One of my all-time favorite color combinations is blue and brown because it conjures up thoughts of nature and is a soft, soothing color palette. In particular, I love a soft grayish-blue mixed with all shades of beige and greige neutrals. This color palette works well in the Winter if you bring in other cool tones to complement it, but works equally well in the Spring with pops of green, pink, or even yellow!
I am a neutral-lover at heart, so I prefer my big ticket items, like walls, floors, and furniture, to stay neutral. Collingwood from Benjamin Moore has a classic look that can provide a pretty greige backdrop for a room. Philipsburg Blue is a beautiful, complementary shade.
The key to decorating with neutrals, though, is to use a lot of varying shades and textures so that they room doesn’t feel cold or sterile. Natural fibers mixed with shiny finishes, chunky textures mixed with elegant weaves, etc. It’s all about creating dimension, depth, capturing the senses, even in the absence of color.
On the floor, I love the layered look of rugs, like Pottery Barn’s Chunky Wool and Jute Rug along with a Cowhide Rug like this one from Ballard Designs.
Furniture pieces can take on tones ranging from white, to off-white, beige, camel, flax, and even leather!
Since I change my mind quite a bit about color, I tend to save my use of color for accent pieces and accessories, like artwork, mirrors, objects, pillows, etc. I love this beautiful sketch art from Home Decorators Collection and the Colette Mirror from Ballard Designs.
And then there’s my all-time favorite fabric, Ozborne Village, which is beautiful for pillows, draperies, and more!
This is truly one of my favorite color combinations and one that you’ll see repeated through my home, but depending on the season and my mood, I do tend to add a tertiary color in small doses just to change the look up a bit!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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