from pale gray-beige walls.