A brown wall in a marbled kitchen

Walls: Salon Drab No.290 in Modern Emulsion and Wimborne White No.239 in Estate Emulsion

Brown paint is back in a big way, and it’s little wonder. Ranging from earthy, grounding and nature-inspired to deep, rich and luxurious, brown can create a wide range of moods in any room – and any outside space, too – without ever feeling cold.


How to Use Brown Paint


Taking up the mantle from grey, brown paint is the new use-anywhere neutral. Paler, sandy tones like Stony Ground and Jitney create beautiful brown bedrooms, creating a warm and soothing atmosphere with the lightest of touches. Pink-toned Dead Salmon is an on-trend brown kitchen option, while Mouse’s Back and Broccoli Brown work wonders in home offices, creating seriously studious spaces with a hint of cool. For dining rooms and living rooms, go for a rich deep brown like Tanner’s Brown or Salon Drab for luxuriously inviting vibes.

 

Light Brown Paint Colours

A light brown bedroom in a loft with wooden beams

Walls: Jitney No.293 in Estate Emulsion; Trim: Tanner’s Brown No.255 in Estate Eggshell

Dark Brown Paint Colours

A dark brown wood-panelled study

Walls: Broccoli Brown No.W108 in Modern Eggshell; Ceiling: Skimmed Milk White No.W7 in Estate Emulsion

A white living room with ceiling beams and a brown feature wall

Feature Wall: London Clay No.244 in Estate Emulsion; Other Walls: All White No.2005 in Estate Emulsion

Rich espresso and chocolate shades are the ultimate in luxury, creating inviting spaces for cosy evenings and intimate gatherings. Dark brown paint can bring just as much drama as designer favourite black, just with a little extra warmth – try it on a single wall for an eye-catching feature, to highlight architectural details or trim, or all over for a truly enveloping feel.


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Brown isn’t the only earth tone that’s back in a big way for 2021. Check out Joa’s top three picks to help you nail the trend, plus complementary tones and real looks from Farrow & Ball homes.

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Brown isn’t the only earth tone that’s back in a big way for 2021. Check out Joa’s top three picks to help you nail the trend, plus complementary tones and real looks from Farrow & Ball homes.

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