Mixing Browns with Grays

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For a while we’ve heard a lot of people say they’re having a hard time trying to incorporate grays, because they still have brown tones, reds, and greens – popular 90s colors. It seems like a daunting task, updating your space. We get it! Not everyone has the time nor the money to completely change the color scheme and style of an entire house at once. So we’d like to share some tips on how to make the most impact with small pieces that can also evolve over time. Get inspired by these room scenes and mix browns with grays like a pro!



See how the golden tone in the end table picks up the warmer brown of the leather sample. Similarly, the golden beige of the curtains ties the whole color scheme together. You don’t have to be tied to a color if you keep the main furniture pieces neutral. Instead, go bold with accessories, such as lamps, pillows, and art.




If you still have dark or cherry traditional wood furniture, adding a new sofa with taupe-y gray leather and a simple rug could be just what you need to update the room.  The white walls below also keep the dark furniture fresh and the space inviting.

Mixing Browns with Grays
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A traditional cherry curio is mixed in with creams, cement grays, and a splash of orange. We love the open feel of the coffee and end tables. Mixing browns with grays really is about balance! Don’t be afraid to bend the “rules” a little bit- in the end you’ll have a space that’s more personalized and welcoming.

Source: King Hickory

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