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Warming up interiors with earthy tones

With winter here, the desire to create a warm and inviting home becomes more pronounced. One way to achieve this is through the use of earthy tones in interior design. Warm, rich colours can help transform your space into a cosy retreat. These shades are known for their ability to create a feeling of comfort. They are timeless, versatile, and can easily be incorporated into various design styles, from rustic to modern.

The following blog post will provide our expert tips on how you can incorporate earthy colours into your home.

Paint your walls an earthy colour: Choosing to paint your walls in an earthy shade can significantly enhance the ambiance of your home, creating a space that feels both comforting and grounded. Earthy tones, such as rich forest greens, warm terracottas, or soothing beiges, draw inspiration from the natural world, inspiring a sense of serenity. These colours are particularly ideal within spaces where relaxation and tranquility are desired. Earthy shades also offer a versatile backdrop that pairs beautifully with a variety of textures and accent colors, allowing for flexibility in your decor.

Get the look with the following shades from our Walls & Ceilings range: Picnic Basket, Vintage Crush, Powdered Clay, Always Orchid, Botany Bay, and Mellow Sage.

Use earthy tones in your fabrics: Incorporate earthy tones through textiles —from throw pillows and blankets to rugs and curtains, fabrics are an easy and effective way to add a splash of colour and warmth. Materials like boucle, faux fur, wool, velvet, tweed, and chunky knits will add texture and cosiness.

Place plants and greenery around the home: Plants are a simple way to bring earthy tones into your home. Not only do they add vibrant splashes of grounding green, but they also contribute to a healthier living space. Large potted plants can serve as statement pieces, while smaller plants can be used to adorn shelves and tables, making the space feel lush and infusing it with a sense of vitality.

Opt for natural wood and organic materials in furnishings and accessories: Woodenfurniture and organic materials naturally complement earthy tones. Choose pieces in oak, pine, burl, teak or walnut to add depth and warmth to your space. Materials like rattan, jute, bamboo, and clay can also enhance the earthy feel of your home.

Illuminate thoughtfully: The right lighting can enhance the warmth of earthy tones. Soft, warm lighting works best with earthy colours and will help create a relaxing atmosphere. Consider using table lamps with ceramic bases, wooden floor lamps, rustic sconces, or strategically placed candles to add depth and dimension. These lighting choices will not only illuminate your space but will also create a layered lighting scheme, where different sources of light combine harmoniously, resulting in a warm, welcoming space. This approach to lighting ensures that the beauty of your earthy tones is fully realised, making your space feel like a cosy retreat.

Incorporating earthy tones into your interior decor is a wonderful way to create a space that feels warm, grounded, and connected to nature. These colours are not only visually appealing, but also foster a sense of calm and comfort, making your home an oasis during the cooler months. With the above tips, you can create a space that’s perfect for relaxing and unwinding. For everything you need for your next interior project, visit your local Crown Paints retailer.

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