brpantone emperador interior design color trend

Brown. I have to admit, it hasn’t been a favorite of mine. But, the latest resurgence of this earthy neutral has me reconsidering. So, why this change of heart? I’ve asked myself that same question and here’s what I came up with. The key to making brown decor work is the color palette you use it with. It was the brown on brown use of this color that I just couldn’t stand. But, when you include brown home decor in small amounts in a white or gray room, the look is just stunning!

The shade of brown makes a difference too. This particular hue is called Pantone Emperador. It’s a dark, chocolate brown that’s nothing short of yummy! So, where do we find some of this brown decor? Here are some pieces you might want to try…

These are the brown living room decor pieces I used to create the Pantone Emperador mood board above…

1.Istanbul Rug | 2. Foster Desk Chair | 3. Chevron Cowhide Pillow | 4. Javadi Side Table

If you’re looking for brown wall decor, this mosaic wood piece is an eye popping choice.

brown wood mosaic wall mural
Iveta Abolina Geo Wood Wall Mural by Deny Designs

Of course, I had to put together a larger selection of brown home decor for you to feast your eyes upon. My favorite is the #9 cowhide. Which piece is your favorite?

pantone emperador interior design product roundup

1.Normandy Lounge Chair | 2. Wood Salad Bowl | 3. Kobe Cowhide | 4. Javadi Side Table | 5. Foster Desk Chair | 6. Teak Side Table | 7. Striped Shopper Bag | 8. Stamford Coffee Table | 9. Cowhide Rug | 10. Connor Club Chair | 11. Chevron Cowhide Pillow | 12. Connor Barstool | 13. Brown Leather Pouf | 14. Side Chair | 15. Glass Top Table | 16. Connor Table Set | 17. Brass Straws Holder | 18. Torino Cowhide Pillow

This color is part of the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2018. You can see the rest of the colors in this forecast in my Interior Designer’s Color Trend Report for 2018. All subscribers to my newsletter will receive a FREE copy! I include lots of ideas for working these colors into your home. It’s definitely worth the read.

So, what are your thoughts on brown home decor? Is this color trend something you’ve always embraced are you late to the party, like me?

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