Loggia & Shiitake: two beige paint colours with a little MORE meat on their bones
With beige hopping back on the trend wagon, you can expect to see more of it in your Pinterest and Instagram feeds. But many of us are still AFRAID of beige; slightly scarred from the builder’s beiges of the late 90s and the TUSCAN beiges of the early 2000s.
But beige has come a LONG way, which is why today we’re looking at…
To show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality photos I need or the RIGHT photos, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!
What type of paint colours are Loggia & Shiitake?
Shiitake and Loggia are both tan paint colours or BEIGES (if you refer to beige and tan as the same thing). Being tan paint colours, Loggia and Shiitake are WARM, but they’re not traditionally warm like the beiges from the early 2000s.
This means they’re often not warm/orange enough for many of the beige tiles we see in homes from the early 2000s, or even some of TODAY’s popular finishes, which require a more golden approach to beige/tan. BUT, this doesn’t mean they won’t work for you and the particular finishes in YOUR home!
If you have south-facing light (or afternoon western sunshine), expect both Loggia & Shiitake to lean INTO their warmth; even grabbing a touch more yellow. However, if you have north-facing light or a flatter east-facing light, Loggia and Shiitake can be a great way to add a passive warmth to your room (just make sure the room is WELL-LIT; otherwise they will look a bit flat and drab).
What are the LRVs of Loggia & Shiitake?
Their LRVs are really what makes Loggia & Shiitake different from each other – as they’re both VERY SIMILAR in every other way.
Loggia has an LRV of 48; Shiitake has an LRV of 51. This means they’re both LIGHT-MEDIUM depth paint colours, but Loggia is about 25% darker. Being warm neutrals in the light-medium range, they can look a bit flat or drab in a room that doesn’t have enough natural or artificial lighting. However, these lower LRVs also help Loggia and Shiitake not WASH OUT in well-lit rooms!
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Loggia & Shiitake?
Loggia and Shiitake aren’t SUPER committed to their undertones. However, unlike traditional beige paint colours, they DON’T lean into an orange undertone (one reason why they don’t suit many of the popular beige tiles which DO). Both Loggia and Shiitake cater to a very (very) subtle yellow undertone – even this is an OVERstatement.
One of the BEST ways to explore these two colours is to compare them directly to Sherwin William’s Balanced Beige. Placing these three colours together, it’s easier to see how Balanced Beige almost seems a wink TAUPE compared to the TINY bit more yellow/tan in Loggia and Shittake.
Could they pick up a wink of green? Yes, but usually only if you partner them with finishes that lean into orange-pink undertones (like many beige tiles AND carpets). Generally speaking, they don’t lean into green.
What’s the best way to sample any paint colour?
Undoubtedly, you’ll be heading out in the near future to grab paint samples – stop right there! I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. Samplize offers peel and stick paint samples that are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots. Here are just a FEW reasons why I recommend Samplize to my clients…
- samples arrive ON YOUR DOORSTEP in 1 DAY, depending on location
- they’re more affordable than the samples pots/rollers/foam boards that are needed for traditional paint sampling
- if you keep the samples on their white paper, you can move them around the room
Visit the SAMPLIZE website HERE
What’s the best white trim or cabinet colour if my walls are Shiitake or Loggia?
- Sherwin Williams Pure White (fave)
- Sherwin Williams Alabaster (I prefer it with Loggia over Shiitake)
- Benjamin Moore White Dove (LOVE!)
Are Loggia & Shiitake popular exterior paint colours?
While I wouldn’t say they’re POPULAR, Loggia & Shiitake are good options to explore, as long as they suit any roofing, stone and brickwork. They often look a bit WARMER and LIGHTER than expected on exteriors.
Look at how Loggia changes like a chameleon between a sunny day and a cloud one…CRAZY!
Thank you to my E-Design clients who send their after photos in – they’re SO appreciated!
Are Loggia & Shiitake good paint colours for kitchen cabinets?
I think both of these colours could be LOVELY on cabinets. I also like that their added depth leaves more flexibility for coordinating wall paint colours, whereas off-white/light depth warm neutrals don’t leave a lot of room to move.
When choosing a cabinet colour, it must connect with the BACKSPLASH first – the countertop is the secondary consideration.
What paint colours are similar to Loggia & Shiitake?
Every paint colour has its own personality and nuances – there will be NO perfect match. You can fully expect to see shifts in undertones, temperature, and depths, but you could check out…
Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige
And if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (ie. getting Benjamin Moore to make a Sherwin Williams paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.
What paint colours look good with warm neutrals like Loggia & Shiitake?
- warm neutrals with similar undertone profiles
- grays with blue-green undertones that are a similar depth or DARKER (they don’t like colours that are cooler AND lighter than them)
Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?
Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!