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Brown living room with pitched ceiling, wooden beams, white trims, a fireplace, and a grand piano.

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A spacious living space with a modern single couch and a small coffee table set on the side. The room also has a fireplace.

A spacious living space with a modern single couch and a small coffee table set on the side. The room also has a fireplace.

Large family living room with hardwood flooring and a wooden ceiling. It offers a stylish blue sofa set, a fireplace and a TV set in front. along with built-in shelving on the side.

Large family living room with hardwood flooring and a wooden ceiling. It offers a stylish blue sofa set, a fireplace and a TV set in front. along with built-in shelving on the side.

Large brown formal living room with a comfortable sofa set and a classy glass top center table on top of a stylish rug. There's a fireplace and a large widescreen TV set in front.

Large brown formal living room with a comfortable sofa set and a classy glass top center table on top of a stylish rug. There are a fireplace and a large widescreen TV set in front.

Large formal living room boasting a nice pair of couches set near the fireplace. There is also has a piano in the corner. The room is lighted by a glamorous chandelier.

Large formal living room boasting a nice pair of couches set near the fireplace. There is also has a piano in the corner. The room is lighted by a glamorous chandelier.

Large formal living room with brown wooden walls and hardwood floors. The are two sofa sets, the other one has an elegant center table and a piano on the side while the other one is set in front of the fireplace. The room is lighted by two glamorous chandeliers.

Large formal living room with brown wooden walls and hardwood floors. There are two sofa sets, the other one has an elegant center table and a piano on the side while the other one is set in front of the fireplace. The room is lighted by two glamorous chandeliers.

Large formal living room boasting a stunning tray ceiling and brown walls, along with hardwood flooring topped by a large stylish area rug. The room offers a set of lovely seats, along with a classy fireplace. The area is lighted by a chandelier and recessed ceiling lights.

Large formal living room boasting a stunning tray ceiling and brown walls, along with hardwood flooring topped by a large stylish area rug. The room offers a set of lovely seats, along with a classy fireplace. The area is lighted by a chandelier and recessed ceiling lights.

Large formal living room boasting a tall vaulted ceiling with exposed beams along with hardwood flooring. The area offers a set of classy seats and a large stone fireplace, lighted by a glamorous chandelier.

Large formal living room boasting a tall vaulted ceiling with exposed beams along with hardwood flooring. The area offers a set of classy seats and a large stone fireplace, lighted by a glamorous chandelier.

Huge formal living room boasting a wooden ceiling and hardwood flooring. The room offers a swinging couch along with a classy set of seats. There's also a fireplace with a widescreen TV just above it.

Huge formal living room boasting a wooden ceiling and hardwood flooring. The room offers a swinging couch along with a classy set of seats. There’s also a fireplace with a widescreen TV just above it.

This living space boasts a stunning wooden ceiling matching the hardwood flooring. The area offers a modern L-shaped sofa set and a stylish center table, along with a TV in front.

This living space boasts a stunning wooden ceiling matching the hardwood flooring. The area offers a modern L-shaped sofa set and a stylish center table, along with a TV in front.

A small rustic living space with a wooden wall and a wooden fireplace, along with a large widescreen TV just above it. The area boasts a brown leather couch that looks so comfy.

A small rustic living space with a wooden wall and a wooden fireplace, along with a large widescreen TV just above it. The area boasts a brown leather couch that looks so comfy.

Large modern family living space featuring a stylis sofa set along with a pair of modern chairs. There's also a fireplace.

Large modern family living space featuring a stylish sofa set along with a pair of modern chairs. There’s also a fireplace.

A brown modern living space with a flat-screen TV on the wall, along with a large gray sofa set with an island bar at the back.

A brown modern living space with a flat-screen TV on the wall, along with a large gray sofa set with an island bar at the back.

A beautifully set formal living room under the home's two-storey ceiling. It features a classy set of seats and a gorgeous area rug, along with a large stone fireplace in front, with a large widescreen TV on top of it.

A beautifully set formal living room under the home’s two-story ceiling. It features a classy set of seats and a gorgeous area rug, along with a large stone fireplace in front, with a large widescreen TV on top of it.

Large modern living space featuring hardwood flooring and wooden walls. It has a large modern sofa set with a large flat-screen TV set in front, along with a coffee table set on the far side, lighted by gorgeous pendant lights.

Large modern living space featuring hardwood flooring and wooden walls. It has a large modern sofa set with a large flat-screen TV set in front, along with a coffee table set on the far side, lighted by gorgeous pendant lights.

A focused shot at this living room's modern gray sofa along with a stylish wooden center table set on top of a gray rug.

A focused shot at this living room’s modern gray sofa along with a stylish wooden center table set on top of a gray rug.

Huge formal living space boasting sparkling flooring along with a ceiling lighted by scattered bright recessed lights and a chandelier. The room offers a cozy sofa set with a center table.

Huge formal living space boasting sparkling flooring along with a ceiling lighted by scattered bright recessed lights and a chandelier. The room offers a cozy sofa set with a center table.

