Friday, July 1, 2011

Brown and Cream

While cleaning up my little creative space to get ready for the Where  Bloggers Create party next month, my eye happened upon the cans of spray paint that I need to put away.  I was struck by how nice the creamy color of the Heirloom White looks with the Espresso brown.

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It made me think of a set of dishes I bought a year or two ago from Kmart.  {This picture is horrible but it’s all I’ve got and is from over a year ago!}.

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It made me think of my favorite colors in transferware {which I don’t own any of ~ yet}.

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brown.cream.transferware.etsy

It made me think that this combination would work for a husband and wife with the brown being more masculine and the cream being more feminine.

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Via Décor Pad

It made me think of the many ways it could be used in home décor.

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brown.cream.pillows

bedding

toile.drapes

Even my recently redone dresser has a brown and cream theme going on.

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And fashion.

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brown.cream.coat

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Via Wedding Bee

I think I may have to give this combination more attention in future!

Kathy

16 comments:

Okio B Designs said...

Definitely a great color combination. I also like pink with brown!

J

Sassy Marsha said...

I love this combination! I have it in our living room and a combination of this with a touch of blue in our master bedroom. Love those dishes. They remind me of the Johnson Brothers dishes my aunt used to have. I think hers were square if I remember correctly. She used to put them in the oven to heat them before dinner . . . funny how that just popped into my head. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekened!

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
I love brown and creme together. I also love brown transferware, but only have a few pieces.
The room with the toile draperies makes me want to redo a bedroom! LOL!

hugs
Sissie

CAS said...

I really like the combo, too. It looks "rich" without being "stuffy."

Ruby Jean said...

I was just thinking the other day how I wish I had a room in the house to put different colors in...Because there are so many beautiful combinations out there...Sometimes it's hard to choose one...

I LOVE the brown and cream combo...the wedding picture is beautiful and your dresses displays beautifully as well...

Have a Wonderful 4th

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That is a pretty combo isn't it? I love the room with the blue walls though...so maybe I need a little bit of aqua with it after all.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Kathy, I especially like the bedroom with masculine brown and feminine cream - great combo. Linda

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Kathy honey what a wonderful post you have put together. These colors are prefect like you mentioned for both sexes.
If I ever moved and started over this would be my choice.
Your night table you redid turned out fab. Wish I had your talent.
Have a safe and Happy 4th
Love
Maggie

buythebesthome said...

Hi Kathy!!!I'm from Unique Loft space I truly admire your Brilliant decorating ideas.!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

your chest is amazing... lovin the brown n cream combo...

happy 4th~!

xoxoxo
Sonny

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kathy, I love brown and cream. My bedroom has that plus the pale blue thrown in. Have a great 4th and I like your new picture.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That is a nice color combo!

Have a wonderful 4th!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Kathy,
Oh, I love those pictures and the color combo!!! And it looks so pretty with the aqua too....gorgeous!

Happy 4th of July to you and your family!

XO
Cindy

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Such a classic combination. Loved the pillows with the bows! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog. Have a happy 4th!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I think this is a really elegant color combination.

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Kathy-

I am loving brown and cream right now, too. Brown has never been my color, but I am really beginning to get excited about it. The bathroom I am re-doing all started after I found a brown and creamy white shower curtain for 14 dollars at HomeGoods.

All of the images you gathered are so pretty.

My best-Diane

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