Earthy and natural tones are ever popular when we decorate our homes. They’re easy to work with because of their neutrality, you can create a complex colour palette without clashing any colours, and you can adapt them to your own personality and to the style of your home.
Creams, browns, beiges, whites and even reds and oranges all contribute to earthy tones, and any mixture of these can create a contemporary atmosphere that also takes us closer to nature and isn’t offensive.
Because of their easiness to work with, neutral tones give us some allowance to be more daring with our textures and shapes, that we would perhaps stay away from with bolder and brighter colours. Take a look at these earth toned rooms where less colour doesn’t equate to less style:
1. Balancing Light And Dark
2. Desert Colours
3. Spectrum Of Colour
Instead of focusing on a palette of browns alone, just creams, or a range of beiges, mix up colours and tones. Mix greys with yellows and reds, covering all parts of the natural colour spectrum for an unusual look.
4. Brown Isn’t Boring
How many shades of brown can you see in this photo? There’s an awful lot of different tones, creating depth and interest in the room. Don’t stick to two or three shades, but go for an entire range for a professional interior design look.
5. Earthy And Unsubtle
6. Consider Your Ceilings
7. Cool Earth Tones
For a stylish and sleek look, move closer to the cool spectrum of earth tones and concentrate on greys, dark browns and even deep mauves to achieve a trendy alternative to the usual mix of browns and creams.
8. Appreciate The Light
Light can have such an impact on your room that it can make a colour appear completely different. Take this into consideration when selecting your wall colours and play up to this. Look how the room transitions from light and airy to dramatic and deep.
9. Warm And Decadent Family Room
10. Subtle Pastel Splashes
Add a little flash of fun by mixing your earth colour palette with a touch of pale green or blue.
Earth tones certainly don’t have to be boring, as long as you mix the tones in the right way that works for you, you’ll appreciate the beauty of the natural world and how you see it in your home.