Warming Up Your Black-and-White Decor

Perhaps you embraced the black-and-white trend head on and now find yourself tiring of your stark interior. Warm it up with a dash of warm chocolate, brown, and carmel hues. Like a creamy, steaming latte on a cold winter day, earth tones can cozy up your home decor with just a few pieces.

Incorporating animal prints in wall art will not only break up the black and white but can add some interesting pattern play.bwb_2

One of the easiest way to incorporate a toasty feel to your home decor trend is to add soft, nubby textiles, like the Brown and Beige Mohair throw pictured below. Or, add a vintage decorative accessory such as the oversized medicine bottles. Even some cocoa-colored books on a shelf can do the trick.

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(From GO Home Ltd.: Jack Chair, Single Python Book made in the USA from recycled library books, Brown and Beige Mohair Throw,  Vintage Sack Pillow #1 and oversized antique Medicine Bottles.)

Warm wood furniture, drapes and wall color gives this room a welcoming vibe. No matter what you call it: dark chocolate, dirt, coca-cola, teddy bear, milk chocolate, mink, otter, bronze, caramel, toffee, mushroom, elephant, fig, and bourbon — browns add just the right touch.bwb_1Here’s a few of House Beautiful’s fave paint shades in brown:brown paint

1.  Farrow and Ball London Stone
2.  Farrow and Ball Buff
3.  Pratt and Lambert Autumn Dusk
4.  Benjamin Moore Appalachian Brown
5.  Benjamin Moore Middlebury Brown
6.  Benjamin Moore Tudor Brown
7.  Benjamin Moore Mink
8.  Benjamin Moore Night Horizon


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