Out of Grey and Into Brown: The Evolution of Style

Out of Grey and Into Brown: The Evolution of Style

In the ever-evolving world of interior design, trends come and go, but some shifts mark a significant turning point in our aesthetic sensibilities. One such shift is the move away from the once-dominant grey palette towards richer, warmer hues like terracotta, burgundy, and brown. This trend not only brings a refreshing change but also signifies a deeper connection to nature and comfort in our living spaces.

The End of the Grey Era

For years, grey was the go-to colour in interior design. Its versatility and neutrality made it a favourite for modern and minimalist styles. However, as we strive to create spaces that reflect warmth, personality and comfort, grey has begun to feel a bit cold and impersonal.

According to Elle Decor, "The move away from grey is not just a fleeting trend but a reflection of our growing desire for spaces that evoke a sense of cosiness and warmth. Grey served its purpose in providing a neutral backdrop, but now, homeowners and designers alike are craving richer, more inviting hues."


Embracing Warmer Hues

Enter the era of brown, terracotta, and burgundy. These colours exude warmth, earthiness, and a sense of groundedness that grey simply can't match. Terracotta, with its natural clay-like quality, brings a touch of the Mediterranean into our homes. Burgundy adds a touch of opulence and sophistication, whilst brown, in its various shades, offers a timeless and versatile option that pairs well with almost any colour.

As House Beautiful notes, "Warmer colours like terracotta and brown not only add depth and character to a space but also create a more inviting atmosphere. These hues are perfect for fostering a sense of relaxation and comfort, which is exactly what we need in our homes today."

Styles Following the Trend

Several interior design styles are embracing this shift towards warmer tones:

 - Bohemian Chic: Known for its eclectic mix of colours and textures, Bohemian style is perfect for incorporating terracotta and rich browns. These colours enhance the layered, cozy feel that Boho interiors are famous for.


-Rustic and Farmhouse: Earthy tones like brown and burgundy are natural fits for rustic and farmhouse styles. These colours complement natural wood finishes and create a harmonious, homey environment.

This beautiful @devolkitchens image shows the move towards warm mellow interior schemes for kitchens.

- Mid-Century Modern: This style's love for bold statement pieces, finds new life with the inclusion of warm hues. Think terracotta accent walls or burgundy upholstery on iconic mid-century furniture.

- Mediterranean Revival: Inspired by the coastal regions of Southern Europe, Mediterranean style effortlessly incorporates terracotta and brown, reflecting the earthy tones of the landscape.


Terracotta effect tiles are the perfect surface for introducing warm organic texture to a scheme, here you can see our Casa Cotta collection Baked Tiles Casa Cotto collection

 Bringing Warmth Home

Incorporating these warmer colours into your home doesn’t require a complete overhaul. Start small with accents like throw pillows, rugs or artwork. Consider a feature wall painted in a rich terracotta or a plush burgundy sofa as a focal point in your living room. These touches can gradually transform the feel of your space, making it more inviting and personal.

The trend towards warmer hues is a welcome evolution in interior design. As we move out of the grey and into the brown, our homes become more than just places to live—they become sanctuaries of warmth and comfort, reflecting our desire for a deeper connection to the spaces we inhabit.

Clockwise from top left. Lava burgundy, 1860 Plum, 1860 Canterbury, Curated Exquisite terracotta, Journeyman Zellige Clay red, Marrakesh Brick Light, 

As you consider updating your space, remember that at Baked Tiles, we embrace these evolving trends with a selection of tiles in warm, earthy tones that can transform any room into a stylish haven. Visit us today to explore our latest collections and find the perfect pieces to bring warmth into your home.

Little Italy burgundy Glazed Burgundy Tiles | Burgundy Metro Tiles | Baked Tiles and our Curated Bordeaux marble looks very impressive in the fabulous bathroom scheme. White Marble Effect Tiles | Calacatta Marble Tiles – Baked Tiles 

If you love design but struggle to confidently make the all-important design decisions needed to create your perfect home, let the designers at Baked Tiles help. Our friendly qualified team will hold your hand and make sure you invest wisely in the products needed to create your perfect space.