Choosing an earth tone shade for the walls can definitely help when you try to create a cozy atmosphere. It takes a little more than simply throwing brown or gray paint up the walls if you also want a stylish design for the space. You must choose the right shades for your space and look for ways to liven up the design to create an ideal earth tone look for your living room. If you aren’t left with a room full of drab tan, gold and gray look for ways to liven up the design. Today, we at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc would like to discuss painting with earthy tones.
Two Tone Earth Paint Colors
You don’t necessarily have to choose a single shade for your living room because earth tones complement one another and create a harmonious color palette. To help create definition for the space, pick two earth tones, a light and a dark, and use them together instead. Select one shade for the walls and the other for the molding, trim and architectural details to keep it simple. If you want a bolder look, divide the wall in half, and paint the top portion the lighter earth tone. At the midpoint of the wall to hide the seam, you can install decorative molding. Pair light tones like tan and sand with walnut, brick or terracotta for an elegant two-tone look.
Earth Tone Colors for Different Size Rooms
Consider the size of the space when choosing an earth tone shade for your living room. You should choose a lighter earth tone that will help make the space feel bigger in a small room. A good option is a light sand, tan or gray. To help make the space feel cozy and inviting, in a larger living room, opt for a deeper wall color. Consider rich cinnamon, gold, walnut, or burnt orange paint shade.
Accent Wall Color Combinations
When you think of earth tones, you should expand your palette, if shades like brown, tan, gold, brick and terracotta are all that come to mind. Providing a striking contrast when paired with warm earth tones, the muted shades of blue and green also fit the palette well. Consider using a blue or green shade to create an accent wall should you decide on using a shade like burnt orange, sand, or brick for your living room wall. The cool tones in your accent wall will pop against the warm walls will still offer a unified color palette of earth tones. This an exceptional option for the wall around your fireplace or a spot where you plan to create a gallery wall.
Brighten Room with Earth Tone Colors
If you use only earthy shades in your living room, the palette can look flat and drab, though most earth tones create a warm, cozy look for a room. Pair your earth tone walls with pops of a light neutral shade that subtly brightens the space to balance the room’s design. If you feel like the space needs perking up, use white paint for the trim, molding and architectural details in your living room. For a crisp look, the white details will pop against the earth tone walls. Use a soft ivory or cream color instead if white looks too stark.