JC Licht's Color of the Month November: Benjamin Moore's Firewood 1027
Embrace the season's coziness and wrap your home with love and warmth just in time for the holidays withBenjamin Moore's Firewood 1027! A mid-tone brown with the slightest hint of red undertones, Firewood 1017 is a versatile color that can warm up any part of your Chicago home.
Versatile Shades of Brown
The various shades of brown provide a sense of warmth, comfort, and security. Brown is a standard color for grounding a space, which makes sense because it shares its Earthy tone with soil. When you balance Firewood 1027 correctly, it's a suitable hue for the whole home, including living rooms, bathrooms, and even bedrooms.
Balancing Benjamin Moore Firewood 1027
You may be surprised at the many colors you can use in conjunction with brown. When brown shares a space with white, it creates a comfortable, contemporary feel. Firewood 1027 looks particularly good with August's Color of the Month, Cloud White OC-130, a soft, go-to shade of white that effortlessly soothes when you enter the room. You can create a confident contrast using a brighter white, like White Opulence OC-69. A hint of pink softens this shade of white, another fantastic color to pair with brown.
Creating Drama by Pair Black and Brown
Together, black and brown in a space create a dramatic, sophisticated aesthetic. The trick is to use a shade of black that isn't too dark to avoid making your room feel gloomy or uninviting. Midsummer Night 2134-10 is an ideal shade to pair with Firewood 1017 because it features mahogany undertones that keep it deep without being somber.
If this shade is too dark for your taste, consider using another popular neutral – gray. The trick to creating an attractive gray and brown duo is ensuring both shades have warm undertones. Kitten Whiskers 1003 is a whisper of cool gray brightened with a hint of warm pink.
Brown for Guest and Kids' Rooms
Make brown more playful by pairing it with a light pink. Sweet Naivete 2083-60 is a feather-soft shade that perfectly captures childhood innocence while still being solid enough to use in spaces frequented by adults. Use the Sweet Naivete 2083-60 and Firewood 1027 combination in guest and kids' bedrooms.
Finishing The Look
The sheen you choose for Firewood 1027 is an important decision. If you want a matte finish to give your dining room an upscale vibe, ensure you use plenty of texture to keep the room from having a dull facade. Introduce texture in any way that speaks to you, including area rugs, wallpaper, or window treatments.