When it comes to designing living spaces, there are generally two kinds of homeowners. There are those that want to be bold, and there are those who want to be subdued. To be sure, there are benefits to using bold, bright colors in your living spaces, but there are just as many to using more subdued tones. It’s for this reason that many homeowners often choose to decorate the hearts of their homes – the living rooms – in earth tones.
Think about it. Your living room is dedicated to the idea of living. If you’ve designed it in such a way as to be “in your face”, then it can be more difficult to truly feel like you’re relaxing in the space. When you use subdued earth tones, your focus can be where it should be: on the people that you share your living room space with.
Of course, using earth tones doesn’t mean being bland. Quite the contrary, when you balance earth tones with other colorful notes, or when you use some of the bolder earth tones out there, you can make a living room design that’s every bit as colorful and bright as the boldest living room design out there. With that in mind, come check out these 22 examples of living rooms with earth tones, and see for yourself what’s possible!
1. Subtle Love
Brown and yellow hues come together in this beautiful and spacious living room, lending a wonderfully charming vibe.
2. Using Black
When you’re using earth tones, things can get a little blah. You can use black to lend some dimension to your layout and design.
If you really want to bring out that earthy vibe, then house plants will be essential for your living room with earth tones.
When you use leather pieces in your earth toned living room, consider offsetting those pieces with rustic fabrics.
To add a little spark to your living room’s design that features earth tones, consider including some peach hues.
6. Dark Wood
When framing the windows of a living room featuring earth tones, consider going with darkly stained wood.
The mosaic tile around this fireplace is the perfect complement to the earthy hues of this beautiful living room.
8. A Place For Wood
Having storage for firewood right next to the fireplace is a real deft touch for this wonderfully contemporary living room.
9. Bright, Wonderful
This living room design does a wonderful job of using earth tones to create a bright and wonderful atmosphere.
If you want to add a sense of richness to your living room designs with earth tones, consider using a deep red like this.
Treated concrete can be a great flooring solution when you think your going to go with an earth tone color palate for your living room.
12. Planting Roots
Note how all it take is one houseplant to really add charm to this living room design featuring earth tones.
13. Throw It Around
Adding some pop to the color palate can be easily accomplished when you select the right throw pillows.
14. Autumnal Glow
You’ve just got to love the autumnal glow of the paint color that’s been used in this living room with earth tone furniture.
15. Light It Up
Check out how the beautiful light fixtures in this earth tone living room add vibrancy and interest to the space.
16. Contemporary Warmth
When you’re designing a contemporary living room, consider using earth tones. Such colors can really add warmth.
17. Lots O’ Wood
Without a doubt, you’ll want to include plenty of natural wood in your natural earth tone living room design.
18. For Example…
Check out what the wood accent wall behind the fireplace does to this amazing living room space.
19. Just A Touch
Instead of going full earth tones, you can use them throughout the design. This can add dimension to a lighter color palate.
20. Hardwood Floors
You’ve got to love the glow of the hardwood floors in this space; it adds so much to the earth tone color palate that has bee used.
Beautiful fabric patterns can add some amazing personality to a living room that’s using ample earth tones.
22. It’s Your Space
Earth tones are perfect for creating that intimate and comfortable vibe in the living room that so many want. Are earth tones right for you?