Move over, white minimalist interiors. There's a new design trend in town, and it's chocolatey and delicious. That's right, chocolate interiors are the latest must-have for stylish homes. And we can see why. Who doesn't love the rich, warm hue of coffee? It's the perfect way to add a touch of luxury to any space. In this blog post, we’ll go over the reasons that brown interiors are trending, and the various ways you can add the neutral tone into key rooms in your home.
These glossy hex tiles, our very own Ocean Glass Hexagon Amber Mosaics, are certainly a design that wows. The classy bathroom backsplash is created with a warming look that is perfect for any transitional home. A lovely, romanticized version of what a neutral tone interior could be like!
Before we get into a dose of inspiration, let’s first review the list of reasons that brown interiors are trending!
A want for cozy, luxury without the price tag.
People want a cozier, inviting vibe and brown, neutral interior colors provide just that. Chocolate is associated with comfort and relaxation, making it the perfect choice for a cozy home.
This lux living room clearly takes inspiration from the earth, with its gorgeous copper interior design. The metallic statement wall tile (our very own Ionic Copper Porcelain Tile) is definitely eye-catching, but it's the unique texture that really makes this room stand out. The deep browns are also a perfect backdrop for the bursts of neutral tone color provided by the green plants and bright white accents. Overall, this room is a beautiful example of a rich interior done right.
Not only do they make rooms look and feel more expensive, but they also add a sense of luxury and sophistication to any space. The rich hue is perfect for creating an elegant, formal look, or for adding a touch of drama to a room. And because chocolate is such a versatile color, it can be used in a wide variety of design styles, from traditional to contemporary.
So if you're looking for a way to add some extra flair to your home, consider brown interiors. You'll be sure to impress your guests - and yourself! - with the results.
Add a dose of beautiful neutral with our Wooden Glass Hexagon Tiles! The gorgeous texture of these mosaics adds just the right pop of color and movement to your kitchen backsplash.
As Interior designer Jake Arnold, principal of Studio Jake Arnold told Vogue.com: "My motto is always brown, never gray. Shades of brown bring about warmth, earthiness, and calm that feel timeless and grounding."
Chocolate is the ultimate replacement of once-trending all-white interiors:
Sometimes, you just need to take a long, relaxing soak in the tub. And what better way to do that than in a beautiful primary bathroom like this one? The bronze claw foot bathtub is the perfect centerpiece, and our Ocean Glass Cloud Platinum White tile on the walls just adds to the overall look. Proof that a bronze color scheme is definitely superior to an all-white one for spa days at home.
Anyone who has been a fan of Pinterest in the last several years knows that all-white, minimalist interiors were the go-to. While it may seem a shock to the system that now we're saying browns and tans will replace this fad. But the thing is, it’s a fresh break and just what the design community needs. After all, design fatigue is real, and it’s important to shake things up!
A nod to a favorite decade, the 1970’s
1970's interiors have been on the rise and brown is at the forefront of the color palette of this decade. This makes sense, as you know, 1970s interiors were ripe with earth tones -- dark greens, bold oranges, sunshine yellows, and deep, rich chocolate… the perfect way to bring that '70s vibe into your home.
Now this design is one for the 70’s luxury living books! Our gorgeous Evil Eye Wooden Beige marble mosaic tile creates an exquisite entryway in this mudroom, resulting in true sophistication and upscale elegance
Such a sentiment is echoed by Giampiero Tagliaferri, principal of Studio Tagliaferri, in Vogue:
“When I look at interiors from that era I always have the feeling that brown is a sort of neutral color of that time, therefore profusely used,” Tagliaferri says, “Seventies are definitely on trend in design and there comes the brown.”
If you're not ready to commit to cappuccino-colored everything, try incorporating it into your décor with neutral-colored furniture or accents. A leather sofa would be a perfect addition to any living room. Or, for a more subtle approach, try adding some bronze-toned throw pillows or blankets to your space.
No matter how you choose to incorporate it, chocolate is sure to add a touch of warmth and luxury to your home.
A creature comfort during unsure times.
During the pandemic, there was a move towards more grounded, organic design aesthetics in design. People gravitate more towards indoor-outdoor living spaces, and earth tones reflected that mindset. Browns, beiges, and tans are all in line with the chocolate interior trend.
Can you say gorgeous? This stunning powder room inspired by glam and glitz hits all the right design notes with our very own Moroccan Star & Cross White Gray Antique Mixed Etched Marble Tiles. The warm, earthy tones of the tile are perfectly complemented by the sleek lines of the vanity and the structural shape of the sink.
