Brown Bedroom Inspiration

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Brown is a great neutral color for bedrooms. It comes in many shades and hues that work well with cool colors like baby blues, violet, and green as well as warmer hues such as yellow, orange, and red. As the most popular neutral color used in bedrooms, brown will give you several color options and will never leave you disappointed; here are some awesome brown bedroom photos, ideas, and color choices to help you find the bedroom of your dreams.

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    Brown and White Combination

    Eclectic Bedroom with brown walls

    Brown and white is a lovely color duo that creates a cozy and romantic bedroom. Whether you decide to paint your walls a deep shade of brown with white accents—like this lovely bedroom designed by philigry—or the other way around, you’ll always end up with a pleasing and dynamic color scheme.

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    Brown and Blue Eclectic Bedroom

    Eclectic Bedroom by Anne Rue Interiors
    Anne Rue Interiors

    Brown and blue is an excellent color combination to use in a primary bedroom, such as this gorgeous eclectic bedroom designed by Anne Rue Interiors. There are many different options on how to incorporate blue and brown together; for example pastel blues with dark and soft brown hues create a subtle and popular color combination, while dark blues with brown tend to be more bold and lively as seen in bedrooms for children and teens.

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    Brown and Green Combination

    Contemporary Bedroom by Modern Organic Interiors
    Modern Organic Interiors

    Brown paired with green is another wonderful color idea for bedrooms. This combination is vibrant but if done correctly, it can be a lovely bedroom color idea. Bright green wallpaper partnered with dark chocolate furniture and accents—like this fun, trendy bedroom designed by Modern Organic Interiors—is a bold color combination that works well with a few key pieces to balance out the design—such as the white headboard, bedding, and metallic furniture.

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    Brown, Blue, and Yellow Modern Bedroom Idea

    Blue, brown and yellow room
    Cathy Hobbs

    Using brown as an accent color is a customary solution to adding balance in a bedroom. A wonderful example of this technique is in this fun, modern bedroom designed by Cathy Hobbs, who used a cool wall color—pale blue--paired with yellow accents and different shades of brown to create harmony in this sea of colors, patterns, and textures.

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    Brown, Green, and Orange Modern Bedroom

    Brown, green, and orange bedroom with artwork on the wall
    Geoffrey Hodgdon / FORMA Design, Inc.

    Soft shades of brown—also referred to as beige, taupe, or coffee—is another color alternative for your bedroom. These soft browns partnered with greens and oranges can create a unique and simple design solution, such as this sleek bedroom designed by FORMA Design, Inc.; who used a relaxing color scheme with many modern and contemporary touches.

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    Brown and Blue Contemporary Bedroom

    Traditional Bedroom with brown and blue
    Sarah Macklem / The Yellow Cape Cod

    No matter how many times you see brown and blue together it will continuously create a gorgeous color scheme for any style or type of bedroom. A wonderful example of this lovely color combination can be seen in this contemporary bedroom designed by Sarah Macklem, The Yellow Cape Cod. This design uses brown as a base color with soft blue accents within the pillows and curtains creating a snug and charming design.

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    Brown With Yellow Accents

    Contemporary Bedroom by Urrutia Designs and Photo by Matt Sartain Photography
    Matt Sartain Photography

    Combining brown and yellow together is a bit tricky because these two shades normally do not mesh well together. If you want to add yellow to your brown color scheme, the best solution is to add subtle accents here-and-there, like this eclectic bedroom designed by Urrutia Design.

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