Coffeehouse Color Palettes Perk Up Rooms

The neat thing about colours from the brown spectrum is that they seamlessly together, so using them is foolproof. Pick three colors or more out of the range (from heavy espresso and rich mocha to gold caramel and foamed milk) and observe your room come together in a look that’s richly layered and utterly comfortable. Tap into the rich, warm colours of frothy coffeehouse favorites for this effortless color scheme, along with your house will feel cozy long after the last leaves fall.

Sealy Design Inc..

Blend warm neutrals for a simple, elegant appearance. The beauty of a coffeehouse-inspired color palette is that you can mix colours with abandon — in actuality, the more the merrier. A warm cinnamon-brown sofa anchors this living room arrangement, supported by espresso curtains and light latte-foam-colored walls.

John Maniscalco Architecture

Warm up the kitchen with refined coffee and cream. This fantasy kitchen matches cool Carrara marble with rich, warm chocolate cabinetry along with a oversized pendant color over the breakfast nook, floating over pale floors. Engineered wood stools bridge the difference between light and dark, tying the room together and bringing organic appeal.


Make mine an espresso with steamed milk on top. Flipping the prior kitchen color scheme on its head, this stunning space has dark espresso flooring with cream-hued walls and crisp white cupboards. The champagne-colored subway tiles are more glamorous than normal white and tie the look together flawlessly.


Rondo Gold Cutlery, 5-Piece Set – $85

Add a luxe touch with gold accents. A flash of stone, aluminum or bronze is the perfect way to elevate a warm, neutral appearance. Lamps, ceramics, image frames and flatware are accents to select in a shimmering metallic colour.

Adeeni Design Group

Paint the ceiling to get a cocoon-like effect. A richly colored ceiling makes any room feel a bit cozier. This luxurious bedroom brings in subtly varied shades of brown in the wall and ceiling colors, curtains and upholstery, rounded out by glam accents and a plush sheepskin rug.

Room & Board

Wells Leather Sofa – $3,299

Invest in a bit to construct a room around. Caramel and butterscotch are these yummy colors to work with — they deliver the sunny warmth of yellow but also the ease of a neutral beige or brown. Caramel is especially stunning in leather, as with this gorgeous (and really massive) tufted sofa from Room & Board. Pricey, yes, but proportioned and built to survive, making it worthwhile in my book.


Create a muted palette intriguing with texture. Keep pale, creamy cappuccino shades from veering into “dull beige” land by ensuring to vary the texture: Rustic wood, natural-fiber rugs, matchstick blinds and nubby linen upholstery cloth all bring interest. But incorporating something smooth and shiny is vital, too — try mercury glass or platinum or mirrored finishes.

Lucy McLintic

Begin collecting — using a color scheme in your mind. I am partial to the natural-hued pieces from Heath Ceramics (a few of which are revealed here), however in addition, there are many wonderful pieces by small makers and vintage finds to search for. Create a display on open shelving, along with your ceramics will increase the color palette of the room.

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Cozy your bedroom with layers of rich hues. As the days get shorter, it seems lovely to retreat to the warm comfort of a really cozy bedroom. Start with a cushy cream-colored rug underfoot and dark wood furniture, then heap on soft blankets, blankets and pillows in chocolatey hues.

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