Brown is the color of the earth and the wood we harvest from it that represents a traditional quality when it comes to interior design. We are proud to present these brown interior design ideas that honor the traditional spirit and at the same time show you that the traditional brown always has a place in our homes no matter how our world changes.
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Brown Interior Color Examples
1. Brown Primary Bedrooms
The different tones of brown have varied effects when combined with other colors. Brown can make other colors stand out, making them look richer and brighter. It can also shine a spotlight on the objects around it and even play up a room’s architectural details. Naturally, brown injects warmth and a cozy look to a room. It also makes people feel safe, comfortable and grounded. It’s the color of choice for those who want to feel relaxed and create a bit of intimacy to their space. It’s also woodsy, rustic and can even be dramatic.
Brown primary bedroom featuring its own living space along with stylish ceiling design. The room also offers carpet flooring.
This primary bedroom features hardwood flooring and a brown ceiling. It has a cozy bed and a fireplace, along with a stylish rug.
A rustic primary bedroom featuring a large bed set on an area rug covering the hardwood flooring. There’s an office desk along with a fireplace.
A primary bedroom with a doorway leading to the outdoor area. This room also has a tall ceiling with exposed beams.
Large brown primary bedroom featuring a stylish wall and wooden ceiling matching the hardwood flooring.
This living room offers two beds and a brown wall along with hardwood flooring.
A primary bedroom featuring brown wooden walls matching the hardwood flooring topped by a rug. The room offers a study desk and a comfy bed.
Spacious primary bedroom featuring a large cozy bed and a modish built-in study desk at the side.
2. Brown Dining Rooms
Besides the natural browns of wood, you will find many brown dining room design ideas related to metals, natural fibers, and stonework. If you start to think about all of the kinds of materials that you can use in your design, you’ll notice that many of them naturally come in brown. Hemp, bamboo, leather, and terracotta are great examples. Collect and piece together brown dining room design ideas so that you can create a unique combination. Think about natural elements as well as artificial materials. We’ve discussed many organic materials here. You could pair them with textiles that have rich, chocolate brown prints, or wallpaper made with brown design.
Large Mediterranean dining room featuring a brown dining table and chairs set on top of a brown area rug covering the hardwood flooring.
A dining area featuring brown shelving and cabinetry matching the hardwood flooring. It offers a glass top dining table paired with white chairs.
A dining area featuring a stylish dining table and chairs set surrounded by brown wooden walls and ceiling with exposed beams.
A simplistic dining area featuring a wooden dining table with white chairs along with a bench seating on the side.
A brown dining area featuring a wooden rectangular dining table set under the wooden vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.
A round dining table set with wooden chairs surrounded by brown walls and ceiling. The area also offers a fireplace.
There is an elegant golden-domed semi-flush lighting hanging over the heavy rectangular wooden dining table. This is paired with four brown leather upholstered Parsons chairs that pop out against the white area rug that marks the dining area over the hardwood flooring.
This formal dining room has chocolate brown walls with white wooden finishing on the lower half that blends with the white frames of the tall window. This brilliant window illuminates the dark brown wooden dining table and matching dining chairs that have black leather cushions.
The rustic wooden chairs surrounding the equally rustic wooden table have a burnt-like wooden quality to it that is unique. This perfectly matches the log cabin style walls and wooden ceiling that has exposed log beams supporting a peculiar pendant light with brass fish figures on it.
3. Brown Primary Bathrooms
Brown is one of the most popular colors used in bathrooms. We did a study and found that out of 948,706 bathrooms, 39.67% of those had a brown color scheme. That is about double the amount of white and gray which come in second and third place. Brown is such a popular color because it is so versatile and combines well with many other colors and designs.
Brown primary bathroom featuring a single sink lighted by a pair of wall lighting and a walk-in shower room.
Brown primary bathroom featuring wooden walls and ceiling. It has a long sink counter with two sinks lighted by wall lighting.
This primary bathroom features brown tiles walls along with an open shower and a vessel sink.
Large primary bathroom featuring a drop-in tub and a walk-in shower room surrounded by brown walls and stylish tiles flooring.
A brown kitchen with a drop-in tub and a walk-in shower room. The tub is situated near the glass windows overlooking the beautiful surroundings.
Small primary bathroom featuring brown checker tiles flooring and brown tiles walls. It offers a stylish walk-in shower room as well.
Small primary bathroom featuring a modish sink counter and a corner tub surrounded by brown tiles walls and floors.
A primary bathroom with two sinks and a drop-in tub situated near the French window overlooking the stunning surroundings.
A brown primary bathroom featuring classy walls and an elegant ottoman placed on the center. There are two sinks, a powder area and a walk-in shower room.
Large brown primary bathroom featuring a drop-in tub with a wooden platform along with a sink with a wooden counter.
4. Brown Kitchens
Despite its common use, making brown look good in your kitchen design can be a bit tough because “brown” constitutes a wide variety of colors and saturations, many of which are easier to implement than others. When people mention brown as a kitchen idea, they’re not just talking about the woody colors. Lighter browns toe the line with beige, whereas darker browns can be reminiscent of wood. In general, it’s cabinets and floors that will be brown by default, being made of wood.
