If you want to update the look of your interior or outdoor space this fall, you may be at a loss on what color palette to go with. This is especially true if you want to stay away from traditional “autumn” colors for a more modern appeal. All is not lost! You can choose a color palette for the fall that’s modern, fresh and matches your taste and style. What’s even better is that once fall season is over, you can keep the décor because these colors provide a perfect backdrop for any season. West Elm and CB2 are 2 home decor stores in the SF Bay Area that are showcasing rich, vibrant colors for fall season and they have lots of furnishings and accessories that include the colors below.
Cobalt Blue and Emerald Green
Cobalt blue and emerald green are both rich colors, like ones that you would expect to find in fall décor. They steer away from the traditional red, yellow, brown, and orange colors. You can use these as accent colors to dress up neutral, modern décor for the fall or make it the dominant color in your rooms. Paint your walls in cobalt blue or emerald green, or create an accent wall in those colors. Add throw pillows in graphic patterns, plush blankets, and accent rugs – all items that make a space cozy and comforting to match the fall vibe.
Royal Blue, Gray, and Ivory
These cool fall colors will help you create a calm space that you can enjoy all season long. Use royal blue against an ivory backdrop and add in gray accents to tie it all together. You might achieve this with ivory walls with cobalt blue and gray accents or gray walls with ivory furniture and cobalt blue accents. The options and combinations are endless so start mixing and matching and see what you come up with.
Burnt Sienna and Teal
This is a great choice for fall because the burnt sienna is a more modern take on the yellow and orange you would expect to see in traditional fall décor. The colors are brilliant and vivid, just as some would expect from fall décor, and they work together perfectly. You can choose either color as the main color using the other as an accent color. A neutral backdrop like gray or white works great for this and you can incorporate the dominant color choice by choosing furniture in that color, adding in drapes, rugs, artwork, lighting, and other accessories to tie in your accent color.
Plum, Black, and Gray
The monochromatic look is popular, but by adding in the plum, we are taking that look and giving it a modern twist. Plum is a deep, luxurious color and it feels like fall, so adding it with gray and black just makes it so mysterious and interesting. It’s the perfect complement and a great way to make the color scheme different and unique. Try a plum velvet lounge chair in your living room or a plum chenille throw blanket placed over a gray sofa with black graphic pillows.
Sage, Taupe, and Ivory
Green is a popular modern color choice for fall, and a calm muted sage is a great way to use the color in your space. You can use all three colors as accents to dress up your furniture or use sage as the dominant color or focal point in your space with taupe and ivory as accents. You can make this color combination more lively by bringing in a variety of patterns and textures such as velvet or chenille to make the room more interesting. Together, they are calm and soft to create a peaceful room that you will enjoy all season long.
What are your favorite fall color palettes? Did any of these surprise you? Share with us below!