A soft mushroom brown with bright white. This shade of brown adds to the fluffy, light feeling of this room. It keeps it cozy and light.
Between the walls, the furniture and the accessories, this room has a lot of different browns going on. It works because they are all in the same family and they are brought together by neutral creams.
Choosing a satin instead of a flat finish can make brown walls seem to glow. Flat brown runs a risk of looking a bit ashy.
A dark brown is perfectly fine for a small space. A white ceiling along with white trim and finishes keeps everything crisp and bright. Doesn't this look cheery?
This is the more modern version of dark brown and crisp white in the bathroom. The ceiling here is brown and there is no crown molding, but the contrast between the brown and the white walls helps bring out the architecture.
As long as there is plenty of light and some nice, crisp whites, a very dark brown can look fresh, rather than closed in. This is a lovely, traditional room, but it is not a bit stuffy.
The very definition of "grawn."
More brown and light blue. The nice bright pops of coral orange are the perfect complement to both colors.
Dark brown cabinetry looks awfully dated these days, unless it is done with clean lines and paired with a nice, crisp white. This is warm and modern at the same time.
Browns, beige, cream, gray and orange. Proof positive that it can work.
Wood panelling used to be the provenance of '70s rec rooms, but it has come back in all sorts of modern and fresh ways. A few tips: Don't cover every wall in wood, or it will look like a sauna. Consider horizontal lines rather than vertical ones. Oh, and it should go without saying that you use real wood.
Even very dark paneling can look fresh and modern as long as it's balanced with light.
Nice orange-brown wood panelling paired with grays and whites and lots of light. It's rich and warm, but not oppressive.
A warmer, redder version of fawn or mushroom.
A nice light grawn. It looks beige here, but it reads as light brown on a wall.