Brown kitchen featuring black granite countertops on kitchen counters. It has a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.
A kitchen featuring brown cabinetry, brown kitchen counters and a brown center island with a rustic set of seats on the breakfast bar.
This kitchen boasts brown cabinetry, kitchen counters and center island along with brown tiles flooring.
This kitchen boasts a lovely breakfast bar counter with classy bar stools. The kitchen also features brown cabinetry and kitchen counters.
A brown kitchen featuring black marble countertops on both kitchen counters and breakfast bar.
Spacious kitchen featuring space for a breakfast bar lighted by three pendant lights. The kitchen also features brown cabinetry and kitchen counters.
A large kitchen featuring brown cabinetry, brown kitchen counters and a brown center island.
Spacious kitchen featuring a center island with a granite countertop. The brown kitchen counters also have granite countertops.
The smooth hardwood flooring contrasts the textured log cabin wooden ceiling with exposed log beams. These log beams support rows of modern spotlights and a trio of pendant lights that shine warm yellow light over the wooden kitchen island that matches with the peninsula.
5. Brown Living Rooms
Before you are quick to pass on the color brown, think about what it represents. The color brown represents wholesomeness, stability, durability, honesty, and simplicity; what better words to describe a living room that makes one feel welcome and comfortable? Many people think that the color brown comes in a few shades of light and dark. If you’re having a hard time visualizing brown as your dominant design color, maybe you haven’t discovered the right shade of brown. There are cool and warm shades of brown, and within each tone, there are light, medium, and dark shades. If you have wood flooring, wood built-ins, or exposed wooden beams in your ceiling, it’s best to pick a shade of brown that pairs with the wood tone.
Large brown living room featuring two large area rugs, comfy seats and a fireplace. The room is lighted by a glamorous chandelier.
Large brown living room featuring multiple classy seats, a black piano in the corner and a fireplace. The area is lighted by two glamorous chandeliers.
A spacious living area featuring brown couches and multiple brown built-in bookshelves filled with books. The area’s flooring is covered by brown carpet.
Large living room featuring a large stone fireplace and a shiny hardwood flooring topped by a large area rug.
This living space features a gray sofa set on the hardwood flooring. The ceiling of the home is made of woods with exposed beams.
Large living space featuring hardwood flooring and a wooden ceiling. The room offers cozy seats and a fireplace with a TV on top of it.
A large great room featuring a living space with a gray sofa set on top of an area rug. The ceiling of the home is very stylish and is made of wood.
Large living room area featuring brown leather seats and a brown rug covering the hardwood flooring. The home also features a tall ceiling with exposed beams.
A living room featuring brown walls and a large fireplace along with a large widescreen TV on top of it.
6. Brown Foyers
This wooden foyer has hardwood flooring that blends with the mudroom that dominates the wall by the wooden door. This mudroom has built-in shelves, shoe rack and hooks for coats and hats. The ceiling is painted white that contrasts the exposed wooden beams.
This log cabin foyer has walls made of stacked logs that complements the worn hardwood flooring. There is a nice corner with a wooden round table and a cushioned gray chair. On one wall is a console table decors and picture frames on it.
The brown wooden double doors has an elegant design of frosted glass panels framed with dark wood. This main door is flanked by two ornate wooden standing candle holders that blend in with the dark wood finish of the walls. The middle of the marble flooring is a patterned artwork of checkered brown tiles.
This is a wide and airy grand foyer that has a high ceiling and brown walls dominated by an abundance of tall windows that bring in natural light over the marble flooring. There is a mudroom by the wooden stairs that has shelves covered with frosted glass.
This grand foyer exudes luxury and elegance with its sleek black and white marble flooring paired with a set of brown leather cushioned armchairs and a fireplace on the brown wooden wall that has a wall-mounted mirror at the top for a degree of warmth.
The wooden main door of this foyer is surrounded by a white finishing that stands out against the brown walls and hardwood flooring. This flooring is topped with a floral patterned area rug that is brightened up by the natural light coming in from the frosted glass fixed into the main door and its sidelights.
This is a simple foyer that has a large wooden structure dominating two adjacent walls. It has built-in cabinets in three tiers all the way to the white ceiling. It also has open shelves that are used to display porcelain plates. In the middle of the hardwood flooring is a circular table with lion-head designs on its legs.
The earthy brown walls of this wide foyer is a nice background for the intricate details of the mosaic floor with an emblem in the middle and the white tray ceiling that is framed with intricate elegant details.
The brown wooden main door has a small arched transom window above it that illuminates the brown wooden ceiling that has exposed wooden beams. This is perfectly paired with the brown wooden flooring and the console table on the wall that has built-in drawers.
This is an elegant brown foyer dominated by the dark wooden finishings of the walls that complement the wooden flooring that is topped with a dark patterned area rug. There is an elegant small crystal chandelier hanging from the light brown ceiling.