Shea McGee Predicts This Earthy But Edgy Color Will Rule Spring
It appears everywhere in her new collection.
Published Jan 20, 2024 1:35 AM
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Designer Shea McGee of Studio McGee is already known for her use of pretty neutrals, but in her newest collection, she’s introducing a color that’s actually groundbreaking for spring: brown. (You thought we were going to say pastels, didn’t you?) And yet, instead of having the shade feel dated or like something from your parents’ basement, she’s taken the earthy hue and made it edgy.
For example, when’s the last time you’ve seen mango-wood salt and pepper shakers with brass inlay? Or a dining chair upholstered in such a plush chocolate velvet that you’re tempted to eat it for dessert? Then there’s the $32 marble cylinder, the chicest paperweight to ever grace a WFH desk, and a cream sofa with bold brown piping. Your parents’ basement could never.
Together, the pieces in the collection take cottagecore-leaning details and give them a twist (peep the tiny round feet on the lounge chair!) that feels fresh, easy to incorporate, and therefore utterly shoppable. There’s truly no limit to how you can work them into your home because, well, brown is a neutral that looks great against pale greens and even international Yves Klein Blue—and it’ll feel classic for years to come.