10 Ways to Decorate With Chestnut

This brown shade will instantly warm up your home for colder days ahead.

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September 15, 2017
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Chestnut Color Palette

Who said decorating with brown is boring? Chestnut is a warm brown hue that works with virtually any color. We love the colors, patterns and textures in this eclectic space. To get a similar look, try (from L to R), Behr Sweet Molasses (PPU5-20), Valspar Cosmic Blue (4008-10C), Glidden Papyrus Paper (50YY 65/071) and Sherwin-Williams Sequin (SW 6394).

Colorful, Sleek Living Room

To create a playful yet functional room, designers added a durable, warm brown leather sofa that is easy to clean. Patterned pillows and a sleek coffee table add extra color and texture.

Bright and Airy Kitchen

Sleek, warm wood cabinets pair with elegant white marble countertops in this contemporary kitchen. Open shelving creates an airy atmosphere and keeps everyday dishes handy. The focal point of the space is the marble-clad island, which provides extra counter space, as well as houses more storage and an integrated microwave.

Urban Brooklyn Patio

Warm wood paneling and sleek gray planter boxes surround this Brooklyn townhouse patio, which is grounded by patterned gray tiles. An oversized chaise lounge is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors.

Warm Brown Leather Furniture

The dominant palette in this sitting area is full of the cool colors, gray and white. To warm up the space, designers incorporated brown leather armchairs, a cowhide ottoman and a brass chandelier.

Stylish Nook

As soon as you enter the living area, a comfortable Eames lounge chair invites you in. Behind the chair, a solid brick wall is adorned with an art piece by Francis Augustine. Flowing linen taupe window drapes and a cowhide rug complete the look.

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Neutral Bedroom With Pops of Purple

Layers of lavender and cream bring a calm, inviting feel to the bedroom. Creams, warm browns and other neutrals complete the serene environment.

Open Great Room

A generously-sized room provides spaces for both relaxing around the fireplace and dining with friends. Rather than resting below one of the specific zones, a large brown area rug helps delineate the space separating each zone.

Transitional Master Bedroom

A modern black canopy bed grounds this all-white space with a lofted ceiling. The brown faux fur throw, snakeskin printed pillows and a textured area rug bring tactile warmth and dimension.

Home Office or Guest Bedroom?

To create a multifunctional seating area, designer Tim Barber chose a flexible mix of vintage and reproduction pieces. The inviting brown sofa sleeper transforms the office into a convertible guest bedroom in a pinch. Pops of cheery yellow brighten the space.

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