Colour Focus: Brown

How to use this earthy and rich hue to make your home look and feel warm and cosy

Updated on February 25, 2019 8:02 am

Jemma Chiu

Colour Focus: Brown

They say brown is the new grey. If you want to encourage your family or friends to relax and chill a little, brown is the colour you need in your home. This robust colour represents nature as well as natural materials like wood, which makes a room feel warm and inviting. It is a down-to-earth colour that signifies stability, protection, comfort, and support.

If you want to embrace the earthy richness of brown in your home yet don’t have an inkling on how to use it, there are different ways how you can incorporate it in your interiors. We’ve whipped up a list for you so sit back, relax, and feel the warmth of brown:

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1. Mix things up by using a rich chocolate brown to create a sophisticated backdrop for neutral accessories in your bathroom. By using the colour as a contrast to light colour, you are going to make brown a more elegant and warm hue.

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2. Brown is a serious and mature colour that will fit nicely in your home office. Swap the standard white wall colour for an earthy, warm brown. It’s a timeless and trendy colour that could enhance your productivity at home.

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3. Suffering from an all-white fatigue? Why not paint your bedroom walls with a brown hue for a warmer, more cosy sanctuary? Brown is also a suitable colour for a male bedroom’s feature wall.

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4. To create a lighter and airy feel in your living room, you can pair brown with pale or muted colours.

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5. Because brown is such a relaxing colour, you can use this to tame high-traffic areas such as kitchens and living rooms. This kitchen used different shades of wood that added dimension and a contemporary flair to the space.

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6. Brown stools in the kitchen can complement any colour and interior design theme that you have. They also add sophistication and warmth to any open living plan.

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7. Soft browns such as beige, flax, and linen add warmth to any space. If you are afraid that this colour might bore you, you can add a splash of livelier hue like this lilac couch.


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