Tone on tone beige is a current decorating trend, one my Gen X daughter dubbed “sad beige” after seeing an Instagram influencer posts referencing the trend.
Coincidently, I unearthed some coffee themed prints from my stash to make a mid-winter pick me up table runner. And then decided to keep making table toppers/runners until I used them up!
Coffee is definitely on the brown side of the color equation, which leades to mocha, latte, cream, and – YUP, we have now entered tone on tone beige territory. I had to chuckle when I realized my years old stash fabric and I had arrived at a fashion trend convergence.
But “sad beige”? No, I don’t think so. Beiges are so easy to pop with red, metallics, black and ooh…glowing green. (Why did I buy only 1/2 yd of that incredible pale Olivine Dimples blender?)
I am calling these the “Not So Sad Beige” Table Topper series! Browns, beige, and yes, even greige, popped and made lively. I need that red and yes, olivine, in the dead of winter!
7 runner/toppers s to quilt and bind, oh my! I am keeping two and using the remainder for gifts. So if you have a gifting occasion coming up, and you know me in person, you just might find one of these on your doorstep in 2023.
No patterns were used. I just made a pile of HSTs and started throwing them up on my design wall. All my coffee themed fabrics are now used up along with a couple others! Stash busting fun and I got a lot of FMQ practice done before tackling quilting the Secret Garden quilt.
Have fun and find some bright colors to brighten your beige and your space!