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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.