In a natural response to changing seasons, we welcome darker colors in autumn and winter and opt for lighter colors in spring and summer. Not that fall is here, browner hues seem especially appealing. Earth tones are surging in popularity again, but I find it interesting when we say colors are “out” or “in”, especially ones that are dominant in nature like blues, greens, and browns.
As we all know, in interior design preferential palettes change from year to year. We’re definitely in a warm tones phase and have moved far away from the grays that were so popular ten years ago. If you’re using mid to dark wood tones in your furniture or accent choices, you’re already decorating with brown, one of nature’s most common colors. Below are a few inspiring examples of how to be more purposeful with brown tones.
Cabinetry, wall paneling, ceiling and door trim, and walls are all surfaces where an application of chocolate or latte add warmth and sophistication.
In this article, experts suggest their favorite rich and versatile brown paint colors.
Vintage botanical wallpaper motifs or elegant grasscloth are alternative ways to warm walls with traditional style.
Florals in earth tones, classic plaids and tartans, or rich velvets feel luxurious and cozy in living spaces.
Have you used earth tone patterns or textiles in your home this season, or do you stick with simple wood to add brown to your home?