The color Sienna received its name because of the intense Yellow-Brown color similar to the rich soil in Sienna, Italy. Sienna is a great color for interior design because of its terracotta look that instantly brightens up a space. The golden undertone of Sienna makes it a favorite for hair dyeing because it has a healthy glow.
How the color is made: To make Sienna combine Light Orange and Very Dark Red, this will result in a rich golden hue that instantly turns heads.
History: Sienna is considered by many historians as one of the original pigments used by cavemen to draw their cave paintings depicting daily life and other significant events. They produced this primitive paint by grinding up stones and minerals and making a paste with animal fat to make it adhere to the rocky walls.
Color in Action
There is possibly not a color more beautiful in a leather coat than Sienna. Its natural glow makes it seem extra luxurious and enhances its sheen. Sienna shoes are also great because they are considered a great neutral color even though they have an Orange hue.
Sienna leather furniture made a comeback in the early 2000s and it's a trend that seems to have gained momentum as Sienna moved into spaces like the bedroom, with tufted Sienna headboards in suede and velvet too.
Colors that go with Sienna
For a complementary color scheme that will unify a room try Sienna and Dark Blue. This balancing combination allows these two opposite colors to enhance each other's warmer and cooler tones respectively.
Sienna Color Palettes and Schemes
Sienna’s brightness means it can work well with much lighter colors like White, Cream, Soft Pink, and Powder Blue. Pairing Sienna with colors of varying intensities and saturation levels will ensure any designs don’t feel boring.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
A geometric background with Sienna, Light Yellow, and Soft Orange will have a retro 1970s feel that feels funky.