Shades of Brown for Thursday Doors

Happy Thursday Everyone.

I hope this post finds you well. For today’s door post, I have a brown theme with doors from Richmond, Virginia. As Iย was thinking about how to share them, I thought I would start with this little color chart:

Let’s start with this door; the actual door seems to be a deep chestnut and around the door we have multi-color (brown family) bricks and tiles.

Detail of the tiles:

Copper/bronze and brown in the gate; Beige/wheat door

This next one I am going to call “deep khaki” because this is just an informal color match. So a little grace here, ok? ๐Ÿ™‚ (And a mix of browns in the stone)

This wood door has a nice yellow-ish brown

More wood doors, which are large reddish-brown doors – and the floor has contrasting browns (wheat, coffee, and taupe – maybe?)

Lastly, a dark chocolate kitchen door (and can you see the pepper grinders – in russet brown…)

 

There are so many different variations of brown – and I had fun looking at different names.ย  I stumbled upon this nice article from Rebecca Gross (here). It was an article about color meanings and “branding.” Rebecca said that brown comes across as organic, simple, and honest:

“Brown gets a lot of use in this era of organic and natural food, beauty and products. Nature inspired it represents a feeling of wholesomeness, orderliness, and being grounded. It is simple, strong, durable and honest and may express that your brand has better things to care about than superfluous color, when reallyโ€ฆ (mind trick!).”

Well that is all for my door post this week.ย 

To join in with Norm’s Thursday Doors, or to just see other entires, go HERE

Have a great day!

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53 thoughts on “Shades of Brown for Thursday Doors

  1. Yvette, who knew brown could be so interesting! I love the tiles round the first door and Iโ€™m fascinated how an ordinary looking door can look so very striking when photographed on its own.

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  2. We had a terrible building craze in the 1960s to 1970s where all exterior paintwork was โ€˜mission brownโ€™. Never want to see brown on house exteriors again ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. well thanks K – I was wondering if it all started before the 70s and so you confirmed this – the 60s had those earth tones leading to the many browns, oranges and greens of the 70s –
      and I can understand why you do not want to see brown exteriors – ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Funny stuff, Yvette. The exterior of every new and/or redecorated house in the vicinity is now shades of grey. Is that a global trend also? I can feel a post coming on ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Got me thinking! (A difficult task but you dd it!) I suppose I hadn’t really thought about how many variations of “brown” there could be. Great photo examples! I just looked around the family room where I’m sitting and spend time in every day and am amazed at how many variations of brown there are in here! Who knew? LOL! ๐Ÿ˜†

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    1. I feel similar, L.
      and then there are different names for these browns – depending on the field of work – like painters have names for paints – hair stylists have their colors for dye – and nail polish, etc.

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    1. thanks so much dan – I had about ten door photos in a folder (to use up) and when I skimmed them yesterday – the brown and muted warm tones jumped right out at me – and so thanks for the feedback. also – it all started with that old fashioned tile around the first door – so – um 70s? or earlier

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  4. It’s wonderful to see, amigo, the shades of brown. That helped understand and match the varied hues of brown. When I see words like russet and sepia I open my dictionary not knowing they are shades of brown. Interesting doors collage ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hi Mahesh—- ahhhh – so nice to connect my friend.
      miss ya – and thanks for the feedback – I feel that way too – still learning how this chart labels this shade – hm

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  5. I love browns. Natural shades are the best colours. But lord above, the person who fitted all the interior doors in my block of flats chose a… Poop brown… For every single door haha!

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  6. This is a wonderful way to frame your door photos. [No pun intended.] I adore the tile around the door in the first photo. That’s something I don’t see around here, ever.

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    1. Hi ally bean – and thanks for the visit – I like how you said “frame the post”
      ha – good one
      and also – the tile is what stopped me in my tracks. We were on our way somewhere but I made sure to get a photo (or two).
      I think it is from the 1960s or 70s

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  7. The combination of browns in the next to last image are beautiful! I
    f we are ever going to paint our front door (not a priority right now) I would like it to be that kind of red/brown. Already for half a year I’ve been giving my kitchen cabinets the evil look, because I hate the orange brown they are, but am going back and forth between Bordeaux red, or white washed pink-ish. i’ll hit post comment before I make this a chapter:):)

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    1. well thanks for sharing Jesh – and the white pinkish sounds interesting and bright. I bet it is sooooo hard to choose. On eof my favorite looks for cabinets are the really tall ones in white with black and gray ish bits – I have only seen a few sets that have it = and it is hard to explain and I wish I had taken a photo.
      and I will end my reply before it becomes a chapter too –
      but thanks again fro the visit – and the front door in red/brown (at the right time) sounds nice….

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  8. Nicely done! These are interesting. Fond of the brown tile beside the brick, and particularly fond of the second grate door with the plant behind. I love that one.
    I’m a fan of brown, but not of the era where everything was brown, much like how everything is gray now. Overdone. I do think brown is grounding, simple, and honest, as well, look at wood. Must be 20 shades of wood in my house alone. What’s more wholesome than wood?

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    1. this went to spam for some reason….
      and i agree – wood is so wholesome and I love when they are many types – so enriching to have 20 in your pad.
      and also agree that gray is so overdone these days –

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  9. I loved your shade card ๐Ÿ˜€ And I spent the most time on the first door which you called chestnut but i thought it was white until I deduced you were talking of the door behind the glass door right?

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