Shades of Brown for a Warm Aesthetic in Interior Design | JC Licht


Shades of Brown for a Warm Aesthetic in Interior Design

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Shades of Brown for a Warm Aesthetic in Interior Design

There’s something inherently comforting about shades of brown. Thoughts of hot chocolate, decadent desserts, or the fur on your childhood teddy bear will likely make you feel warm and fuzzy. Finding a cozy space in a busy city like Chicago can be difficult, but you can easily create one in your home. The design experts at JC Licht can help you use shades of brown to create a warm aesthetic throughout your home. 

Brown is Making a Comeback

Brown had its heyday in the 1970s with shag carpet and bellbottoms as far as the eye could see. Given the color’s questionable past, we understand why you may hesitate to feature it in your home’s interior design, but we wouldn’t recommend you use a color that we don’t love ourselves. Brown is one of the most versatile neutrals because it looks fantastic with every color, including variations of itself.

Where Brown Looks the Best

Since its warmth is inherently comforting, brown is a sensational choice for living rooms and bedrooms. Deeper shades of brown, like espresso, create a moody vibe that’s ideal for bedrooms. You may want to use a lighter hue, like a soft mocha, in more social spaces. Both rooms will have a warm aesthetic, but lighter varieties of brown offer a more welcoming ambiance and make a room appear more spacious. The warmth of brown is also a fail-safe for adventurous accent choices like fuschia. 

The Sweetest Dreams

Brown and green are a dreamy duo that perfectly mimics the relaxing atmosphere of the great outdoors. Soft greens, like mint and sage, are refreshing and give deep shades of brown a much-needed feminine touch. You can also achieve a warm aesthetic by pairing brown with blue. The bright, vibrant quality of any shade of blue delivers the ideal amount of contrast and balance to the warm aesthetic of brown decor. 

Perfect for Patterns

Brown is an excellent foundation in rooms where you want to incorporate texture and pattern. All shades of earthy color provide the balance to keep visually interesting spaces grounded. Layering brown or tan curtains with woven shades gives a room an earthy, ethereal vibe that can easily extend to an overall organic aesthetic. You can also take the layered look in another direction and pair solid brown curtains with a roller or Roman shade in a vibrant print. This combination offers an unexpected pop of color when you draw your curtains back. 

Enjoy a Warm Aesthetic in Your Chicago Home

Create a warm aesthetic in your home with some assistance from JC Licht. We are the area’s premier destination for Hunter Douglas window treatments, Benjamin Moore paint, and upscale wallpaper. Stop by one of our many locations across the Midwest or book a complimentary in-home consultation for the most personalized shopping experience. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today! 


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