How to Choose a Rug Color for Living Room: Special For The Color Brown
How To & Advice• July 10•13 minutes
At first glance, the brown color can be ubiquitous, making a fresh replacement for any neutral color with a profundity and sense of depth. Don’t take it as an old-school favorite, it can be the young trend if you manage well. Dig into the brown obsession and make the most of it, you will thank me later and regret having not found it earlier, if you’re not buying my words, keep reading and see for yourself!
Start The Brown Obsession
The Johnson family was a regular middle-class family, living in a modest two-story house in the suburbs. One day, Mrs. Johnson stumbled upon a brown couch at a garage sale and brought it home. To her surprise, her husband and children loved the color and the comfort of the couch, and it quickly became the center of their living room.
As the weeks went by, the Johnsons started to develop a taste for brown. Mr. Johnson painted one of the walls in the living room brown, and before they knew it, the whole room was filled with brown furniture, curtains, and decor. They even started wearing brown clothing and carrying brown handbags and briefcases.
Soon, the Johnsons became known in the neighborhood as the "Brown Family." People would stop by their houses just to admire the warm and cozy ambiance that the color brought. Neighbors started to follow their lead and paint their own walls brown, and before long, the whole street was filled with brown houses.
The Johnsons were thrilled with their newfound passion and even started a blog about brown interior design, telling people the benefits of incorporating brown into one's home and lifestyle. Brown has become a part of their family history, and they are proud of their impact on the interior design world. They have a lifelong love affair with color.
But someday, they thought wall-to-wall brown is kind of saccharine, so maybe just an accessory for a great difference? How about shifting the brown obsession to a low-key one? Here then comes the brown rugs, a piece of importance hard to overestimate, but how to do justice to this rug, a nondescript decor segment compared to the overall one? Keep scrolling and find out.
RugItAll's Brown Inspiration
Then the Johnsons decide to just use a simple brown rug in their living room. No more brown elements. If that can work, the stereotype can be broken, and the ideas can thrive thereafter. In RugItAll's brown collection, there you have it: Plain to see, a brown rug can work wonders in a living room, adding texture and warmth to the space. But that's not the whole picture. Here we provide you with more penetrating ideas to treat it well and grasp all the techniques to make brown rugs shine in the spotlight:
A Neutral Base of Coziness
A brown rug can serve as a neutral base for a living room, acting as a backdrop for other, more vibrant elements in the space. For example, if you have a colorful sofa or armchair, a brown rug can help ground those pieces and balance the room.
Or If you have a minimalist or modern living room, a brown rug can add a touch of warmth and comfort to the space, creating a comfortable place to lounge and relax. Match it with a neutral-color sofa and wall theme. The serenity comes right in seamlessly.
Contrast Makes All the Charm
A brown rug can also create a difference in a living room just as any other color. But with its maturity and modesty deep within, you still need to use some brain. If you have light-colored walls and furniture, a dark brown rug can create a striking contrast, making the other elements in the room pop. Conversely, if you have dark walls and furniture, a light brown rug can help brighten the space and make it feel more spacious.
In other words, brown sacrifices, stands out, and makes their counterparts more noticeable and memorable. You can find the use of high contrast can also convey a sense of energy, excitement, or drama, which can be appealing to people. Such a powerful tool for creating visually appealing and effective designs is why people tend to love it.
Wood to Wood Match-up
Brown rugs look gorgeous with wood flooring and furniture, here is easy answer out there for everybody to see: they're of the same color family. The most accessible and most popular combination is pairing brown rugs with wood flooring and furniture.
This works so well because they are part of the same color family. The natural, earthy hue of brown wood provides a solid foundation for the space, while adding a brown rug adds texture and warmth to the mix. The two elements work together to create a cohesive and harmonious look.
Though RugItall's brown rugs are made of the same 80% Recycled Polyester + 20% Recycled Cotton out of our commitment to sustainability, that doesn't affect them for using patterns to add depth and interest, and a touch of sophistication to the space. While a solid brown rug is a classic and timeless choice, you can also incorporate patterns to add visual interest. A rug with a subtle, woven pattern, for example, will complement the wood elements in the room without overpowering them.
If you are looking for a bolder statement, a rug with a large graphic pattern can be a great way to add a pop of color and texture to the space. Geometric patterns like diamonds, triangles, or hexagons can create a modern and edgy look in a room. In contrast, rugs featuring a beautiful floral pattern can add a touch of elegance and femininity. Trust me, the list goes on and on, and you should make your own style via patterns that impress you.
Ever-lasting Brown with Washabiity
Back to The Johnsons, they realized all the merits and subtle skills but still worry the durability and look of the rug because it was their first time using a washable one. The old ones down the garbage can were a nuisance, come to think of it.
We are here for little enlightenment: first, the brown color per se is so enduring in its washability. Unlike other colors that fade or become dull over time, Brown has the ability to hold its rich, deep tone even after multiple washes.
Whether you're washing a favorite pair of jeans or a luxurious throw blanket, rest assured that the brown will remain as vibrant and beautiful as the day you bought it. This makes brown not only a practical choice for everyday wear and use but also an investment in quality and longevity.
Then it's the embedded washability we have in RugItAll, thanks to our EasyZone System (rugs can be detached and reattached to our EasyZone System Base without losing their grip).
After detachment, washing ensues. Still a cinch: remove the Rug Cover from your EasyZone System Base and reattach the replacement rug to the EasyZone System Base. Then, put it in the washer/dryer for a quick and immaculately clean. Don't fret because it can stand the trial and tribulation of machine washing, and it's born for that. The same cool brown rug will stay intact and come back after a while.
The ever-lasting brown with washability is a color that has stood the test of time for good reason. Whether you're looking for a neutral palette or a pop of color, brown is versatile and pairs easily with other shades. The rich, earthy tones of brown evoke feelings of home and comfort.
And with its ability to hold its rich, deep tone even after multiple washes, it sure invests in quality and longevity. Why not embrace the timeless elegance of brown today and enjoy its beauty for years to come?