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Earth-Tones: Embracing These New Neutrals in Your Design Scheme

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Hey friends!

If you’re anything like me, you love a good neutral color scheme. There’s just something so calming and timeless about shades of white, beige, and gray. But lately, I’ve been noticing a shift in the design world towards a new kind of neutral: earth-tones. And let me tell you, I am absolutely loving it!

Inspired by nature, these colors are warm, inviting, and perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere in your home. From soft terracottas to muted greens and warm browns, there are plenty of earthy tones to choose from, and they’re incredibly versatile. In this blog post, I’ll explore how you can embrace earthy tones in your design scheme to create a warm, inviting, and stylish space.

One of the reasons I love earthy tones so much is that they work well in a variety of different design styles. Whether you prefer modern minimalism or bohemian eclecticism, earthy tones can be incorporated to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Plus, they pair beautifully with other neutrals, as well as with brighter and bolder colors.

via West of Main

Adding More Earth-Tones

So, where to start? A great way to incorporate earthy tones into your design scheme is through paint. Choose warm, muted shades of green or brown to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your space. If you’re not ready to commit to a full wall, consider an accent wall or adding earthy tones through decor and accessories.

I have tried and tested a lot of paint colors from Benjamin Moore, and there are a few earth-tones that give me all the calming, cozy feels. One of my favorites is “Hazy Skies,” a soft, muted green-gray that pairs beautifully with other earthy tones. Another favorite is “Soft Fern,” a warm and inviting green that reminds me of a foggy covered forest. “Burnt Cinnamon” is another stunner, a muted and earthy terracotta that adds warmth and depth to any space. For those who prefer a cooler palette, “Muslin” is a beautiful beige-gray that works well with earthy tones and adds a touch of sophistication to any room. Whatever your design scheme, these paint colors from Benjamin Moore are sure to add a touch of warmth and coziness to your home.

Hazy Skies cabinets via Collected Living Design

“Burnt Cinnamon” via Domino

Another way to bring earthy tones into your space is through furniture. Choose pieces in natural materials such as wood and leather. These materials complement earthy tones beautifully and add a touch of texture to your space. Additionally, woven materials like rattan or jute can add an extra layer of texture to your decor and emphasize the natural feel of earthy tones.

Jute rug linked HERE.

Accessories with Earth-Tones

Accessories are another great way to incorporate earthy tones into your design scheme. Think about adding pops of terracotta and rust through throw pillows, blankets, or even pottery. These colors are warm, inviting, and add a touch of interest to your space. Dried flowers and plants can also be a great way to incorporate earthy tones and bring a touch of nature indoors. Choose plants in warm, muted greens or even cacti in terracotta pots.

Terracotta pots linked HERE.

Incorporating earthy tones into your design scheme is a great way to create a cozy and inviting space. They can add warmth and texture to your decor and are incredibly versatile. Whether you want to create a modern and minimalist space or a bohemian and eclectic one, earthy tones can be the perfect complement. So why not try incorporating some of these colors into your own space and see how they can transform it? I promise you won’t be disappointed.




For some of my current favorite paint colors, check out this blog post.

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