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When decorating your home, get inspired by the red, orange, and gold hues of autumn harvest.
Caramel colored walls are a neutral, yet warm backdrop in this dressy-meets-cabin dining room. The casual linens and mix-and-match furniture contrast with the chandelier and pretty pottery to create a room that is eclectic and one-of-a-kind.
Pittsburgh Paints; Helios (Desert Spice) 225-7, 314-6, 315-3, 513-2, 220-6; pittsburghpaints.com
The merlot-colored paint in this room is balanced by a calm cream shade on the bottom portion of the walls. Autumnal fabric covers the furniture; sleek black and chrome chairs add a modern touch.
Sherwin-Williams; Stolen Kiss/SW7586; Sherwin.williams.com
This open-to-the-outdoors room is bathed in dusty red from floor to ceiling. The dining table sits atop a gray rug and the room's decorations, mostly fresh flowers and fruit, are straight from nature.
Sherwin-Williams; Sierra Redwood/SW7598; Sherwin.williams.com
Nature meets modern in this distinctive room. The reddish-brown wall color is rich and earthy, and the white animal statue is a unique touch. The leather chair, zebra-print rug, and log end table add a few more natural touches.
Benjamin Moore; Mayflower Red/HC-49; benjaminmoore.com
Pale gold paint is the perfect choice in this traditional living room. Striped drapes, dark upholstered furniture, and burgundy accents continue the time-honored look. A natural fiber rug is cozy and neutral over hardwood floors.
Dutch Boy; Potato Skin/B11-2; dutchboy.com
Be creative when adding a splash of color to your kitchen. Instead of painting the walls a bold hue, consider choosing a neutral tan and then adding bright red paint to the cabinets. Combined with vintage artwork, sleek counters, and stainless steel appliances, the finished look is surprising and fresh.
Dutch Boy; Victory Red/A3-1, Basketweave C14-3; dutchboy.com
This orange wall color evokes the warmth of autumn. Casual country touches -- the rustic bench, cozy blanket, and natural artwork -- add comfort to the space. The white trim, door, and ceiling really pop against the saturated wall color.
Dutch Boy; Court Jester/B21-1, Sandy Hook Bay/C18-4; dutchboy.com
This red-walled room is classy and chic. The white armless chairs have clean, modern lines and the studded leather ottoman gives a warm touch. The zebra-print rug is fun and surprising, and the huge windows let in lots of natural light.
Benjamin Moore; Moroccan Spice/AF-285; benjaminmoore.com