Brown. Poor brown. I feel it gets a bad rap. It was only a couple of years ago when brown and turquoise were all the rage, yet how quickly did that color combination get old? The common philosophy is that black is more striking than brown when it comes to design. I must admit that I tend to agree. However, when the shade of brown is bold it can make a statement all on its own.
From a rich cocoa to a light luggage color, brown can be versatile in classic and contemporary decor. When it comes to brown, I believe that texture is key. When it is a velvet brown on an arm chair, or a high-gloss brown on a wall, it can make a big and bold impact.
Here are some pretty brown beauties that are always in season.
A pop of lime green in this deep cocoa living room. Photo source: Veranda
An interior shot in the Manhattan duplex of Nate Berkus. He chose softer and more contemporary tones of brown. Photo source: AD
A smooth and chic shade of brown is used on this home. I love how the color really makes the cream trim stand out. Photo source: Houzz
Many shades of chocolate brown make for a striking contrast and continuous color that ties the living and dining room together. Photo source: AD
Alexa Hampton throws in a beautiful brown fur in this sophisticated and perfectly appointed bedroom. Photo source: Veranda
Kelly Wearstler chose brown canopy lines with white for this incredible LA bedroom . Photo source: House and Garden
A smart guest bathroom that uses shades of brown and black. Photo source: Elle Decor
A brown carpet and distressed leather sofa add a great backdrop for the leopard and light wooden table to shine. Photo source: Elle Decor
A timeless and classic living area with marvelously molded brown walls. Photo source: AD
Brown is a perfect color for this rustic and eclectic room with a magnificent gallery wall. Photo source: Elle Decor