Are dark brown walls making a comeback? Or maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part since I recently painted this room a rich shade called Middlebury Brown (Benjamin Moore). Or, maybe there’s been so much white and gray in interior trends over the last decade that we’re starting to crave something entirely different.
I’ve been toying with the idea of using dark brown in our house for over a year. To me, if feels very cozy and if done right, sophisticated (although that’s a laughable word for the state of our playroom-turned-den most days. . .). It seems like so many of my favorite designers have done at least one really good deep brown room. Here were a few of the images I saved along the way when thinking about how to use it in our home.
Aerin Lauder via Architectural Digest
So, how do you make dark brown feel current instead of drab? I love it paired with red, chartreuse and shades of blue. A few more pairing ideas: animal prints, brass decor, traditional wood tones and modern pops of white.
What are your thoughts on brown walls?