Nature is a rich source of inspiration for anyone who loves to spend time outdoors. Natural colors can be used to create a relaxing, earthy look in the rooms that you spend most of your time in. This includes the bedroom and living room. You can also add visual interest to your interior design by mixing natural colors with materials that mimic textures in nature.
A nature-inspired color scheme will help you create a calming, natural look in your home. These nature-inspired color palettes will help you create a comfortable and relaxing home.
Understanding Natural Color Schemes
You need to know the popular colors and those that are not before you start designing.
Natural colors are the key to a color scheme inspired by nature. These colors are often thought of as neutrals, such as beige, white, or brown.
You are not restricted to neutral colors when you decorate your home, even if some of the most common palettes in nature use them. You can find inspiration from nature’s more vibrant elements, such as dark green leaves and the blue ocean.
It is still best to avoid colors that are too bright, such as those in the “electrical” or “neon’ range, which are not found in nature. Consider a floral theme that includes small accents in vibrant colors on a background saturated with greens and browns.
You can find many shades of green and blue. This will make your space unique, natural, and relaxing.
How to Create a Natural Color Palette
Creating a palette that is appealing and cohesive while incorporating the colors found in nature is two separate things.
Start by choosing colors that are commonly found together in nature. You can find every color combination in the heart, but it’s easier to evoke the feeling of nature by keeping things simple.
Pick three colors to begin with. Decide which color will be your primary paint color. Accent colors will be the remaining two colors. They can be used to create depth and texture in furniture, artworks, rugs, and other decor.
Consider these three natural color palettes for inspiration when choosing a natural color scheme for your home:
Color palette: Beige/brown/gold and ivory
Classic color combinations include beige bedding and light ivory walls. This color combination is perfect for a bedroom, creating a cozy and relaxing space to relax.
The color scheme can be both urban and natural. A lighter beige or khaki wall is a nice alternative to a stark white. Brown accents, such as artwork, lamps, and rugs, can round out the room and make it your own.
Paint is not the only way to create a natural feel in your living room. The closest thing to being outdoors is wood planks and paneling. It’s easy to maintain a natural appearance by adding elements to this color palette.
Color palette: green, brown and white
Consider a color scheme that includes shades of brown, green, and white if you enjoy the sound of the jungle or a walk in the woods.
The furniture in this room is a mixture of various brown shades and pops of green, which all stand out against white walls. This color scheme creates an elegant and relaxing living room.
This color scheme doesn’t limit you to just white walls. You can create a forest-like atmosphere by combining multiple shades of green, such as lighter walls and darker plants. To create a natural, muted look, add white or off-white elements to your decor, such as plant pots and soft brown furnishings.
A saturated green accent wall will give you a mid-century modern aesthetic. It is bold and feels like nature. Add large plants and ornaments made of natural materials such as oak or bamboo to continue the midcentury look. To complete the look, add some organic texture by using a natural fiber carpet.
Color palette: blue, white, and gray
A blue, white, and gray color scheme can create a natural, relaxing atmosphere in any space.
Gray and white colors are the perfect choice for living room walls. This is especially true if you’re designing a beach house. The calm background evokes clouds while the bright blue furniture and navy blue rug bring out the ocean. Don’t use too much gray, as stormy skies at sea aren’t usually calming.
Consider a bedroom color scheme of blue, white, and gray. Blue is known to reduce stress and anxiety and help you relax in your sanctuary. Cool colors like white and gray complement blue beautifully, maintaining that soothing, natural environment you are trying to create.
A palette of white, gray, and blue is ideal for a subtler color scheme. Add a light powder blue to the walls while keeping the furniture, rugs, and other decor in white or light gray. This will create a calming and dreamy atmosphere.