Large rustic formal living room featuring a tall wooden ceiling and gray carpet flooring. There are elegant seats along with a stylish fireplace. The area is lighted by a gorgeous chandelier.

Large rustic formal living room featuring a tall wooden ceiling and gray carpet flooring. There are elegant seats along with a stylish fireplace. The area is lighted by a gorgeous chandelier.

A brown formal living space featuring a fireplace set in between two built-in bookshelves. The room offers a comfy set of chairs. The area has a wooden coffered ceiling.

A brown formal living space featuring a fireplace set in between two built-in bookshelves. The room offers a comfy set of chairs. The area has a wooden coffered ceiling.

Large family living space featuring hardwood flooring matching the wooden walls and ceiling with exposed beams. The room features a curved black couch and a curved TV stand with built-in cabinetry and shelving. The large widescreen TV is set in front of the sofa.

Large family living space featuring hardwood flooring matching the wooden walls and ceiling with exposed beams. The room features a curved black couch and a curved TV stand with built-in cabinetry and shelving. The large widescreen TV is set in front of the sofa.

Large formal living room boasting a modern set of seats along with a glass top center table. There's a wooden built-in shelving and cabinetry on the side as well.

Large formal living room boasting a modern set of seats along with a glass top center table. There’s wooden built-in shelving and cabinetry on the side as well.

Large modern family living space featuring a stunning theater-style sofa set in front of a large widescreen TV on the wooden wall.

Large modern family living space featuring a stunning theater-style sofa set in front of a large widescreen TV on the wooden wall.

Modern family living space featuring a stylish gray sofa set with a pair of brown chairs and a couple of espresso-finished center tables. There's a flat-screen TV on the wall. The area is lighted by a charming ceiling light.

Modern family living space featuring a stylish gray sofa set with a pair of brown chairs and a couple of espresso-finished center tables. There’s a flat-screen TV on the wall. The area is lighted by a charming ceiling light.

This modern living space offers a modish gray sofa set along with a blue accent chair with a footrest. There's a widescreen TV on the wooden wall as well.

This modern living space offers a modish gray sofa set along with a blue accent chair with a footrest. There’s a widescreen TV on the wooden wall as well.

A formal living room with a modern sofa set along with a pair of beautiful chairs and a glass top center table, lighted by a glamorous chandelier.

A formal living room with a modern sofa set along with a pair of beautiful chairs and a glass top center table, lighted by a glamorous chandelier.

A large living space featuring a lovely ceiling and windows, along with a classy set of seats. The flooring looks absolutely charming as well.

A large living space featuring a lovely ceiling and windows, along with a classy set of seats. The flooring looks absolutely charming as well.

A huge formal living room boasting a large modern sofa set and a large bookshelf set under the home's tall wooden vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.

A huge formal living room boasting a large modern sofa set and a large bookshelf set under the home’s tall wooden vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.

This living room offers a wooden ceiling with beams along with tiles flooring. The room also offers comfy and stylish seats along with multiple indoor plants.

This living room offers a wooden ceiling with beams along with tiles flooring. The room also offers comfy and stylish seats along with multiple indoor plants.

Huge living space with an elegantly decorated flooring and a sofa set with rattan frames and soft cushion seats and backrests.

Huge living space with an elegantly decorated flooring and a sofa set with rattan frames and soft cushion seats and backrests.

This living room boasts a modish gray sofa set and a large brown ottoman set on a stylish area rug covering the polished hardwood flooring.

This living room boasts a modish gray sofa set and a large brown ottoman set on a stylish area rug covering the polished hardwood flooring.

Large living room with elegant brown walls and carpet flooring. The room boasts brown leather couches and a gorgeous centerpiece table set on the room's stylish area rug. There's a fireplace on the side of the room as well.

Large living room with elegant brown walls and carpet flooring. The room boasts brown leather couches and a gorgeous centerpiece table set on the room’s stylish area rug. There’s a fireplace on the side of the room as well.

Large formal living room featuring a brown cozy sofa set and a stylish area rug, along with a large modern fireplace in front.

Large formal living room featuring a brown cozy sofa set and a stylish area rug, along with a large modern fireplace in front.

This living room features hardwood flooring and brown walls. It offers a classy sofa set and a widescreen TV, along with a fireplace on the side.

This living room features hardwood flooring and brown walls. It offers a classy sofa set and a widescreen TV, along with a fireplace on the side.

A rustic formal living room featuring a wooden vaulted ceiling along with gray carpet flooring. The room features a set of classy seats and a stone fireplace.

A rustic formal living room featuring a wooden vaulted ceiling along with gray carpet flooring. The room features a set of classy seats and a stone fireplace.

This formal living room featuring yellow walls and a white ceiling, along with hardwood flooring. The room offers a brown leather couch and a fireplace.

This formal living room featuring yellow walls and a white ceiling, along with hardwood flooring. The room offers a brown leather couch and a fireplace.

Spacious great room featuring hardwood flooring and white walls. It offers a living space with a white sofa set under the home's vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.

Spacious great room featuring hardwood flooring and white walls. It offers a living space with a white sofa set under the home’s vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.

