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 April 2016

Fresh Ideas for Your Home

Chocolate is more than a delicious,

sweet treat.

It's a bold and luscious interior design choice.

Just like the chocolate we love to eat, the color chocolate used in interior décor is dark, luscious and rich.


Chocolate is a bold color that can be used in a similar way as black, but with more interest and a bit of softness. This beautiful color can communicate high-style or it can be very warm and inviting, depending how you use it.


Just like edible chocolate, which we mix with everything from raspberries to hazelnuts to make it even tastier, decorative chocolate can be combined with a myriad of colors to enhance its beauty and flavor!


  • Together with pastels, such as baby blue, light pink or butter yellow

  • Layered with several lighter neutrals, such as cream, taupe, gray and beige

  • Paired with snowy white

  • Integrated with earth tones, like gold, apricot and sage green

  • Combined with bold colors, such as tangerine, acid green or tomato red


Like most dark colors, chocolate works best as an accent rather than as the predominant color in a room. And it’s important to surround large areas of chocolate with light colors to ensure a room doesn’t appear dark and closed. Consider these design elements for a touch of chocolate in your house:


  • A painted accent wall

  • Rugs and carpeting

  • Fabrics for upholstery, draperies and headboards

  • Table, bed and bath linens

  • Lacquer surfaces, such as table tops and furniture

  • Tile, backsplashes and countertops in kitchen and bath


Ready for an interior design color that reminds you of one of your favorite treats? Think chocolate for decorating this year.

© 2016 Hunter Douglas

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