Okay, I know what you’re thinking. I mean, is brown really considered a “splash of color”?
Maybe not. But I wanted to do it anyway because chocolate brown is my absolutely favorite color to use in our home, and I wanted to see what I could find.
What I realized is that what makes brown so wonderful is that it can be a splash of color itself (in an otherwise light-toned room) or serve as the perfect backdrop to make other colors stand out in a more dramatic way.
I’m not the only one who feels this way. Jonathan Adler shares 15 Fabulous Design Tips on MetHome, and 2 of them revolve around browns:
“Chocolate brown and baby blue are perfect together. They’re uptown, they’re downtown, they’re classic and fashion forward.”
“Let go of coordinating colors. Colors can’t clash. However, when in doubt - brown is your foundation. Brown with red is innately chic.”
I love how airy and light this room feels. Not necessarily words you’d associate with brown, but I think they pulled it off!
It’s also a cozy and warm color, and I love how this room blends a more traditional leather couch with so many modern touches.
Okay, a lot of this room is brown, but what really caught my attention was the brown zebra print stool/seat. You already know I like things that are subtly funky, and that pretty much defines it for me!
I love how this gorgeous brown vase highlights the colors in the roses.
And this wreath is so very elegant and inviting!
Our home is very modern/minimalist, with lots of white throughout. However, I love our chocolate brown floor, and we love to accessorize with chocolate brown pillows, vases and accessories.
What about you? Do you use chocolate brown in your home?