Ok, so the above pic isn’t really a camel, but the llama is dreamy and it does have the same creamy fawn-colored fur as a camel! This seasonal classic is one of the first hues to signify that fall is on its way, so time to get it out of the closet! Camel has now been updated across a range of tones ranging from light blonde to deep cognac. The versatility of camel is legendary; I would almost call it “fool proof.” It can best be described as a rich, golden neutral. Sometimes it is light, sometimes dark. Most often it is golden in tone, at other times it shows a dusty-gray base. It finds harmony with brown, rust, black and white. It works well with taupe, gray and olive. Its favorite complement is blue. Splashes of bright red give it energy. Some folks think it is casual, but I prefer to think of it as a classic chic color.
Like the animal itself, camel can go a long, long way. You can use it in every room, on every wall, although it is just as effective when given “accent color” status. Modern decor feels softer with white walls and soft-gold textiles. Traditional rooms (that can sometimes feel too heavy) feel more relaxed when camel is present. You can’t go wrong using it for for transitional areas when you need to connect two rooms using brighter colors.
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