Sedate colors, evocative of weathered woods, make an excellent backdrop for calming interiors with great pops of color. "Taos Taupe" by Benjamin Moore is a favorite of mine; the colors in the images above are unknown. As always, you can click on the images above for a bigger version! (image on L via Jeneration Interiors, image on R via DecorPad)
How festive. And brown.
Really though, nature knows color, and the desaturated, graying, worn browns of bark are the ultimate neutrals. In various shades of taupe, charcoal, rust, and dirt, these are colors that are as versatile as they are comforting. Bark colors aren’t really the same as the ever-popular reclaimed wood look we’re seeing so much of; bark is more of an ashy ying to reclaimed wood’s often red-tinted yang. Want to pair a vibrant turquoise with a bark-inspired neutral palette? — Go ahead. What about a tangerine infusion? — That works, too. These neutrals have so much potential, and are inspired by nature as all best neutrals are.
Enjoy your regularly scheduled Color Friday!
Clockwise from swatch at top left: Benjamin Moore's "Taos Taupe" (2111-40);Kamani Bark Bowl from Uncommon Goods (image via Uncommon Goods); Birch Forest Wall Decor (image via High Camp Home); Benjamin Moore's "Weathered Oak" (1050); Yukon Trail Birch and Metal Candleholders by Verandh Home (image via Verandah Home); Barn Wood Brush Lamp by Margaret Taylor (image via Uncommon Goods); Log Bowls by Loyal Loot (image via Loyal Loot Collective); Bark Rug by Linge Pure (image via Woven Ground)
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