Well, lot's of things!
It's richness does as much for my palate as it does for my interior palette.
While, chocolate crème brulee makes me very happy!
Brown serves as a good strong base and is perfectly happy to be a backdrop.
But occasionally it cannot help itself and wants to join in the mix. These chocolate cosmos and black pepper berries bring a rich baroque feeling when mixed with pink & green hydrangeas.
It has been noted that people who prefer brown are often conventional and orderly. That's me!
However, my craving for chocolate brown has always gone well beyond the dessert course. I completely agree with what designer John Saladino has to say!
Where beige seems boring, cocoa adds drama.
Where ebony seems severe, mocha appears flattering.
This deliciously rich hue is the perfect complement to candy-colored pastels.
So many shades and tones - each producing a different effect.
When my summer glow is all gone, I always turn to my saving grace, Bobbi Brown. One brush of her magic can give me a fresh face & fresh outlook on the day, even when it's the dead of winter!
Brown is the smell of nature. It's woodiness brings this gardener to her knees, literally, for hours.
Solid and reliable, it's the color of earth and is abundant in nature.
Brown can also be sad and wistful.
for seventh and eighth grade boys, brown bags are the cool way to go. And UPS has taken ownership of the color and used it as a point of distinction.
Brown can mix into many surroundings.
The negative meaning of brown can be a repressed personality or a lazy person,
Just for the record, my favorite color is blue. I wonder if there is such a thing as navy brown? Maria....
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