What Are Earth Tones?Earth tones are most often defined as the naturally-occurring colors found in dirt, grass and rocks. However, some designers and color experts expand the definition to include sky, water, flowers and other (more colorful) elements.
How Do You Decorate with Earth Tones?No matter how inexperienced you may be as a decorator, it is virtually impossible to ‘mess up’ when decorating with earth tones. This is because Mother Nature is the ultimate decorator – she’s been around way longer than you and me and knows a thing or two about which colors go together. Which is to say: look outside. Looking at the ground below, you’ll see how the sprightly green of the grass plays off the warmth of the dark soil. Depending on your locale, you may spot the fiery passion of reddish clay, the cooling balance of grey rocks or the softening effect of beige sand.
Indeed, the earth knows a thing or two about aesthetic, so the next time you’re in a decorating pinch, just look outside – the colors you need are all spelled out for you. Choose a few of your favorites, incorporate them into your living space, and get ready to ‘wow’ your guests with a home that feels effortlessly pulled together.