Paint is a quick and relatively easy and inexpensive way to change the mood and ambience of any living space, and this is a great time to incorporate new paint color into home interiors.
“As cooler weather arrives, through the simple use of paint,
homeowners can warm up their living space with fall’s most
popular and high-impact hues,” according to Debbie Zimmer,
color expert from Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute, Spring
House, PA. Whether clients favor traditional styling or lean more
towards contemporary furnishings, Zimmer says fall’s deeper
and bolder paint palette can help set the tone for a warm and seasonal
home. “The season’s fashionable fall colors include
those that reflect the changing autumn scenery,” she explains.
From taupe to deep chocolate, browns are a terrific choice to cozy
up a space. Brown not only provides richness to a room, but is a
perfect contemporary backdrop when mixed with aqua blue or purple.
Purple has long been considered a fickle color; in one season and
out the next. If the client is not ready for an entire purple room,
use purple on one wall or within a niche area for high-impact color
Orange continues to grow in popularity and has changed its personality
over time. It’s no longer the bright and playful color it
No season is complete without brilliant reds. When coupled with
gold or mustard this harmonious combination provides excitement
and flair for both fall and the upcoming holiday season.
Four Colors to Consider
Fall’s color palette takes its
cues from nature.
• Browns—When choosing brown, think hot chocolate,
rich coffee beans or a favorite tweed jacket. For a dramatic
room treatment, try brown on a ceiling, mixed with neutral sidewalls.
• Purples— Today’s purple palette is regal
and can provide drama within a living space. Combine purple
with earthy green for a harmonious blend with the outside environment.
• Oranges—This season’s orange is more organic
in tone and depth. Pumpkin and ginger hues offer a solid setting
when teamed with metallics, black accents or trim.
• Reds—Cranberry, crimson and claret are wonderful
festive hues that provide punch to dining rooms, kitchens and
Source: Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute