17th October 2022

Chocolate Brown Living Room Ideas

By Darlings Of Chelsea

If you’re planning on redecorating your living room and are currently unsure which is the best colour to go for, you may not have given brown that much consideration – but you really should. Once considered a little old-fashioned, this incredibly versatile colour has been growing in popularity in recent years, culminating with Dulux naming Brave Ground as its colour of the year for 2021.

Both warm and inviting, incorporating brown into your interiors open lots of different doors in terms of complementary and contrasting colours and it also works beautifully with natural textures, such as wood, wool, and linen. If that hasn’t convinced you, here’s our chocolate brown living room ideas, which demonstrate why this colour should feature in your shortlist.

What Colours Go with Chocolate Brown?

Whether you choose a chocolate brown sofa, accessories or paint chocolate brown onto your walls, the good news is that this shade goes with pretty much every colour. If you want to create a Scandi aesthetic and are looking at whites and a neutral palette, a chocolate brown leather sofa would sit seamlessly within this interior style. If you plan on using bright, bold colours, use the warmth and neutrality brown brings to the table to add some softness to your space.

Alternatively, if you have your heart set on a mid-century modern style and want to bring some retro into your interior, why not pair a chocolate brown velvet sofa with orange hues to create the perfect throwback to that era.

What Colours Go Best with a Brown Sofa?

Whether you choose a chocolate brown leather sofa or a chocolate brown velvet sofa, the key is to work out what colours to decorate the rest of your space in. And that may depend on the overall style you want to create.

Scandi or Japandi interiors focus on a minimalist style – with white a key colour, alongside a neutral palette of creams, greys and light browns. The use of a chocolate brown sofa will create a harmonious balance and bring some warmth at the same time. If you like the idea of a more traditional interior, warmer, richer colours may be top of your list. From rich reds to heritage blues and greens, a brown sofa will provide the perfect contrast. Consider adding accessories such as throws or cushions to create extra texture.

With the depth of colour chocolate brown brings, you can also look at bold colours such as teal and mustard, or veer towards a more subtle palette with blush pinks and baby blues. There is a wealth of chocolate brown living room ideas available online, so whether it’s a chocolate brown sofa, chocolate brown furniture or chocolate brown walls that appeal, you’re sure to find some inspiration to help you make your decision!

How Do You Decorate a Brown Living Room?

If you’ve decided on a chocolate living room, the key is to choose how and where to utilise this rich colour. Due to their timeless style and practicality, living rooms with brown leather sofas are one of the most popular ways to make the most of this shade but there are plenty of different ways you can incorporate it. Consider using layering within your interior, introducing different depths of this colour around the room, from your walls to your floor, furniture, and soft furnishings.

Given the richness that chocolate brown can provide, have a think about some natural textures which can work in harmony with this colour, whether that’s using:

  • Wooden floorboards.
  • Wooden tables.
  • Picture frames.
  • or mirrors.

And if you’re worried that painting your walls chocolate brown may be too much, consider creating a feature wall, which can contrast against the lighter colour you choose. Don’t be afraid to introduce patterns into your living room – from patterned wallpaper to patterned rugs, it can really help to create a focal point in your room.