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Color Trends: Brown is Back

Following along with interior design trends is not only one of our main responsibilities but an enjoyable benefit of the career. We’ve enjoyed seeing bold color, including Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet, popping up all over. However, as we ease into Fall 2018, we’re seeing colors start to fade and a former favorite neutral bounce back on the scene. That’s right, Brown is Back! Check out our full article on how to make shades of brown work for you and your home by clicking “Read More” below.

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Bring on the Warmth

An amazing side effect of utilizing brown in your interior decor is creating a warm, inviting space for you and your family. Browns create a familiar feeling, a sense of safety, and provide sanctuary vibes and a safe haven from the world. Interior design trends are often subtly affected by current political and societal situations, and one theory suggests that brown is returning due to major shifts in these arenas. The idea that folks are seeking warmth, comfort, and peaceful energy is being attributed to the rising popularity of many browns. Perhaps, also, in an effort to combat many unknowns, we’re looking for anything that feels familiar. As many adults grew up with brown being the lead color palate in their childhood home, bringing the neutral hues back into our homes may provide a sense of familiarity and safety that trendier looks couldn’t provide.

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Grey Days

Speaking of trendy, you may have spent the last few years on the Grey Train. If you went crazy on all 50 shades of grey, don’t worry. Instead of being paired in the normal neutral ways, brown is getting cozy with grey, black, and white. Simply blend your walnut, cedar, or coffee tones right in with your silver and smokey shades. On the other hand, if you completely missed the grey trend and never changed out your honey or oak furniture, guess what? You’re now back in style! Either way, it’s a win-win.

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Get Earthy

One of the 2018 color palates created by Pantone was Vegetation, full of plant-inspired shades that include colors found in foliage and fruit. Anything from this palate will pair beautifully with nearly any shade in the brown family, just as we see mirrored so frequently in nature. Need inspiration? Head outside and take in the views! Check out trees, plants, gardens, and any other natural colors found in your very own backyard. Need more of a helping hand? We’ve got you covered. While we can’t provide nature walks, we can provide top quality interior design services in Lubbock, Texas and surrounding areas. Give us a shout and we’ll start chatting about how to bring more of the outdoors into your home.

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Brush Up On Rust

What happens when brown meets red and orange? One of the year’s most popular design trends, Rust! A close relative of brown, rust is popping up everywhere from bedding to lighting to curtains, bringing back a bit of a 70’s vibe. Another one of brown’s cousins, Terracotta, is returning in a huge way, bringing along it’s well known clay-inspired hue. Terracotta can fit in with nearly any decor palate as it offers soft pinks, rich orange-reds, or deeper browns, pairing perfectly with your core set of furniture. If diving into brown has you nervous, start with these gentler options and go from there.

We’d love to know what your thoughts are on using brown in your interior design. Do you love it? Are you sticking with grey? How will you work brown back into your home? Leave us a comment or join in the discussion on Facebook! Until then, we’ll see you back here next week for another new post.



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