Skip to Content
chevron-left chevron-right chevron-up chevron-right chevron-left arrow-back star phone quote checkbox-checked search wrench info shield play connection mobile coin-dollar spoon-knife ticket pushpin location gift fire feed bubbles home heart calendar price-tag credit-card clock envelop facebook instagram twitter youtube pinterest yelp google reddit linkedin envelope bbb pinterest homeadvisor angies

A living room decorated in earth tones. Shown with Duette honeycomb shades, available at Read Design


The earth tone palette are comfortable, rich looking and warm, adding harmony and coziness to a home environment. They remind us of the colors of the falling leaves in the harvest season.

An earth tone palette can go with almost any decorating style – smooth and sophisticated, rough and rustic, or dainty and feminine. It all depends on the specific hues you select and the style of the home elements you purchase. Using lighter versions of earth tones will create a more lustrous, natural look.

An elegant dining room with brown furnishings. Window coverings are available at Read Design in Plano.
An earth tone palette can go with almost any decorating style.


Consider the variety of earth tones that work well for home design projects: ginger, copper, cinnamon, tan, umber, khaki, pumpkin, coffee, persimmon, sage, and terra cotta.

Earth tone hues tend to work well with each other, so it’s easier to combine colors than with some other palettes.

Earth tones also go well with cream, taupe, beige and light gray as a neutral. Use white to brighten an earth tone palette or introduce black to add drama and sophistication.

A bedroom in earth tones. Shown with Vignette Modern Roman shades.
Earth tones tend to work well together.


These tones are perfect for a variety of interior elements, including:
– Upholstery fabric
– Window treatments
– Pillows and bedding
– Rugs and flooring
– Paint
– Countertops

We like to use bold colors as accent pieces. This is a great way to bring extra color into a room without messing with the dynamic of the interior design scheme.If you have large windows or a beautiful outdoor setting, earth tone hues will help blend the indoors and outdoors, since they mimic the colors of the natural world.

Take the chill out of your home environment this fall. Add earthy tones for a natural and balanced look. This color palette is inviting and warm so you will feel comfortable and cozy in your home.

A dining room with large windows. Shown with light green Provenance woven wood shades.
Earth tone hues help blend the indoors and outdoors.