Meaning of Brown
Color Symbolism



Paying attention to the meaning of brown will set the theme or mood to your beading designs. Discover how the color brown can help add a certain expression of feelings and emotions to your jewelry piece.

Brown - The Solidity of the Earth

Brown symbolizes: earth, order, convention, stability, practicality

Verb: I am Home

Brown Energy:
Brown is the color of our earth and is associated with all things natural or organic.

Brown earth tones in primitive, rough, natural forms, such as rocks, fossils, nuts and shells, suggest our tribal ancestry. Interestingly, the same colors in more polished forms are sophisticated evoking culture and maturity.

Brown says stability, reliability, and approachability.

Some shades of brown create a warm, comfortable feeling of wholesomeness and dependability, family-life, loyal friends.

An earthly color for practical people with a preference for natural, tribal and primitive things, solidity and simplicity.

Brown gives you a feeling of relaxation and home coming.  Think "brown leather chair" "brown corduroy jacket" "taupe and Smokey quartz", "garden and home".  Brown makes you feel cozy, safe and warm. Family Unity.


Keywords for Meaning of Brown: earth, home, hearth, cozy, caring, stability, friendship, nurturing, common sense, dependable, eliability, security, practicality, calming, organic, outdoors, comfort, animals, grounding, endurance, simplicity, elegance, healing, orderly, sophisticated, conventional, earthly, tribal, totem animals, protection.

Brown Words:
These words are synonymous with brown or represent various shades of the color brown: Sienna, bay, sand, wood, dapple, auburn, chestnut, nut-brown, cinnamon, russet, tawny, chocolate, tan, brunette, fawn, liver-colored, mahogany, oak, bronze, terra-cotta, toast, umber, cocoa, coffee, copper, ecru, ginger, hazel, khaki, ochre, puce, snuff-colored.

Personal Traits:
People who prefer brown are often conventional and orderly. Brown is the color of the earth and is associated with the material side of life. Brown gives a feeling of solidity, and allows one to stay in the background, unnoticed.

Brown Gemstones:
Many Varieties of Agates and Jaspers , Amber, Boji Stone, Brown Jade, Bronzite, Brown Selenite, Brown Tourmaline, Chiastolite (Cross Stone), Fire Agate, Hawks Eye, Magnetite (Lodestone), Mahogany Obsidian, Moss Agate, Sardonyx, Smoky Quartz, Tigers Eye, Topaz

Brown in Feng Shui: Yang, Earth, industry, grounded

Related To: Earth Element, Fall Season

Using Brown with Other Colors:
Shades of brown coupled with green are an especially earthy pair, often used to convey the concept of recycling or earth-friendly products. Very dark brown can replace black, adding a slightly warmer tone to some palettes. Brighten brown with a mellow yellow or rusty orange. Go smart but conservative with a mix of brown and deep purple, green, gray, or orange-red.


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