The other day I was looking through all my images searching for inspiring colors and textures for the new rug collection I’m working on, which is at its raw stages as I write this. I have found that many, actually hundreds of the pictures i chose to work from have a monochromatic earth tones subject in it, one way or another. And thinking about it, maybe i’m obsessed with earthy tones without even knowing it.
Whatever it is monochromatic in earth tones doesn’t have to put you or your guests in a coma (i used to think), but it could happen if you don’t know how to work around it. Monochromatic does not have to be cream, beige or gray, it could be any color. Think of it as a rainbow with a twist – a single ray of color shooting out different shades of the same hue. Add to that some texture, which will intensify the tones a little further (some textures reflect light so that’s another color), and you’ve come up with a beautiful formula that can add interest and even drama to an otherwise plain room, or floor.
That being said, a rug is the perfect inspiration to start with when decorating a room if you want to add interest and texture, a beautiful piece of rug can have it all. And you can work around it to decorate the rest of your home. After all, a rug is the first thing you see when you enter a room isn’t it?
Here is my inspirational board, a few collected pieces i’m working with, pulling earth tone colors and textures. It is just gorgeous to look at but even better to work with.
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