Brown may seem like a dull and boring colour, until you realize that it makes up such a large part of our world. It also matches and enhances other colours.
I think trees are splendid year-round. Their bark is so full of texture and can tell a story of harsh winters, hot summers, droughts and heavy storms. Can you find some splendid texture in tree bark today? If trees don't inspire you in the same way, what else can you find that's brown and splendid?