When wondering about adding neutral colors to your walls, you may think of whites, grays, and cream colors, which could be boring if you like a lot of color in your life. If you’ve been to our Learning Center before, you know that we like to keep current with all the changing home decor trends. Lately, we’ve seen a trend of earth tone colors. Whether you add them as your wall color, your furniture, or decor, earth tone colors are certainly taking the home design scene by storm!
Finding a new color for your room may seem like a difficult task. You’ll want something that will last for years to come without going out of style. Earth tone colors have a way of making a space feel warm and welcoming, so we especially love the idea of adding them to your living room or bedroom to help create a relaxing environment for you or house guests.
What Are Earth Tone Colors?
Earth tone colors are described as colors rooted in nature that create a warm, nature-friendly atmosphere. Earth tone colors usually contain some brown in them, think tree bark, dirt, and soil.
You can count on these colors to create a relaxing environment in your home and bring peace and tranquility. They work exceptionally well in your bedroom, bathroom, or living room due to these areas of your home being the most relaxing rooms.
So let’s get into the best ways to add earth tone colors to your home decor. As well as share some inspiration to help get you started.
Let’s start out with something simple. You can never go wrong with a beige color, but you can always make it unique and different by choosing a beige color with undertones. While beige paint often has pink or orange undertones, it’s not uncommon to find one with green, grey, or blue undertones which can spice up your space. While an all-white room can be beautiful, they often tend to fall flat. Adding a beige to your wall instead can help avoid this.
Beige walls won’t distract from what really pops in your room — your decor pieces, whether that be wall art, plants, or furniture. It’s a safe and classic color to work with, while still able to make a statement.
Colors that work well with beige:
- Warm white
- Soft yellow
The color blue has relaxing effects…no seriously, it’s scientifically proven that it carries a calming and peaceful aura. Choosing the right shade of blue depends on what room you will be decorating. If you’re not ready to fully commit to blue walls, try adding some art prints or a cool blue sofa instead.
Another option is to create an accent wall in your home with paint or wallpaper, which won’t be too overpowering but will still bring a sense of calmness. Accent walls are a great way to add some spice to your room without making too many risky decisions. An accent wall is a wall that differs in style or color from the other surrounding walls. It’s a great way to experiment with decor, colors, textures, patterns, and styles.
Colors that work well with cool blue:
- Mustard yellow
- Black and White
- Blush pink
We’ve talked about the dusty rose trend that has been taking over 2022 before, but we thought it would be worth mentioning again. Dusty rose is the more mature version of bubblegum pink or pastel pink, but that doesn’t make it a feminine color by any means! Dusty rose is timeless and..you guessed it, earth-toned. A great choice for your walls as it won’t be too distracting, but instead will add depth and warmth. You may be worried about what colors will match with dusty pink, but it goes quite well with almost any color.
Colors that work well with dusty pink:
- Rose gold
Like blue, green promotes relaxation and reduces stress and worry. An awesome reason to add this earth tone color to your home! Depending on the interior design style you choose, or more specifically the room you are looking to style will decide how you add this beautiful color. Olive green works well with wood furniture pieces, which we’ve talked about before in our Learning Center, so if you’re looking for a color to complement your dining room table, your kitchen cabinets, or your bedroom frame, this is the color for you!
Olive green also works well to complement plants. If you are a full-blown plant parent or just have a few plant babies, adding olive green to your walls or in your furniture will coordinate nature and style together. Both plants and their coloring have calming effects that will help alleviate anxieties, so consider adding both to a room that you can go to relax after a long day!
Colors that work well with olive green:
- Navy blue
- Pale pink
- Sky blue
Clementine/ Burnt Orange
Clementines aren’t just for eating! This color works well well to showcase seasonal displays. This burnt orange color will radiate warmth and coziness throughout your home that will surely stand out. There are so many ways to use this unique/fun color. Use as wall decor, accent pillows or throws, table accessories, and so much more!
Colors that work well with clementine or burnt orange:
- Dark blue
- Olive green
Earth tone colors are making a huge statement in decor and for good reason! If you’re looking to make some quick home updates, we hope we’ve inspired you to try some new colors! Just remember that when it comes to home decor, do what you think will look best in your space, you are the one that has to live with it after all!
If you decide to add any of these colors to your home, be sure to share your finished project with us on social media or send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Featured Friends” for your chance to be featured in our weekly email!
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