The Votes Are In: This Is Your Favorite Color for Fall
Our Color Vs. Color contest has come to a close. Did your favorite win?
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Earlier this month, we asked you to take part in a battle of the hues called Color Vs. Color. Three weeks and nearly 10,000 votes later, it's time to declare a winner.
In case you missed our ultimate color showdown, let me catch you up. Inspired by trends in home decor and fashion, my fellow HGTV.com editors and I worked together to choose 12 shades we adore for fall. After that, it was up to you to decide the top color of the season. The results are in, and we’re ready to unveil your favorite hue.
But first, let's take a look back at our color contenders:
There was a little something for everyone in our picks, from versatile neutrals (cocoa powder, slate) to bold accents (cayenne, candy apple). Overall, we tried to pick hues evoking the things we love about fall, from brilliantly colored foliage to warm, comforting foods.
We tallied your votes, and your favorite color of the season is...
Similar to our spring Color Vs. Color winner — powder blue — soft sage (Sherwin-Williams SW 6456 Slow Green) is a great alternative neutral if white, gray or beige isn't your thing. This delicate green works well with a wide range of decorating styles, wood tones and metal finishes. Take this cottage-style kitchen, for example, where it adds a subtle touch of color without overpowering the space.
Sold on sage green? Flip through the gallery below to find even more ways to use it in your home.
A Hint of Color
Soft sage is the perfect solution if you want to add a touch of color to your walls without overpowering the space. In this living room, sage walls enhance the cool color palette without taking attention away from the elegant fireplace.
Bright and Inviting
Paired with crisp white linens and muted green and blue throw pillows, this sage-colored bedroom looks bright and fresh. A black four-poster bed adds eye-catching contrast to the space.
A Bold Approach
Sage green looks gorgeous with other soothing tones, such as muted blues and earthy browns. But for a bolder look, try pairing sage with a brighter hue. Here, yellow and black barstools add a splash of color to an otherwise neutral kitchen.
Gallery Wall Backdrop
A soft, sage green paint color is the perfect backdrop for a gallery wall. As seen in this hallway, it lets the artwork serve as the focal point, yet it also brings out some of the colors in the paintings.
Sage green is a perfect color choice for Craftsman architecture, accentuating the style's other natural elements. On this home exterior, sage board and batten siding pairs beautifully with stone and wood accents.
Sage green can also add warmth to a more contemporary space. With its stainless steel hardware and sleek cabinetry, this kitchen could look too stark, but a sage green backsplash, celery green barstools and a reclaimed wood island make it feel inviting.
Buck the trend of pumpkin and chocolate brown this fall and try on a more unique palette. Shades of sage, forest green, gray and cranberry red add warmth and richness to this outdoor fall tablescape.
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