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Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate?

Brown is such a rich, deep, warm colour that it calms the mind, creates a welcoming environment and promotes togetherness. At the same time, it stimulates hunger for life. Like hot cocoa. Which shade do you prefer? Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

More often than not, brown is frowned upon or even made fun of. Some say it is bland, dull and perhaps a little sad. However, you can find a velvety brown as you would find a velvety red. You can also find a stylish brown as you would find a stylish blue. Take the time to explore all the different shades of brown.

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Brown and neutral tones blend beautifully well together. Take, for example, chocolate brown, caramel brown, coffee brown, hazel brown, chestnut brown, dark brown, Sienna, mahogany, amber, terracotta, sepia, cream, ivory beige, and ochre. Otherwise, if applied according to the glazing technique, you could create a nice faux leather brown.

To achieve a more joyful look, add a splash of colour to the decor: red, turquoise, gold or silver. Brown is one of the rare colours that pair well with pink, a combo very popular among those who prefer a more classic style.

Wood is the material that provides the purest brown. There are many decorative types such as walnut, oak, maple and many others. Wood can even offer an orange or reddish tint.

What could be chicer in a kitchen than a parquet floor and cabinets made of a beautiful, rich and dark wood? Add brown furniture in the same hue and you will achieve a room with classic elegance. Large windows will enhance the wood while illuminating the space.

Light wood does not lack charm. It is more cheerful and subtle than dark wood, and it can brighten up a space, especially if you flood the room with light. Pale brown is ideal to create a rustic style.

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Brown is sought after by those who love earth-toned bathrooms because it brings a good dose of warmth and intimacy. Qualities also appreciated in the bedroom. Brown provides a cozy atmosphere, regardless of the room.

Lovers of antique and rustic styles enjoy brown for the country and old-fashioned feel it can provide. Especially since it pairs well with stone, greenery, and basketry (wicker, rattan, bamboo, rush). Fans of ecological home decorations are sure to appreciate brown since it provides so many possibilities.

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No other colour can give a room a sense of monumental power as brown does. Add an island with carved wooden legs in your kitchen or a canopy bed made of a dark grained wood in your bedroom and you have just given the space a magnificent look.

 

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