What color of walls go best with light brown tile?

Light brown tile can represent a neutral colour palette against which almost any wall colour can work. However, without a touch of colour that falls outside the brown's neutral palette, the room tends to look drab.


The decorating style a homeowner chooses has great bearing on whether the wall colour will go well with the brown floor tile. Styles like Spanish or some Mediterranean actually call for these colours. Homeowners should investigate the colours that go with their decorating styles to determine what colours are common in that decor palette.


Light brown tile counts as a neutral colour. For the homeowner who wants to bring a touch of vibrancy to the room, brighter colours in the warm colour palette are the way to go. For example, colours like Chinese red or pumpkin orange liven up the room.

Shades and Hues

When all else fails, the would-be decorator can go with different shades of brown and then trim with a highlight colour. For example, the walls can be painted a light pink and the doorways and floor boards trimmed in a dark chocolate brown. The brown accents coordinate the tile and the walls, and the pink adds a touch of soft colour.

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Buffy Naillon has worked in the media industry since 1999, contributing to Germany's "Der Spiegel" magazine and various websites. She received a bachelor's degree in German from Boise State University. Naillon also attended New York University and participated in the foreign exchange program at Germany's Saarland University. She is completing her master's degree in educational technology at Boise State.