A focused look at this formal living room's brown leather seats and a stylish wooden center table set on top of the beautiful area rug on top of the carpet flooring.

A focused look at this formal living room’s brown leather seats and a stylish wooden center table set on top of the beautiful area rug on top of the carpet flooring.

Large family living space boasting elegant three elegant couches and a large center table lighted by a gorgeous chandelier.

Large family living space boasting elegant three elegant couches and a large center table lighted by a gorgeous chandelier.

A family living space featuring brown walls and a large area rug covering the tiles flooring. The room boasts a widescreen TV on the beside the fireplace.

A family living space featuring brown walls and a large area rug covering the tiles flooring. The room boasts a widescreen TV on the beside the fireplace.

Spacious formal living room with a large stone fireplace and a cozy sofa set in front of it, set under the home's tall shed ceiling.

Spacious formal living room with a large stone fireplace and a cozy sofa set in front of it, set under the home’s tall shed ceiling.

Large formal living room with logs walls and ceiling, along with hardwood flooring. It features a brown leather sofa set and a stylish area rug, along with a large fireplace.

Large formal living room with logs walls and ceiling, along with hardwood flooring. It features a brown leather sofa set and a stylish area rug, along with a large fireplace.

Large family living room featuring a red sofa set and a set of large ottomans. There's a fireplace and a large TV above it.

Large family living room featuring a red sofa set and a set of large ottomans. There are a fireplace and a large TV above it.

Large family living room featuring a fireplace with a widescreen TV on top, along with a brown sofa set and a large brown leather ottoman in the middle.

Large family living room featuring a fireplace with a widescreen TV on top, along with a brown sofa set and a large brown leather ottoman in the middle.

This living room features a large fireplace with a widescreen TV just above it. The room also offers a curved brown leather sofa set.

This living room features a large fireplace with a widescreen TV just above it. The room also offers a curved brown leather sofa set.

A large contemporary living room featuring reddish hardwood flooring and a brown sofa set, along with a large modern fireplace.

A large contemporary living room featuring reddish hardwood flooring and a brown sofa set, along with a large modern fireplace.

This formal living room offers a brown sofa set and a square center table, along with a stone fireplace.

This formal living room offers a brown sofa set and a square center table, along with a stone fireplace.

A family living room boasting decorated floors and custom ceiling, along with a stunning lighting. The room offers a cozy sofa set and a widescreen TV set in front.

A family living room boasting decorated floors and custom ceiling, along with stunning lighting. The room offers a cozy sofa set and a widescreen TV set in front.

Large family living room with hardwood floors, brown walls and a vaulted ceiling. The room offers a brown sofa set and a fireplace with a TV set on top of it.

Large family living room with hardwood floors, brown walls, and a vaulted ceiling. The room offers a brown sofa set and a fireplace with a TV set on top of it.

Large family living room boasting elegant leather seats along with a classy centerpiece table set on top of the gorgeous area rug covering the hardwood flooring. There's a fireplace and a flat-screen TV as well.

Large family living room boasting elegant leather seats along with a classy centerpiece table set on top of the gorgeous area rug covering the hardwood flooring. There’s a fireplace and a flat-screen TV as well.

This living room features a brown leather sofa set along with a large fireplace with a flat-screen TV on top, surrounded by brown walls.

This living room features a brown leather sofa set along with a large fireplace with a flat-screen TV on top, surrounded by brown walls.

Large rustic great room with a tall wooden ceiling with logs beams. It also has logs walls and has hardwood floors. The area offers a living space with a fireplace and a square dining table set, along with a kitchen on the far side.

Large rustic great room with a tall wooden ceiling with logs beams. It also has logs walls and has hardwood floors. The area offers a living space with a fireplace and a square dining table set, along with a kitchen on the far side.

The color brown may not be the first color that comes to mind as you design your living room, but it’s more versatile than you think. In the 1970s, “Earth-tonecolor schemes were popular in living rooms, and even though the popularity died down for a few decades, brown is a dominant color in many of today’s living room designs.

Choosing Brown as Your Dominant Design Color

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?

If you think that brown is a little dull, browse our living room design gallery to see how the color brown is incorporated and the variety of designs that use brown as a prominent color.

Selecting The Right Shade of Brown

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.

You don’t need (or want) to match the wood color with the brown, but it’s more attractive when they complement one another.

When selecting the shade, it’s also important to consider the size of your living room. A light shade of brown works best in a small living room while you can choose a dark shade for a large living room. You can also mix and match shades, regardless of the size of your living room.

Adding Complementary Colors

An all-over brown might make your living room design look a little heavy and drab. An effective and easy way to break up the color is to add complementary colors. Colorful accents can be a large painting on the wall or pillows on the couch. While many colors pair nicely with brown, complementary colors vary, depending on the shade. Classic brown pairs well with colors like cream, pink, green, and beige.

If you are using a light-brown, consider a pale-yellow, blue, green, purple, or red. Dark-brown looks pairs best with colors like mint green, lime-yellow, or purple-pink.

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