Color Theory: Brown

Some where between yellow and eggplant on the color wheel is that most magical of colors, brown.
Warm, inviting and decidely NOT black.  Amongst my favorite combinations are brown with gray, brown with eggplant, brown with ochre, brown with cream, brown with camel.
1963 Ferrari Berlinetta Lusso (From the estate of Steve McQueen..who had the car custom painted to these specifications no less)
(Image Courtesy: Christie’s)


The 584/g table lamp by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce with brown Perspex shade
(Image Courtesy: 1st dibs)
Classic combinations.  Gray/Brown/Black


I often use brown in projects and am certainly partial to it at home. Here are a few favorites:


Chocolate stained custom walnut cabinetry with chocolate wall to wall carpeting.
The gray walls:  Pratt & Lambert / Gossamer
Interior Design: Christopher Gaona, Inc.


LA Mart Design Center Lobby
Palette:  Black/Brown/Taupe/Charcoal Gray
Interior Design: Christopher Gaona, Inc.
Palette at home:  Cream/Brown/Mustard Yellow/Red
Interior Deisgn: Chrsitopher Gaona, Inc.


Brown accents typical at home.
Interior Design: Christopher Gaona, Inc.


Guest Bedroom
Brown Linen Headboard with Red Lulu DK coverlet
Interior Design: Christopher Gaona, Inc.
Walls in my first apartment.  Brown of course.
Interior Design: Christopher Gaona, Inc.

A few more chocolate baubles….

Alexandar McQueen  Fall 2007 Leather, Brocade and Fur Dress.
All the best colors.  Even the back drop is perfect.
(Image Courtesy:  1st dibs)
1970’s signed Verdura, platinum, diamond and brown zircon earings.
(Image Courtesy:  1st dibs)


As my friend Marty might say of the dress or earings…perfect for a day of grocery shopping.

So go ahead throw on some black and brown and don’t feel ashamed.

Bye for now.