black and brown furniture

Black And Brown Furniture

Brown and black are seemingly on two opposite sides of the neutral coin: Black can be considered bold or brash, while brown is sometimes seen as boring or beautiful, depending on who you ask. While you may never change your mind about which is your favorite, both definitely have their place in design. Read on to learn when, where and why you should choose black or brown in different decor scenarios, and why it’s certainly possible to truly have the best of both worlds.
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Black And Brown Furniture

Buckingham Interiors + Design LLC Using brown and other colors. One of brown’s major strengths is its ability to relate to other colors. Brown is usually a mix of all colors, just with more red or orange for an overall warm look. Thus, it works well in a space with an eclectic palette, because it can connect with each hue to provide harmony without pulling focus. Black can sometimes work with colors, but brown is a safe bet.
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Black And Brown Furniture

Using brown and other colors. One of brown’s major strengths is its ability to relate to other colors. Brown is usually a mix of all colors, just with more red or orange for an overall warm look. Thus, it works well in a space with an eclectic palette, because it can connect with each hue to provide harmony without pulling focus. Black can sometimes work with colors, but brown is a safe bet.
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Black And Brown Furniture

Use brown for textural touches. Not only does brown look great in rich textures, but textures look great in brown. The softness of the hue puts the emphasis on the texture, whereas black can visually overpower it. Choose brown for elements like a hide rug, a faux-fur blanket or a fluffy shearling-style pillow to round out any scheme.
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Black And Brown Furniture

Create an effortless and versatile color scheme by combining brown, blue and cream, like designer Shelly Riehl David did in this kitchen, dining and living room. The trick is to keep the values of each color consistent, like the dark-brown furniture that ties into the brown of the rug. (We found it: Company C’s Sachi Black Bean rug.) This frees you up to surprise with accents in similar saturations, but different colors, such as the green lamp and red striped pillow.
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Black And Brown Furniture

a3company Brown is understated. Unlike black, brown doesn’t usually cry for attention, which makes it an excellent choice for a room already busy with patterns, or where you want a more cohesive, restful look. The sofa here, despite being in the middle of the photo, could easily be one of the last details you notice. It is subtly beautiful and lets the mural be the feature. Choose brown for large furniture pieces that don’t need to put on a big show.
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Black And Brown Furniture

Brown is understated. Unlike black, brown doesn’t usually cry for attention, which makes it an excellent choice for a room already busy with patterns, or where you want a more cohesive, restful look. The sofa here, despite being in the middle of the photo, could easily be one of the last details you notice. It is subtly beautiful and lets the mural be the feature. Choose brown for large furniture pieces that don’t need to put on a big show.
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Black And Brown Furniture

2 Gays & a Design, LLC Use brown walls for a historic look. Brown makes a great backdrop, but brown paint can be tricky: A vast stretch of it can go from subtle to overwhelming, and it can look a bit off on hard, flat walls. However, it works beautifully with delicate wall moldings to create a heritage feel, and then you can mix in traditional or modern accoutrements, or both.See how to pick the right brown

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