7 Ways to Decorate with Wood and Brown Tones
If you’re beyond ready to move past the gray-on-gray interior design trend, we have good news. Bolder colors and prints have made a comeback.
Interior designers and DIYers everywhere are getting frisky with gemstone-inspired hues and eye-catching patterns.
But if a toned-down palette is more your style, earth tones—and specifically shades of brown—are also very on trend in 2022.
Why Brown Is Making a Comeback
Earth tones are grounding, and brown is a classic color that pairs well with virtually any palette. You can pair brown shades with other earthy hues like terracotta, green, camel, and off-white to create a warm and inviting space.
If you’re worried about a shock of brown taking over the room, try using it as an accent color instead. Accent pieces with brown elements (think wooden home décor, textiles, leather, and woven baskets) will add natural warmth to the space without overpowering it.
In the bathroom, try using a brown mirror frame with a metallic finish—like MirrorMate’s Pemaquid Dark Bronze Frame—to complement oil-rubbed bronze or copper fixtures.
Mixing Wood Tones
Mixing different wood tones can be tricky. But when done well, it can give you a fresh look. The key to getting it right is consistency.
An easy rule of thumb is to match the undertones (warm, cool, or neutral) between different wood elements. By keeping things in the same family, you’ll avoid clashing tones.
Your eyes are your best guide to determining which wood tones work well together. But if you’re not sure, ask an expert.
Whether you love a look that’s rustic or refined, there are endless options for incorporating wood elements and earthy tones into your home. Keep reading for creative ways to decorate with every shade of brown, and then explore MirrorMate’s wide selection of brown, bronze and wood mirror frames.