Color Theory - Earthly
Ode to Color: Earthly
Warm and inviting.
The lovely baked hues of the Earthly color world are comfortable and inviting, recalling the natural beauty of the cavernous colored canyon rock throughout the American West and the rolling landscapes of Tuscany. Decorating with these colors—ochre, burnt orange, cinnabar, and umber—can bring the same warmth into your home.
Earthly colors are adept at creating a cozy, intimate, and contained atmosphere. Sienna velvet upholstery, cochineal-colored fabric, burnt-orange chenille throws, and sorrel accessories are just some of the ways this palette can create that sense of intimacy. Candle and firelight enhance them, so choose them for rooms that you use in the evening and let them soothe you.
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” – Henry David Thoreau