When it comes to interior colors, Earth tones, including shades of brown, green, blue, orange, and some reds and tans depict the colors in nature, and they're warm and inviting colors for living rooms and dining rooms. Because they're flat and muted, they're soothing and relaxing and work well with most colors and tones. Earth tones also complement rooms with a lot of wood, stone, metal or glass [source: Artsparx.com].
Coffee, in all of its shades and textures, is a popular Earth tone that is a great match for stained hardwood floors, wicker furniture and rattan. Coffee is also a rugged color that can be accented with forest greens, muted reds and touches of white [source: Accent Realty]. And dark colors, such as espresso, are wonderful to warm up small rooms.