Warm orange walls give this space an inviting feel. The wall color is balanced by white trim, a pearly lamp, and neutral woven club chair. Touches of gold, such as the stylish sunburst mirror and cozy throw, add richness to this bold room. A cocoa-brown area rug grounds this powerful space.
Benjamin Moore; Butter Yam/AF-230; Benjaminmoore.com
The sleek modern features of this bathroom, such as the polished tile floor, pendant lights, rectangular tub, and basin sink, could make the space feel stark and cold, but this wheat-colored paint transforms it into a calm and peaceful place. A cozy white shag rug and candles add an extra touch of warmth to the room.
Sherwin Williams; August Moon/SW7687; Sherwin.williams.com
A sunflower-yellow instantly brightens a boring entryway or secondary wall. Black and white accessories are the sharpest complement to a color like this. Botanical prints feel chic when combined with white mats and black frames.
Dutch Boy; Sun Safari C3-2; dutchboy.com
Hot Color Combo
One of the chicest color pairings for fall is yellow and gray, and when paired in vertical stripes they add height and visual interest to any space. Take a cue from your wall color when choosing accessories; both silver and gold mix beautifully with this combo. A bit of white on the lampshade gives your eye a place to rest.
Benjamin Moore; Cork/2153-40 and Cape Hatteras Sand/AC-34; Benjaminmoore.com
This buttery shade of yellow makes a sunny and cheerful bathroom. A white sink and matching tile are fresh and neutral. Dark accents and stylish sconces complete the look.
Dutch Boy; Tropical Breezes C3-3; dutchboy.com
For a bold look, consider mixing fall color with other cool shades. The orange wall is the focal point of this living room, but the green and blue paint visible from the adjoining rooms are beautiful complements. When transitioning colors from room to room, the key is adding touches of all the colors throughout the rooms, such as the blue throw, green lamp, and orange shade.
Dutch Boy; Bittersweet Orange B4-1, Chanson Bleu E17-1, and Cypress C18-1; dutchboy.com
Choose an Accent
Cranberry red and warm taupe are a sophisticated fall color combination. One bold wall makes an impact when paired with furniture and accessories in a matching hue. Adding a third color, in this case a dark neutral, keeps things from becoming too matchy-matchy. A sleek coffee table and simple window treatments add a light touch.
Dutch Boy; Mesa Red A13-1, Willow's Gold C20-3; dutchboy.com
Highlight the Positive
Neutral doesn't have to mean boring. The camel wall color, combined with gray, black, and white accents, allows the features of this kitchen to stand out. The stainless steel appliances, an impressive cooking island, and stunning ceiling beams are worthy of attention.
Sherwin Williams; Lanyard/SW7600; Sherwin.williams.com
Warm Modern Style
Thanks to the caramel wall color and black polished floor, this room has a clean, modern feel with lots of autumn warmth. For instance, the sofa's upholstery adds texture and comfort, but its silhouette is contemporary. Likewise, the coffee table features traditional wood and sleek lines. Black and white photography is sophisticated with white mats and simple wooden frames.
Pittsburgh Paints; Paved with Bronze (Desert Spice) 319-6, 417-7, 312-4, 117-4, 318-7; pittsburghpaints.com
Consider a Faux Finish
Fall colors seem to be natural choices when considering a faux finish. Yellow, orange, and gold hues add depth and patina that only get better when they are layered. A few carefully chosen accessories and muted artwork highlight pretty wall treatments without overpowering them.
Pittsburgh Paints; Mayan Legend (Desert Spice) 119-4; pittsburghpaints.com
In this study, the tan walls are a rich complement to the natural wood tones and chocolate leather. Despite combining so many shades of brown, the room doesn't feel dark. Cream colored drapes, lampshades, and artwork add needed light.
Pittsburgh Paints; Paved with Bronze (Desert Spice) 319-6, 417-7, 312-4, 117-4, 318-7;
Rattan furniture and white accents help give this living room a casual vibe. A medium shade of brown on the walls help the white fireplace to really pop. A high ceiling is painted a neutral color and the large windows let in lots of light. The wood floor is kept bare to display its natural beauty.
Sherwin Williams; Old World Gold/SW7700; Sherwin.williams.com