Trending: How to Embrace an Earthy Colour Scheme

Sarah Aubrey, 06/07/2021

This season we’re combatting the cold outdoors with warm, down-to-earth hues that connect us back to nature and the simple things. Earthy tones like terracotta, muted ochre and mahogany are taking over in homes (and our Pinterest boards). 

It’s no surprise why either. These colour palettes create a warm, nature-friendly and comforting atmosphere that feels safe and stable – Almost like our own winter escape. Best of all, these colours can work in virtually any room or space within your home! 

If you’re looking to build a new home, or renovate your current house, we’ve got just the decor inspiration for you. Read on to discover five ways you can incorporate warm, earthy colours into your home design.



Terracotta tiles are back on the interior design menu but not as we used to know them. The shiny, red terracotta tiles that dominated the 80s are no longer! They’ve been replaced with chic matte and muted designs that come in a variety of shapes and styles. From sandstone to sienna, these colours promise to evoke a beautiful bohemian energy within your home. 






It’s not just in tiles that these warmer tones are coming through. You can also find them appearing in homewares like dinnerware, vases, bed linen and furnishings. By incorporating earthy shades into your homeware, you can subtly infuse any space with warmth and energy – Two things we could do with this winter.



Paint might seem like an obvious way to update your space but it’s where you use it that counts. There’s plenty of options: kitchen cabinets, key pieces of furniture, feature walls and even your plant pots can help forge a connection between us and nature. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also play with the idea of a feature wall.





Don’t want to commit to repainting? A piece of artwork can achieve the same result. On your next art jaunt, keep an eye out for key pieces that incorporate earthier shades and hues. We also love the idea of framing art with wooden frames to bring a sense of warmth and comfort to our living spaces. 


Finishing Touches

Sometimes all it takes is a few small touches to make a big impact. These touches can take the form of a throw blanket, bedside lampshade or flower arrangement – The world truly is your oyster! 

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