This aesthetic is warm, inviting, and grounding. It evokes a sense of stability and comfort, which is especially important during times of uncertainty. Brown also has a rich history in design. It has been used in some of the world's most iconic interiors, from residential suburban homes to high-end hotels. And it is sure to continue to be a popular choice for years to come.
Now for the inspiration you’ve been waiting for!
Use chocolate touches for wall designs with tile.
Earth tones like brown or caramel are the ultimate neutral colors. Both can be used to create any type of atmosphere, from cozy and inviting to sleek and modern. Whereas white can wash out a design and gray can create a monotonous flow of drab, earthy hues add depth, warmth, and function. Take for example the way this urban penthouse uses our Brick Brooklyn Natural tile to create a stand-out dining room wall tile design. It has texture, depth, warmth and is the perfect balance between industrial and contemporary.
As noted above: Chocolate walls are the new white. And we're not talking about your standard brown paint - we're talking about luscious coffee-hued interiors all around. That's right, caramel tone walls or copper floors are a great way to add a touch of luxury to any space. Plus, they're perfect for creating a cozy retreat or a sleek and modern home.
Talk about making a statement! This bathroom is absolutely breathtaking, and it's all thanks to the stunning use of our Mother of Pearl Wild Triangle mosaic tiles. We love the way the designer incorporated them into this space as a feature shower wall.
For example, brown tiles are a great way to add texture and depth to your walls. You can use them as an accent or create a feature wall tile design. If you're looking for something a little more unique, chocolate tone wallpaper or peel-and-stick tiles are also a more transitional option. There are tons of beautiful deep interior accents to choose from, and it's a great way to add some personality to your space
Make your kitchen have an extra dose of sweetness
Think that earth tones or neutral interiors would make your kitchen look dated, or worse, dull? Not so! Rich colors or accent fixtures can really make for a beautifully impactful kitchen design.
For one thing, chocolate brown is a rich, warm color that can make a space feel cozy and inviting. Which, like hello, who doesn’t want their kitchen to be cozy and inviting? Sign us up!
Who knew that chic and toasty could go so well together? We certainly didn't, until we laid eyes on this kitchen design. The Gold and Beige Hexagon Peel and Stick Tile is the perfect backsplash for this space, providing both a unique design element and a practical solution for protecting the wall from spills and splatters.
Plus, there’s a multitude of ways to take advantage of this color scheme. Sure, you can add a caramel-inspired countertop and call it day or you can get creative! You can easily use caramel as an accent color and use an organic mosaic tile backsplash or large format floor tile. Then, to strike the right balance, pair chocolate brown backsplash tile design with lighter colors in your decor like cream or white kitchen cabinets. This will help to create a sense of contrast and visual interest.
You can also use this shade as an accent color, by incorporating it into cabinetry instead and use white tiles for your main backsplash design or floor tile design in your kitchen. When used judiciously, chocolate brown can add just the right amount of sweetness to your kitchen design.
Incorporate warm colors into bathroom designs.
Chocolate is often associated with sweets and treats, but this rich, delicious color can also be used to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere in your home’s shower. When used in the bathroom, wood tones can help to create a spa-like oasis that is both inviting and luxurious. Take for example the way this homeowner incorporated our rustic Gems Fume Shanghai wood look tile as a shower wall design. Pure delight!
If you're looking for a way to add a touch of luxury to your home, consider beige or mahogany bathrooms. Not only are they elegant and inviting, but they're also perfect for creating a spa-like oasis in your own home. Who doesn't want to indulge in a bubble bath with a glass of wine after a long day?
However, there are a few things to keep in mind if you're considering this color palette. First, it's important to choose a shade that is rich and saturated. Second, be sure to add plenty of lighting to counteract the natural darkness of the space. And last but not least, don't forget to accessorize! Towels, rugs, and candles in complementary colors will help tie the whole look together.
While white may be the traditional choice for kitchen tile, we think it's time to branch out and explore some darker chocolate interiors. Our Ocean Glass Amber tiles are the perfect way to add a touch of elegance to your kitchen design.
There's no denying that the chocolate interior design trend is sweeping the nation. And there are plenty of reasons why people can't get enough of it. For one, the color coordination makes for an instantly transformative, and lux space, even for homes with a lower budget.
They also love how transitional they are. Yes, they're trending now, but they will still work into other design trends down the line since earth tones never fade. But perhaps the best reason to love the chocolate interior design trend is because it makes your house feel like Willy Wonka's factory. And who doesn't want that? Be sure to sign up and save on all tiles online to get started on your next home improvement project.