I am probably one of the most colour-loving people you’ll meet. As I type today I am wearing a bright blue summer dress with yellow and pink flowers and sipping from an orange Pantone mug! But recently I am being drawn to those earthy tones. Natural cane, terracotta hues and, dare I say it, even brown. The colour associated most with the 1970s, definitely my favourite era for music, but not necessarily for interior design!
Let’s start with a mood. I love this picture, light and dark, the shadows adding to the sense of peace.
You can bring in those brown tones is easily, this space uses brass, warm wood and natural tiles.
Art can be a great way to introduce colour, and help with those complementary tones. The earthy brown here rests against ochre, black and pale pink.
Gorgeous velvet brown sofa, paired with grey, black and white. Plus wood panelling is always a favourite of mine!
The warmth this copper pendent gives helps what could be a cold place, feel warm.
Brown can of course be an excellent accent. These very dark walls are brought to life with a golden canvas, well-worn leather and wooden window frames.
The brown leather sofa here sits alongside cacti, abstract art and a large amount of wicker!
Luxurious brown bedding with accents of steel. The oil painting classes-up the ramshackle space.
All that’s missing in this lovely kitchen would be some irregular-shaped wooden utensils. That perfectly toned wood brings a homely touch to the cool marble surfaces.
Boho bliss – the full spectrum of browns – woven, weaved and stitched.
This colour sits quite comfortably between brown and pink. I like the walls with the bare floor boards.
With a distinctly tropical vibe, this bedroom uses texture expertly creating depth and a feel of luxury.
These brown vases contribute an array of different brown hues. Filling them like this, with sculptural pieces of nature, works well.
This room mixes brown and blue, I love the window frame and that leather chair.
What a wonderful collection of shapes. The brown leather sofa is perfectly proportioned to sit cross legged and sketch or read a magazine, something minimal and impossibly cool!
The dappled light in this room adds wonderful drama.
This space brings together that freshness and warmth from another blue and brown coupling. Cool cactus too.
And there you have it, converted to brown yet? I am definitely warming to it.