Warmer, richer colours are at the epicentre of paint trends in 2024, and brown is forecasted to be one of the most popular colours to explore using in interiors this year.
There’s something ultra rich and decadent about brown, and whilst it may feel like a colour out of your comfort zone, this post will show you just how characterful and warm it can look with the right tone.
We’ve compiled a list of the best brown paint colours, from light to mid and dark tones, and how you can best use these in your interiors.
17 of the Best Brown Paint Colours
Here is the roundup of the best brown paint colours for 2024. Scroll below to find examples of each paint colour.
1.French Linen by Annie Sloan
If a dark brown feels a little bit too enthusiastic for your first dance with brown, opting for a grey-brown is a great starting point. French Linen by Annie Sloan is a soft, cool neutral, packed full of character.
This almost taupe shade looks incredible in a living room, hallway or bedroom. The colour is inspired by traditional, aged linen and pairs beautifully with off-whites and earthy colours.
Available in a wall, chalk and satin paint.
2. Ganache – Little Greene
I totally fell in love with the Sweet Treats collection that Little Greene launched towards the end of last year, and if 2024 was a colour palette, it would be this.
Ganache is inspired by the rich chocolate and cream blend that we all love, and it looks pretty intense and indulgent in paint form too.
This dark colour is sumptuous and adds serious impact to a space. Try colour drenching with it to cocoon a cosy space, or using on a half wall panelling look for contrast.
3. London Clay – Farrow & Ball
London Clay, a delightful and inviting shade of brown, boasts a generous infusion of magenta pigment, resulting in a luxurious, earthy tone that effortlessly imparts charisma and elegance to any space.
Consider incorporating this rich, dark brown into hallways or transitional areas to enhance the brightness and airiness of adjoining rooms.
4. Saddle Brown – Dulux
This true brown from Dulux is rich, indulgent and carries a dark tone that is perfect for setting the mood in ambient spaces such as cinema rooms or living rooms.
Pair with other tonal shades of brown to create a layered and cosy space.
5. Affogato – Little Greene
I had to include another shade from the Sweet Treats range in this list, and affogato is irresistibly good on the walls. This shade makes for an excellent partner to dark browns, soft blacks and heritage yellow shades.
Take note from the rest of their collection which includes other shades that tonally work beautifully together.
6. Mahogany – Farrow & Ball
Mahogany, a sumptuously deep brown hue from Farrow and Ball, draws inspiration from the lustrous dark red wood favoured by skilled cabinet makers such as Thomas Chippendale.
Enriched with warm undertones, its nearly charred brown pigments imbue a room with a cosy, inviting ambience, enveloping it in a rustic, earthy darkness.
7. Kona – Benjamin Moore
A warm, full bodied brown, this is the most perfect mid-shade brown which doesn’t feel muddy.
It looks perfect with wall panelling for adding further depth and character to walls, a great choice for hallways, living rooms and beyond.
8. Muddy Boots – Earthborn
An almost brown-taupe shade, this tawny tone of brown is the perfect warm, modern neutral for your home this year.
This inviting shade takes inspiration from brown but is still uplifting and neutral in nature. It looks stunning on woodwork, walls and in zoned sections like shown below.
9. Sheldon – Coat Paints
A rich and decadent brown, this saturated shade from Coat will add real depth to a colour scheme. It is a perfect accent for taupe schemes, on its own or layering with earthy neutrals.
Brass makes a fabulous metal accent for Sheldon too.
10. Warmed Cognac – Benjamin Moore
Terracotta tones are still in for 2024, and a blend of orange and brown like Warmed Cognac is a real favourite of ours to get onboard with the brown trend.
This deliciously inviting shade would suit most rooms in the home, working particularly well with rustic colour schemes. Team with creams, greens and darker tones of brown for added definition.
11. Rocky Horse – Earthborn
A soft and luxurious brown, this clay based paint is perfect for delivering definition and a touch of modernity to a room. Try pairing with warm shades of pink as shown below, or with rusty red shades for a really on-trend look for 2024.
12. Tony Taupe – Sherwin Williams
This pared back taupe-brown is just the softest earthy neutral for an interior. It is warmed with notes of a mushroom undertone and works in earthy, rustic colour schemes.
Equally, it pairs well with with bolder shades such as heritage yellow and red for a standout look.
13. Wainscoat – Edward Bulmer
Although bearing a traditional name, this colour exudes a decidedly modern appeal. Its texture is as smooth as suede, providing an instant touch of chic and comfort.
The versatility of these rich browns allows them to effortlessly complement a wide range of colour pairings.
14. Beige 02 Soho Farmhouse Matt – Lick
Despite this paint colour being a mid beige in nature, it airs on the light brown side of tones. It is an earthy, cocooning shade which has been described as a biscuit beige paint colour.
The perfect neutral base to create a rustic interior, this paint shade has been inspired by the beautiful interiors of Soho Farmhouse.
15. Toasted Teacake – Graham & Brown
If we couldn’t love the name anymore, the paint shade is just as endearing.
Resembling the warm tone of a toasted teacake, this warm shade works well with darker warm browns and creams for a cosy look.
16. Brown 02 Matt – Lick
This brown paint colour from Lick is earthy, rich and decadent. The perfect chocolatey shade which oozes warmth and will ground any space.
I love this shade in cosy reading nooks and living rooms, lean into earthy neutrals or other warm, rich shades such as red and heritage yellow.
17. Glastonbury Field – Graham & Brown
Inspired by kicking off those boots after a weekend at Glastonbury, this deep and interesting shade of dark brown will add character and decadent warmth to your interior.
Pair with tonal shades of brown and other rich, warm colours such as reds and heritage yellow.