Discreet and welcoming, he gets along with almost all colors and no one understands autumn-like him. We love the color brown and whoever calls it sad and boring is wrong from beginning to end! Here are the tests.
1. PLAY THE CONTRAST
Here’s a good example of how black goes well with brown when contrasted with it. Take a look at the table in this dining room: its light wood top counteracts its dark legs. The same happens with the chairs, their light structure lightens the black leather seat. Pay attention to detail! Pastel cushions and a trio of well-matched lamps soften the room even more. One more trick? Use white on the walls to give it more light.
2. MIX & MATCH
When decorating you not only have to take into account the color combination, but also the textures and finishes. In this kitchen designed by Asun Antó, two shades of brown have been played, one darker and the other lighter, but if you look at the materials they are different —wood and lacquered — and one of them is matt and the other glossy. The icing on the cake is the suspended copper lamps, fabulous! The result is extremely enriching, like the rest of the cozy apartment.
3. WELL PROPORTIONED NEUTRALS
You already know that white is neutral by nature. And what happens when you add another neutral, like black or brown, as in this case? That gives glamor to the room. And if you do not look at this room and its successful mix of white, beige, and chocolate so well balanced. The light of the first and the connection with the nature of the earth tones are the keys. Isn’t that a perfect combination?
4. BEIGE AND GRAY, A TIMELESS TOUCH
Besides green, are there other colors that go well with brown? Yes, for example, gray: another neutral. Soft gray painted china cabinets are perfectly complemented by beige wood and fiber chairs. A touch of orange on the tablecloth is enough to energize the area.
5. BROWN AND YELLOW HOW WELL THEY COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER!
Is your dining room monochromatic? Does it abound only neutral tones? So you need a wake-up call (or several). See how they have solved it here: suspended curtains and lamps in a chocolate brown take the room out of its comfort zone. A few yellow mimosas on the table put an end to the monotony. And on the wall, a painting with intense greens and blues update the environment.
6. DARK BROWN WITH PASTEL SHADES
Here you have just the opposite example to the previous image, we have opted for a dark brown headboard with integrated bedside tables while in the bedding and on the bench, at the foot, we have opted for lighter colors: green, beige, and pastel roses that make it sweet. Don’t miss the wallpaper behind the headboard! It has been chosen in a soft brown tone, to match the curtains, and in a discreet pattern, which stops short the forceful presence of the bed furniture.
7. WITH RED WHAT A RUSH!
If you add more percentage of red to green, it will result in that saffron brown tone that will lift the spirits of any room. Here, it has been chosen to decorate the hall with this color creating a false sensation of a baseboard topped by moldings. To lighten it, the upper part has been painted in a light beige, to match the wooden console. Bet on copper, mahogany, and cinnamon objects in your decoration.
8. DO BROWN AND BLACK MATCH? YES, IN THE RIGHT SHADES
Another way to decorate the hall radically opposite to the previous image: leave the walls in white and place a low dark brown sideboard, like this one in walnut. Subtract seriousness from it with an informal decoration: some demijohns in a smoky tone, a picture leaning against the wall that harmonizes… Important: the darker the brown color, the more difficult it will be to combine with black. Lean better for camels. If you are going to mix both, do it with moderation, as here where the black in the frame or in the structure of the furniture is almost imperceptible.
9. TOASTED MIX AND SUCCESS!
If you are looking for the meaning of the color brown, you may find negative connotations because it symbolizes the outdated, the withered, the old age… So why is it so successful in fashion and decoration? For its multiple shades. Don’t you just love seeing the countryside in those ocher and brown tones in autumn? There you have the answer. Mix different shades of brown in your home and you will see what a success! In this room, different toasts have been combined and revitalized with touches of orange and purple.
10. ADD SHADES OF PINK FOR STYLE
Do you think dark brown is sad and boring? Nothing of that! Liven up it with golden and coral tones and opt for textured fabrics, such as velvet. In this room that breathes calm, the interior has a very chic touch. Do you want to know the rest of the apartment?