Brown.. for warm decorations in the modern home

After the brown took a back position in the decor, to link it with the classics, here are the colored houses, their furniture and accessories in brown, classified as in line with the fashion, and note the color solutions and its many gradations on large pieces of furniture (the sofa in the living room, for example), or on the additions that beautify the decor, such as: cushions, lighting units…
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A set of cotton, cotton velvet and jacquard woven cushion covers (Image via westelm.com)

Brown can be characterized by being monotonous, and related to the quiet life of the countryside or the desert, as it is the color of the soil, tree trunks and various elements in the pristine nature… However, it is clear that brown eventually leads the list of desired colors in home decorations, trying to hold the rank that gray has always held for a long time in the interior spaces, especially with brown abandoning its classics and wearing an updated dress.

Handcrafted Lathan Hall cabinet in solid mango wood, inlaid with brass details (Image via www.horchow.com)

The benefits of brown are many; The first is that it is easy to combine with any style, no matter how simple and neutral the latter is, or immersed in details… It indicates comfort, the desired feeling of homeowners in their ports, in addition to the abundance of light and dark colors of brown, these derivatives can color the main sofa in the living room. The walls are painted and used in accessories, without neglecting the work of covering the walls and floors…

Worktop made of brown wood (Image via BoConcept – Lebanon [email protected])

Brown in contemporary decor

  • To make the brown color look modern, it is correct to combine the mentioned color present on the main furniture with white, which is used in the background, that is, to paint the walls.
  • Brown harmonizes with other colors derived from nature, such as: olive green, terracotta or dark grey.
  • In a search through the pages of Western designers, it is clear that the pairing of brown with deep blue is progressing at a slow but confident pace, especially with the popular trend of combining pieces of “antique” with contemporary home decor.
    An example of how to pair brown with blue (Image courtesy of interior design architect Ali Hammoud)
  • According to the Pantone Institute, the most influential institution in the world of color, the latter, which is most popular in the autumn-winter 2022-2023 season, includes “Caramel Café”, the brown color that brings joy.
  • In the 2023 wall paint collection, the American company “Sherwin Williams”, which specializes in the paint industry, announced 40 colors. The latter did not exclude the light (blonde) shades of brown, and the shades derived from the neutral sand color.

Brown is desirable in interior decoration this winter, and it looks very modern

winter decoration color

About brown in decoration, interior design engineer Ali Hammoud told “Madam” that “the said color, which is characterized by warmth and elegance, is an understandable choice for the owners of the house, after living through periods of house stone and anxiety due to the epidemic, during the Corona pandemic; It is true that no one has yet announced the end of the epidemic seasons, but it is clear that brown is desirable this winter, and it looks very modern.”

The brown color is often used in decorative works, such as: surface cladding (photo courtesy of interior design engineer Ali Hammoud)

Mentioning the uses of color these days, Hammoud says that “brown, which belongs to walnut and oak, is suitable for wall covering.” He adds that “brown wood, regardless of its color spectrum (except for red-brown) carries the floors,” referring to the multitude of common “parquet” shapes. He points out that “brown material covers sofas and other pieces of furniture.” However, the designer does not like to overuse brown, but rather infuses interior spaces with it, and explains that “the aforementioned color in the bohemian, “modern” and fashionable decorations, does not forget about the classics. He continues to talk about the uses of brown in decoration and says that “light brown wood, with its few veins, covers the floors, walls and doors of the modern house, with lighting on the wooden walls to show the light veins, in an attractive manner. Brown is also mixed with gray for use in furniture, wall coverings and even marble, which is used to beautify the walls,” adding that “the shiny brown in turn stands out on walls, doors and even tables and cabinets. “On the other hand, dark brown wood, according to Hammoud, suits classical decor or any school belonging to it (Baroque, for example), especially with carvings on wood that suggest luxury.” The designer prefers brown leather for furniture, away from the use of color in woven curtains.

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