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Cocoa Powder: 15 Ways to Use This Cozy Neutral

September 05, 2016

Though it adds instant warmth to a room, this hue also pairs surprisingly well with cooler tones. Find 15 ideas for using this cocoa-inspired shade in your home.

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Cocoa Powder Color Palette

This versatile neutral falls somewhere between warm and cool, so it complements a wide range of other hues. In this eclectic living room, a cocoa-colored sofa looks plush and inviting against a navy blue wall.

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Comforting Color

This hue feels like a cup of cocoa: instantly warm and cozy. Use it in a bedroom with other soft colors to create a welcoming, restful space.

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Photo: Michael J. Lee. From: Ana Donohue.

Vibrant Palette

Cocoa-colored walls can also serve as a backdrop for a lively color scheme. In this eclectic dining room, accents of aqua and orange add a bold splash of color against neutral walls.

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Warming Up White

If your all-white living room is looking a tad too stark, warm it up with a hint of cocoa. In this space, the cocoa colors in the chaise longue and the wood floors make the space feel more inviting.

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