When it comes to decorating a room, the color of the walls can really set apart the design. The walls have a lot to say about the overall aesthetic of a room. Brown is a neutral earth tone that goes well with a large variety of styles. The natural color, in all of its hues, brings a sense of warmth. The color also makes it easy to incorporate accent colors into the design.
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Since the living room is a place designed for gathering and entertaining, it should be welcoming. The colors and design of the room are key players in making this a known feeling. So, what better room to paint brown than the living room?
There are lots of ways to use this color in your living room. We created a list of 31 ideas for living rooms with brown walls. Continue reading to get inspired!
1. Brown Accent Wall
Pick out one wall to paint a warm brown hue. Doing so highlights that wall and the furniture and decor around it.
2. Entertainment Focal Point
Use the brown wall to create a focal point in the room like highlighting an entertainment center. The pairing of a TV and a fireplace makes for a cozy room.
3. Modern Appeal
Sleek, clean lines are a hallmark design aspect of a modern aesthetic. Color blocking with misty blue, brown, and ivory creates a visually stimulating appeal.
4. Earthy Tones
Earth tones are, without a doubt, warm and inviting tones. They're common colors to use in a room that's frequented a lot. It's an organic color scheme that really consists of many different colors that work together harmoniously.
5. Textured Walls
Textured walls are an excellent way to add in depth and visual interest to an otherwise ordinary room. It gives the space more life.
A gray-brown hue is soft on the eyes yet demanding of attention. The light-colored wood stands out against the wall color, creating a unique look. A pair of leather chairs add a nice warm texture and contrast to the wood color.
7. Tan Hue
A tan hue is a wonderful color that meshes well with a plethora of styles. It's easy to incorporate other colors into the design, too.
8. Bright Furniture
Sometimes the best way to liven up the space is through furniture. Since a muted brown color is calming, any bright color is going to stand out.
9. Formal Living Room
A formal living room has furniture that has a touch of elegance and elevated design. The tan colors of the walls smooth out the space and foster a sense of elegance.
10. Beachy Vibe
Turn your living room into a beachy dream. Bring in all the colors of the ocean and the beach through furniture and wall color as well as its design. Soft features of the furniture are calming.
11. Stonework Fireplace
Stonework fireplaces, without a doubt, add architectural intrigue and beauty to a room. It makes the room look more inviting to guests, and it plays well off the color of the walls.
Cream, tan, black, and metallic sheens come together to create a truly luxurious aesthetic. Table lamps provide a warm glow, and plant life adds organic beauty.
13. Modern Maven
Since brown has so many different tones, it's easy to use a variety of them in the furniture, flooring, light fixtures, and decorative items.
14. Wall Paneling
Accent walls, especially using wooden slats or panels, provide rich texture and depth to a room. Don't shy away from bold options!
15. Luscious Green
Talk about a vibrant accent color. Bright green is sure to stand out against brown hues, giving the eye all kinds of visual stimulation. It's a fun use of color that won't soon be forgotten.
16. Cool Color Palette
In a living room full of neutral colors, it's easy to lay back and relax. Incorporate different patterns, colors, and textures to the room for differentiation.
17. Pendant Lighting
Pendant lighting is a fun way to add some intrigue and glam to a living room. While it might not be the standard lighting choice in that room, it's a fun option.
18. Natural Lighting
Natural lighting does wonders for any room. It's fresh and bright, and it highlights the wonderful features of the room.
19. Intimate Setting
Position furniture in a way that fosters conversation and gathering. Comfortable furniture does a lot, too, to ensure that!
20. Minimal Aesthetic
A minimal aesthetic ensures that you appreciate the furniture and design features displayed in the room. The wood of the floating shelf matches the two side tables for a cohesive look.
21. Leather Furniture
Leather furniture is an excellent addition to every single design style. It's a timeless style that brings an aesthetic value to the room.
22. Tropical Sense
Organic fibers and dark green hues can come together to create a warm tropical vibe. Position a large tropical indoor palm in the room to help filter the air and bring in natural beauty.
23. Traditional Style
A traditional style is a very popular home decorating style. It's a combination of comfortable furniture, classic designs, and symmetry. The color palette is truly warm and welcoming.
24. Geometric Patterned Wall
A geometric patterned wall is an excellent way to bring in a fun impact. It complements the furniture in the room and livens up the space.
25. Glitzy And Glamorous
A glitzy and glamorous aesthetic pairs exceptionally well with brown hues. In this living room, the soft brown walls are the perfect backdrop to the luxurious sofa and elegant curtains.
26. Color Blocking
Color block the living room with a few of your favorite colors. Teal, tan, and brown come together to make a strong impact on the overall aesthetic. The area rug pulls those colors together wonderfully.
27. Exposed Beams
Exposed beams are meant to accentuate a space. Because of this, it's important that the wood and colors used are not too heavy and weighty. The room is left feeling light and airy.
Consistent patterns are a great way to make the room flow and match. As seen in this photo, the throw pillows, lampshades, and curtains match. It helps the room feel more put together.
29. Vibrant Orange
A rich vibrant orange stands out against neutral colors exceptionally well. If you want to make a statement with accent colors, then go bold.
30. Rich Curtain Texture
Curtains do a wonderful job of transforming a room and making it look truly put together and fabulous.
31. Consistent Color Palette
Run with a consistent color pattern in your living room. Ensuring that the furniture and other decorative pieces match is essential for keeping with a consistent color palette.