Just like the color black, this earth like tone normally gets a negative connotation when it has to do with decorations because it seems to be humdrum. Just remember that if you use darker hues of brown like mahogany, you have to pair it with soft brown shades or other pastel colors, shades to bring offset your dark design. A light brown tone for any themed fabric are often used to give a vintage feel. Dark brown walls with rustic fabric and pasture photos will create a room that looks just like the countryside. When decorated right, brown shades like sandy and coffee can actually turn your house into a stylish dwelling.