I’ve been exploring the use of chocolate brown in interior design lately. It’s not a color I naturally gravitate towards. It conjures up images of my home and the icky brown shag carpet in the 70s house I grew up in.
That being said, I will always have a soft spot for traditional interior styles. Which reminds me, one of my friends lives in Australia and her parents have recently moved into a granny flat on their land. The last time we spoke, they had only just started looking at 2 bedroom granny flat designs online, and now the entire place is decked out in 70s style furnishings! I have to say I was impressed when I saw the photos. With such limited space, they really needed to think about how they could use the space to give the illusion that it’s much bigger than it really is. They want to update it to a more luxurious design in the future so they’re looking into Mark Alexander Interior Design Adelaide and have promised to send pictures if they go ahead with their plans!
So, with this in mind, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find lots of fresh, new designs with chocolate brown that I absolutely LOVE! It turns out, when you pair this dark brown with grays, whites and lighter, camel brown colors, the result is simply stunning. So, what does it take to get this look for yourself? Let’s explore the options…
Start the design off with a light gray, driftwood style wood flooring. Pair this with cool gray wall paint and white trim. Add a dark navy blue accent wall that leans on the gray side with black and white wall art in white frames. For the furniture, put together a collection of gray, white and camel brown pieces with nickel and black accents. Include at least one boldly printed black and white fabric in the space. Add just a touch of chocolate brown to finish off the look.
Shop this look (some cool things I found on the web)…
1.Bamboo Balls | 2. Modloft Coffee Table | 3. Moscow Porcelain Tile | 4. Arm Chair | 5. Johannes Arm Chair | 6. Marimekko Bottna Fabric | 7. CP2 Lounge Chair | 8. Benjamin Moore 2129-20 Soot | 9. Winfrey End Table | 10. Myka Coffee Table | 11. Dark Wood Ball | 12. Drake Coffee Table | 13. Sherwin Williams SW6540 Starry Night | 14. Mademoiselle Chair | 15. Side Chair | 16. Eames Wire Chair | 17. Whitewashed Wood Wallpaper | 18. Table Lamp | 19. Palm Leaf Pillow | 20. Desk Chair | 21. Marco Sofa
Do you like the gray and brown color combo? What would you create with this refreshing look?