How to Incorporate Earthy Colors Into Your Home

Incorporating earthy colors into your home creates an inviting, cozy, and relaxing ambiance. These colors may not be bold or vibrant, but their subtlety and softness exude a sense of serenity. Upon moving into our townhome, I discovered my love for the colors of nature. I yearned to establish a warm and welcoming atmosphere where everyone would feel at home. After all, a home should be a refuge from the world, a place to unwind and find peace.

Ficus fig plant in a living room
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My favorite earthy colors are the rich hues of terracotta, rust, mustard, cherrywood, and sage. They perfectly harmonize with neutral shades, creating an organic modern homestyle – my favorite design palette! In this blog post, I’ll share my top tips for effortlessly incorporating these earthy tones into your home décor without it feeling forced. These simple style tips will help you create the cozy and inviting home ambiance you’ve been longing for.

The Right Way to Decorate with Earthy Colors

When decorating with earthy colors, simplicity is key. Just like with any color scheme, it’s essential to avoid overdoing it. Always pair earthy hues with neutral colors to achieve a well-balanced look in your home. If you’re renting your home, like we are, consider skipping the paint and focus on incorporating plants.

What Colors Go Well with Earthy Colors?

Neutrals such as tan, beige, cream, white, and grey beautifully complement earthy colors. They play a crucial role in balancing your home’s design and accentuating the deeper tones without overwhelming the space. If you do want to incorporate another color, opt for lighter versions like ‘ballerina slipper’ instead of bold choices like hot pink. This way, you maintain a cohesive and soothing atmosphere while still adding a touch of variation.

Choose a Color Palette of 4

Before restyling or decorating your home, start by selecting four colors you love that complement each other well. These will form the foundation of your home style palette. For instance, my favorite palette includes cream, rustic oak, terracotta, and sage. To delve deeper into the world of styling, consider choosing one neutral color, one wood variation color, and two earthy colors. This approach will help you create a harmonious and visually appealing home décor scheme that reflects your personal taste and preferences through the entire house.

How to Incorporate Earthy Colors in Your Home

1. Add Plants

Adding plants is one of the easiest ways to bring earthy colors into your home. You could add a ZZ plant to your bedroom, a snake plant in the office, an aloe vera in the kitchen, and a Ficus Fig tree in the living room. Not only will these plants contribute to the overall aesthetic, but they will also purify the air and create a calming atmosphere

2. Choose an Earthy Paint Color

“If you have the opportunity, selecting an earthy paint color can work wonders in changing the entire ambiance of a room. For a bold choice, consider opting for a dark earthy color and create an accent wall while painting the other three walls in a neutral color. This combination will infuse the space with warmth and character while maintaining a balanced and inviting atmosphere. When shopping for your paint, choose a nontoxic paint to keep your home healthy.

3. Nature-Inspired Wall Décor

Regardless of whether you rent or own your home, command strips are a handy solution for hanging nature-inspired wall décor. Consider displaying paintings of mountains, woods, or animals to bring the beauty of nature indoors. Additionally, old wooden signs, dried flower shadowboxes, or macramé pieces can add a touch of rustic charm to your walls.

4. Natural Fiber Rugs

Rugs are a fantastic way to instantly make any space feel cozy and welcoming. Consider opting for natural fibered rugs like jute, or rugs with earthy hues to enhance the warmth and organic feel of your home. Whether placed in the living room, bedroom, or even the entryway, these rugs not only add comfort underfoot but also infuse the room with a touch of natural beauty.

5. Earthy Colored Ascent Furniture

When searching for new furniture, consider selecting a neutral sofa and earthy-hued accent chairs. This combination is a wonderful way to infuse your home with earthy colors while maintaining a unique and inviting atmosphere. If investing in new furniture is not feasible at the moment, you can opt for sofa covers in a color you love. This budget-friendly option allows you to refresh your living space and bring in the desired earthy vibes without breaking the bank.

6. Earthy Color Blankets and Pillows

Last but not least, consider investing in or making earthy colored knitted blankets and throw pillows. These seemingly small details actually matter more than you think. They not only provide cozy texture to a room but also play a vital role in bringing the entire space together. If your room already has various color hues present, opt for neutral cream tones in your knitted blankets and throw pillows to create a harmonious and cohesive look.

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  1. I love this blog 💛
    It gives great ideas to make it look awesome, when using earth tones and neutral colors!!
    I love the tip to use different 🪴 plants in different rooms. It’s a cool way to give it some color & get healthy benefits!
    You gave me the inspiration to think out of the box (to use things I didn’t think would work together)!

    I use to love using colors in rooms. But not anymore cause I feel like it’s too busy.
    I think this is a great way I can make a room look nice with out looking to busy!

    Thanks for this wonderful blog!