In contemporary kitchens and throughout the home, neutral color palettes reign supreme. Soothing and suitable for both small spaces and seamless open concept floor plans, shades of white and gray are trendy and offer a clean backdrop for furniture and decor.
But what about brown? Earthy and elegant, brown adds warmth and depth to white and gray. Without it, we wouldn’t have Perfect Greige, Agreeable Gray or Accessible Beige — three of the top paint colors recommended by interior designers in our favorite home magazines and on our favorite home improvement shows.
While these colors blend white, gray and brown beautifully, true brown is also a stunning interior color in its own right. If you’re still not convinced, here are five more reasons why brown should be your go-to neutral when decorating or remodeling your home.
A Blank Canvas: Like any neutral, brown can serve as a blank canvas. In other words, it sets the foundation for colors and patterns that can be changed with trends and seasons. In particular, shades of brown serve as a compliment to soft pastels and various vibrant hues, and allow these colors to truly pop — whether it’s on point pale pink throw pillows or navy blue bedding.
Back To Nature: Brown layers beautifully with popular natural fiber accents, such as sisal area rugs, linen window treatments, and woven seagrass baskets. It also pairs well with other organic elements, such as potted houseplants, stone countertops, and hardwood flooring.
Very Versatile: In terms of paint, brown hues runs the gamut from light to dark. Brown is comfortable and cozy on it’s own, but it can also be used as an undertone to add warmth in paint colors that would be otherwise be too cool or sterile for an inviting home.
Traditional Yet Trendy: All wood cabinetry is a classic, from solid birch raised panel cabinets in a rich nutmeg or espresso finish to contemporary kitchens that feature clean-lined shaker cabinets in dark brown. Pair all wood cabinetry with brown backsplash tile and oiled rubbed bronze hardware for a modern, monochromatic look.
Always In Fashion: Brown is one of those classic colors that will never go out of style, so you can feel confident in your decision, whether it’s timeless Middlebury Brown on the walls of your home office, saddle brown leather sofas in the TV room, or all wood cabinetry in the kitchen and bath.
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