Earth tone colors for a living room
Earth tone colors for a living room by Decorilla

Good news: an earth-tone color palette can be more than beige and blue! Although favorites never go out of style, we’re here to guide you with a wider variety of earth-toned color schemes. Whether modernizing or keeping it classic, earth-tone colors can make a home. So, discover the power of these calming hues and let your creativity soar as you create a space that truly resonates with you! 

What are earth tone colors?

Earth-tone color palette for a living room by Decorilla designer, Sharene M.

An earth-tone color palette includes natural or neutral tones of brown, green, gray, and red. According to color psychology, nature-inspired hues are the best for interiors as they soothe and invigorate. 

One top tip when decorating with earth tones is to get inspiration from a season or favorite element. So, think about which of the seasons you want to bring into your home – and have fun! For instance, a kitchen might feel summery while a bedroom yearns for autumn. Use this as an opportunity to reflect on your favorite memories before selecting earth-tone paint colors.

Wondering which style will work best for your favorite earth-tone colors? Then take our free interior design style quiz to discover your personal design style today! 

Voguish Earth-Tone Living Room 

Earth tone color palette for a home by Darya N
Living room with natural earth tones by Decorilla designer, Darya N.

beautiful living room fulfills many purposes. Not only is it a place to feel at home, a rest between functions, but it is also a venue for hosting guests. In addition, an earth-toned living room allows you to invite tranquility in along with your loved ones. These hues are beautiful and match any of the top interior design styles

1. Sophisticated Tan and Green Earth-Tone Color Palette

Eart tone colors in a living room by Erin R
Eart tone colors in a living room by Decorilla designer, Erin R.

A statement need not be bold. Big block colors in muted browns and greens can have a subtle and sophisticated effect. Also add some texture with a jute rug or rattan feature chairs to punctuate the monochrome. The combo, with flourishing greenery, is also superb for a biophilic interior design.

2. Red Brick and Ashy Concrete Earth-Tone Colors

Earth tone colors in a living room

It might seem counterintuitive, but an industrial loft atmosphere can suit earth-toned palettes. For example, the stone-gray of washed concrete walls or floors can pair with warm earth tones like creams, pinks, and dark greens. Plus, exposed brick walls introduce natural shades of burnt orange and red while mirroring dark wooden accents. 

3. Ebony and Plum Color Palette

Plum and chocolate earth tone color palette by Ibrahim H
Moody earth tone colors by Decorilla designer, Ibrahim H.

Explore the dark side with rich earth-tone colors of ebony and plum. This color palette takes well to patterned soft surfaces and statement artworks. For an ultra-moody library, include dark leather with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. You can use shapely overhead pendant lights or candles for ambient light in the room too.

4. Heavenly Blue and Gold Earth-Tone Living Room

Blue and gold earth tone living room by Selma A
Luxurious earth-tone living room by Decorilla designer, Selma A.

Glamour is not out of reach in an earth-toned color palette. Sky blue and white lends itself to that enchanting feeling. Then, add small touches of gold and light wooden furniture to weigh it back down to earth.

Calming Earth-Tone Bedroom

Earth tone bedroom with a natural feel by Anna Y
Bedroom decorating with earth-tone hues by Decorilla designer, Anna Y.

Soothing earth-tone bedrooms exude a serene atmosphere that promotes restful nights and rejuvenating mornings. With a palette inspired by nature’s beauty, these bedrooms create a harmonious backdrop for relaxation. 

5. As Clean as a Forest Floor

Earth tone colors for a green forest inspired bedroom - Sonia C
Calming bedroom with earth-tone green by Decorilla designer, Sonia C.

Few earth-tone colors are more serene than green. It is versatile in pairing with light and darker woods, textured or smooth. Add a matching earth-tone rug for the full forest feeling in a contemporary setting.

