Beige is Not a Color

One of my favorite books of the season is all about color! Author Carlos Mota, who you may know as a former editor and design consultant waxes poetic about his love of color in his newest book, Beige is Not A Color. If you follow Mota on Instagram, then you are surely familiar with his oft-used hashtag and while his book doesn’t go about bashing neutrals, it celebrates some of his favorite interiors, places, and even jewels in every shade under the soon. I found it amusing that the book is almost entirely pictorial without much writing, but with such vibrant, sumptuous photographs to devour and the prettiest cover I have seen in recent memory, who needs to actually read this book? After all, they say a picture is worth a thousand words.

{Interior Design by Rose Anne de Pampelonne | Photography by Roger Davies}

{Filipa de Abreu’s Home in Portugal | Interior Designby Marie-Anne Oudejans | Photography by Louie Thain}

{Interior Design by Jeffrey Bilhuber | Photography by Trel Brock}

{Interior Design by Matthew Carter | Photography by Katie Charlotte}

{Interior Design by Robert Couturier | Photography by Bjorn Wallander}

{Interior Design by Wendy Labrum | Photography by Werner Straube}

{Interior Design by Jacqueline Schnabel | Photography by Isabel Parra}

{Interior Design by Jacqueline Schnabel | Photography by Isabel Parra}

{Interior Design by Jeffrey Bilhuber | Photography by William Abranowicz}

{Interior Design by Robert Couturier | Photography by Bjorn Wallander}

{Photography Courtesy of Vendome Press}


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  1. To say “thank you” is hardly adequate, since you have given me hope. I am so tired of a strictly modern palette and the desiGns you feature show the world that elegance does come in many forms! The warmth and beautt you share certainly is appreciated!