Color of the month : Terracotta

Let’s get earthy with September’s color of the month, after all, Fall is approaching. So we chose Terracotta, which translates to ‘baked earth’. With an influx of Bohemian-style rooms across Pinterest, the ever-present greenery is usually complimented by a terracotta pot. The burnt orange hue is neutral enough to blend with a range of color schemes, but will also add a pop in the right spaces. Read on for our favorite ways to incorporate terracotta in different rooms in your home.

TERRACOTTA IN THE LIVING ROOM

terracotta accent wall

For a dramatic pop of color, consider terracotta for the walls. Whether you just choose one accent wall or the entire room, it creates a backdrop for warm woods and neutral accents that's sophisticated yet homey.

Image via Trio Collection

Image via Trio Collection

If you’re lucky enough to have an exposed brick wall, then that may be all the terracotta you need. If you want to take it further, accent said wall with similar tones, a lighter shade of terracotta on a sectional works well against a dark concrete floor and a shiny copper accent. A patterned rug in warm neutrals with pops of gray or black will ground the look, while natural textures will bring depth to the space.

TERRACOTTA AND DINING

image via www.ruffledblog.com

image via www.ruffledblog.com

For the simplest and easiest way to include terracotta in a room, consider adding clusters of pots. Not only are terracotta pots friendly on the wallet, but their timelessness instantly transforms a tablesetting. To make it uber rustic, go for handmade ceramic dishes and candle holders with the color featured in the designs.

image via bloodandchampagne.com

image via bloodandchampagne.com

One of our favorite looks is accenting a rustic dining room with a grouping of terracotta pendant lamps. The primitive wood table stands alone in the above dining room, letting the roof and walls speak for themselves- minimalism at its best. The hanging lamps work well clustered together in various shapes and shades, giving the room a punch of style.

image via marianneevennou.blogspot.fr

image via marianneevennou.blogspot.fr

Here in Southern California, it’s common to see Terracotta floors, influenced by our neighbor to the South. The above photo features a honeycomb version of the standard tiles. And what better color to compliment the floors? Our personal favorite: Gray. The different shades of gray against the bright floor provide an unexpected departure from the usual bright Mexican influences.

TERRACOTTA IN THE BEDROOM

image via decoholic

image via decoholic

Love the idea of adding some color to bedroom? Terracotta can be subtle and soft enough to keep things serene. Compliment it with ivory textured pillows and sheets for a flattering look.

image via interiors online

image via interiors online

To compliment an existing neutral bed scheme, consider small pops of terracotta in the decorative accents.  Turkish Kilim pillows that are so popular right now are an easy way to incorporate the color, or geometric rugs with terracotta and other pastels will add personality to the room. We love the black contrast used in the above photo.

Are you ready to incorporate some terracotta in your home? If you have any tips, please share your favorite way in the comments below!