6. Earth-Tone Bedroom in Fawn and Yellow

Earth tone yellow colors for a bedroom

The best part of an earth-tone bedroom is the opportunity to cocoon. A fawn base color can help restore a sense of hibernation and leaves plenty of space for bolder accents. So feel free to add a colorful rug and cushions to define your space. Yellow pops of color suit this earth-tone paint color particularly well.

7. From Terracotta, with Love

Natural earth tone bedroom by Caity H
Warm natural earth-tones in a bedroom by Decorilla designer, Caity H.

Terracotta always stays high on the must-have list of all the earth-tone colors. Pair it with whites or charcoal grays, and it works either way. With so many shades of terracotta available, you can also play with layers. Something about these warm earth-tone colors always reflect comfort and style.

Inspiring Earth-Tone Bathrooms

Earth tone colors in a bathroom by Lori D
Slate earth-tone colors in a bathroom by Decorilla designer, Lori D.

Bring tranquility to your daily routine with earth-tone bathrooms. With warm colors and organic materials, they create a serene and spa-like environment for relaxation. Earth-tone colors are the key to effortlessly taking your space from ordinary to a peaceful oasis. 

8. Marvel at Marble’s Earth-Tone Colors

Earth tone bathroom design by Wanda P
Earth tone bathroom design by Decorilla designer, Wanda P.

What better way to work with natural earth tones than to bring nature inside? Organic marble holds an elegance and grace that is difficult to mimic. This is a strong material with great visual impact and needs very little to complete the look. Whether an accent stool or black fixtures, simplicity is fundamental. Another perk about marble is how easy it is to keep clean!

9. Turquoise and Clay Earth-Tone Bathroom

Earth tone bathroom in teal color scheme by Lori D
Cool earth-tone blue bathroom by Decorilla designer, Lori D.

A fresh, clean feel is a must for any earth-tone bathroom. A feature wall with exposed brick keeps the color tone from overwhelming the area. Juxtapose this with a lighter color, like turquoise, to give it a breath of fresh air.

10. Sand and Stone Spa Bathroom

Earth tone bathroom by Sonia C
Natural earth-tone bathroom color palette for a home by Decorilla designer, Sonia C.

Recreate your very own spa at home with bamboo and charcoal slate tiles. Let these cool earth tones spill over onto the walls and floor for the perfect nature-inspired environment. Finish off with fluffy white towels and glass decor to bounce light throughout.

Inviting Earth-Tone Kitchen 

Earth tone kitchen decorating ideas by Alexa H
Earth-tone color scheme for a kitchen by Decorilla designer, Alexa H.

A kitchen can be a challenging room to design. Practicality needs to meet style with precision. Fortunately, an earth-tone kitchen accomplishes this with ease. The color choice being the focus of the design, you can fit in your practical elements without losing the aesthetic you desire. 

11. Pretty in Pink and Moss Green Earth-Tone Color Scheme

Earth tone colors for a kitchen in green and pink

Try the Scandinavian modern look with a two-tone cabinet and backsplash. Then, add a few dark accents and leave your counter space white for your earth-tone kitchen colors to pop.

12. Sunny & Bright Yellow Kitchen

Yellow earth tone colors for a kitchen

If bold and bright is your cup of tea, yellow cabinets on a brilliant white base layer can give you that summer feel. Add smaller accents in earth-tone blue, green, or red for a floral look. This lighter color is also more friendly for a decor busy kitchen as well as a social one.

13. Autumn Red Warm Earth Tones

Moody and natural earth tone colors in a kitchen by Krisitn B
Moody and natural earth-tone kitchen by Decorilla designer, Kristina B.

For each summer, there must be an autumn. Pair a deep red with burnt orange and dusty blue for a warmer earth-tone color palette. This is a good way forward for a more rustic farmhouse kitchen. Add in bronze and copper accents to define and elevate your design too.

Want more earth-tone colors in your home design?

Making sense of your inspiration and ideas can take time and effort. So, work with trained interior designers to coordinate and fill your home with natural earth-toned colors. Get started when you schedule a Free Interior Design Consultation today!  


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