Brown, is it the new black?
For years brown was relegated to the boring segment of the color wheel for me.
Brown conjured up images of brown cabinets, brown carpet or tired but safe Midwest color palates. To me this shade was a yawn. Lately though, perhaps because I have steered clear of this color for so long, brown, coffee bean brown, is holding a new appeal for me.
What say you?
What could be an over powering wall color here is counter balanced with lighter furniture and floor coverings to create a handsome and inviting look.
I have seen a lot of dark brown and silver combinations but not as many brown and gold pairings. I think this is an especially warm and lively look.
Coffee bean and black is dramatic and rich.
There have been a number of dark brown and pale pink nurseries lately but this raspberry hue with the rich coffee bean drapery panel and floor covering is unexpected, chic, and fresh. Again, the white walls and furniture give this room the relief it needs so as not to become too heavy or intense.
Blues and browns have become a staple for good reason and they will continue to be popular
but what about a coffee bean and chartreuse?
It's different. It's modern but with a retro vibe. I like it.
Not sure you want to jump all the way in with this dark hue?
Perhaps you would consider an accent wall. You get all the wow but still have that lighter contrast that creates excitement and energy.
Brown and white stripes are so crisp and bold and, again, the white breaks up the intensity of this color.
The patterned wall paper in monochromatic browns along with the dark brown and white chevron rug are also options for successfully introducing this dramatic color into your space. Mixing patterns brings some extra liveliness to this palate.
A coffee bean back splash in a traditional white kitchen is another unexpected use of this color but it easily works as a neutral allowing the homeowner to bring in a myriad of other colors as accents.
I usually don't care for colored tile because it is expensive to replace but this is something I haven't seen before and wouldn't rule out.
Bringing graphic touches of a deep brown and creamy white via fabrics, furniture or rugs is another easy alternative if you are feeling a bit of trepidation about committing to this color. I especially liked this dark brown damask table.
It's Kind of A Lovely Ride
Adding those nail heads makes me love it just a bit more.
So coffee bean brown. It isn't just for your morning joe anymore. It is the BeColorful Color of the Week.
Hope your week is a great one.