Slide 5: Brown Girls Room

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In My Room


Dark brown, a traditionally masculine shade, has transitioned beautifully to public domain, as women claim the bold color for rooms of their own. From linen-tufted headboards to the piping around a bench, this minky hue is popular in boudoirs, dressing rooms, and little girls’ rooms, and goes famously with all shades of pink as well as pretty pastels such as mint, peach, and lavender.


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Decorating with Chocolate: 12 Ways to Soothe a Style Craving with a Delicious Color

Walk into any store or turn a page in almost any magazine this month and witness the very publicly celebrated relationship between chocolate and pleasure. As award-winning food photographer Karl Petzke attests, “Chocolate symbolizes, as does no other food, luxury, comfort, sensuality, gratification and love.” In the design world, the color chocolate seems to infuse a space with many of these same attributes. The deep neutral hue is rich and romantic, as sophisticated as it is earthy. Timeless and flexible, it has the ability to smoothly span decades and decorative styles. From paint to paper, carpeting to lighting, table to bed, chocolate brown has such sweet swagger.

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