Shades of Beige – Why Warm Neutrals Are Making a Comeback in Exterior Design
After years of bright whites and cool grays, warm neutrals are finally making a comeback in the world of design. Cool neutrals — especially shades of gray — have been in the limelight for quite some time. But now we’re welcoming a heartwarming renaissance with warmer color palettes, especially in home design and exteriors.
Decorating your home and space with warm neutrals creates a sense of coziness, warmth and comfort. If you’re looking to freshen the feel of your home, introducing a new exterior color palette might be an ideal project to take on this year.
Read on to learn why warm neutral tones are making a comeback in exterior design.
Many color experts and decorators agree that 2022 is a year of new beginnings. This sentiment is reflected in all of the shades that we’ll see trending at the moment. After almost two years of separation and isolation, warm neutrals evoke feelings of connection and home. Think beige, caramel, biscotti, latte, and camel instead of cold grays, charcoals, and silvers. The stark feelings of cool neutrals were definitely … well, cool … but after the mood of the past two years, people are looking for something that reminds them of warmth and family.
Fashion and Interior Design
The worlds of fashion and interior design worlds have led the way for the return to natural, warm neutrals in recent years. Trends such as Cabincore, Scandinavian styles, Hygge and Cottagecore have captured the hearts of homeowners across the country. Both fashion and interior design have taken up warm neutral color palettes, rich textures and earth tones as a strong return to the natural world. Stark whites have been replaced with cream, walnut, sage and camel browns.
Warm neutrals are classic colors that will never go out of style. Warm palettes also work very well with mixed materials such as brick, stone and wood accents to bring together a visually pleasing and welcoming home exterior and design. If you prefer a more contemporary look, you can easily pair warm neutral exteriors with white or colored trim and accents, such as your shutters and doors. Warmer earth tones are also so versatile that they work seamlessly with just about any design or architectural style of home.
Ready to get started? Here are some warm neutral siding colors to inspire your exterior design in 2022:
Clay (Exterior Portfolio® Vinyl Siding)
A light, delicately brown-tinted contemplative complement.
Pearl (Exterior Portfolio® Vinyl Siding)
A light, cream-tinted, natural backdrop to bold accent colors.
Wicker (Royal® Building Products Vinyl Siding)
A cozy, welcoming mid-toned embrace.
Saddle (Exterior Portfolio® Vinyl Siding)
A mid-toned marvel of lived-in graciousness.
Latte (Celect® Cellular Composite Siding)
Deeply rich, creamy and refreshing.
Chestnut (Celect® Cellular Composite Siding)
An earthy, elegant, comforting breath.
The shift from cool and collected to warm and connected is a definite reflection of what people are generally feeling. Expect to see more shades of beige and warm neutrals in the coming years across all aspects of design, including exterior design and homes.