Ayesha and Stephen Curry have decorated their living room in 2023's most on-trend (but publicly shunned) color
The actress and basketball pro make a case for decorating with beige – creating an effortlessly 'minimal and contemporary' home admired by color experts
We can all learn a lot from Stephen and Ayesha Curry, the most talked-about couple in California's Bay Area. The Golden State Warriors star Stephen and his actress wife Ayesha are icons on the basketball court and on screen – so if anyone can convince us to rethink conventions, it's them. And they've just done precisely that – with beige.
Admittedly, we are sometimes quick to judge beige – the seemingly safe hue that rarely enjoys as much buzz as its more vibrant counterparts. However, the way we're decorating with beige is changing.
This versatile tone is, at last, receiving recognition from designers (it's been slated as the color replacing gray in 2023) and celebrities alike – and, of course, Stephen and Ayesha are right out in front of this color trend, taking this traditionally homey color and making it glamorous.
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In a post, Ayesha, best known for About Last Night and Ayesha's Home Kitchen, shared a look into their luxe, beige-colored space – which includes painted ceiling that ensures the room is a striking celebration of the color in question.
Gray is of the best accent colors for beige, so it's no surprise to see a large gray sofa and rug (much like the one we've found below) included in the scheme – creating a color pairing that hasn't gone unnoticed by Helen Shaw, a color expert and director of marketing at Benjamin Moore.
Abstract Light Gray Rug – $157.99 on Wayfair
Made from durable synthetic fibers, this rug is designed to look good for longer. Its gray coloring works beautifully against beige paint (like Ayesha and Stephen's) but it is versatile enough to work in almost every style of space.
Helen Shaw is part of Benjamin Moore's UK division. Color expert and international marketing director, Helen and her husband Craig are founders of Shaw Paints, acquired by Benjamin Moore in 2020.
Helen recommends combining similar neutral-color families together – just as Ayesha and Stephen have done through their gray and beige pairing. However, if we're looking to emphasize the color further, Helen suggests adding reds and oranges to the mix.
'Neutrals are perfect for calming down busy and bold schemes while also perfect for enhancing minimal and contemporary looks. When looking to pair neutrals, look to group color families together, combining beige tones with reds and oranges,' she says.
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'These colors are an essential color family for any interior renovation and range from cool grays to warm beiges and plaster pinks. Over the last few seasons, we have seen a progression toward the warmer shades as these feel comforting and uplifting.'
Of course, any beige is fit for purpose, but we can't help but love this soothing tone from Backdrop, below.
We've color-matched the all-important neutral paint to Ryokan Guesthouse Neutral Beige by Backdrop. This tranquil, mid-tone classic tan beige has got the seal of approval from the Bay's favorite couple – so what more could we need?
For yet more Ayesha-inspired goodness in your home, you can also pick up a copy of her cookbook.
Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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