Just when I thought I had had enough chocolate brown (I am truly sick of aqua and brown) I find this lovely picture via Things that Inspire. This is chocolate brown done right. It is all about elegance, balance, and soft contrasts. The mistake most people have made with the whole “aqua and brown craze” is using an aqua that is too bright and a brown that is too rich. This mistake in combination with having everything in the room be aqua and brown is sooo overdone. This room is a perfect example of a soft neutral brown being perfectly complimented with soft neutrals tones of beige, cream, and gray. The key to the beauty in this room is the easy flow. There are no shocking color contrasts and all the neutrals have a “gray undertone” which makes them cool and relaxing.