Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Brown represents wholesomeness and earthiness. While it might be considered a little on the dull side, it also represents steadfastness, simplicity, friendliness, dependability, and health.
I've enjoyed the colors of summer and seeing them in your lives too. Here's to your health as we welcome autumn and wrap ourselves in the rich earthy hues of such a comforting color.

My favorite brown haired, brown eyed boy

My favorite brown eyed Brownie

A scrumptious place to read, Annabelle finds it irresistible.

Brown is a natural, down-to-earth neutral color. It is found in earth, wood, and stone.
Brown is a warm neutral color that can stimulate the appetite. It is found extensively in nature in both living and non-living materials.

The color brown and its lighter cousins in tan, taupe, beige, or cream make excellent backgrounds helping accompanying colors appear richer, brighter. Use brown to convey a feeling of warmth, honesty, and wholesomeness. Although found in nature year-round, brown is often considered a fall and winter color. It is more casual than black.

Shades of brown coupled with green are an especially earthy pair, often used to convey the concept of recycling or earth-friendly products. Very dark brown can replace black, adding a slightly warmer tone to some palettes. Brighten brown with a mellow yellow or rusty orange. Go smart but conservative with a mix of brown and deep purple, green, gray, or orange-red.
Sienna, bay, sand, wood, dapple, auburn, chestnut, nut-brown, cinnamon, russet, tawny, chocolate, tan, brunette, fawn, liver-colored, mahogany, oak, bronze, terra-cotta, toast, umber, cocoa, coffee, copper, ecru, ginger, hazel, khaki, ochre, puce, snuff-colored.

Riley, our chocolate lab's chocolate nose

1 comment:

Kristine said...

Yeah! Brown is my favorite. I was just thinking yesterday a new color challenge was needed.:) I can't wait to get a chance to post.