10 Unexpected Color Schemes to Try This Fall

If there’s one sure sign of fall’s arrival, it’s the return of the season's signature colors. Autumnal shades — ranging from the reds and oranges of the changing trees to bold jewel tones — are suddenly everywhere. They’re all gorgeous colors, but just like your daily Pumpkin Spice Latte, they can get a little bit mundane. Luckily, these comforting shades can be incorporated in more unexpected and unique color schemes to help your designs turn over a new leaf.

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Pops Of Purple

Lavenders and purples don’t exactly come to mind when someone mentions the leaves changing, but they actually pair perfectly with the plants and flowers of the season, providing a complimentary contrast to any traditional arrangement.

All That Glitters

If you need a little bling, why not consider rose gold? It's the perfect combo of classic autumnal hues and glittery metallics. Just because the trees are changing doesn’t mean that anyone has to dull their shine.

Green Thumb

While army green and forest green are the usual go-tos this time of year, bright lime green doesn’t have to be reserved for the summertime. If you’re a little too timid, try including small pops of lime in more standard centerpieces or flower bunches — the addition is sure to be eye-catching.

Seeing Red

Halloween isn’t the only time when blood red can make a welcome appearance. A few fire engine-colored candles take things up a notch from burgundy to BAM, though it’s definitely not for the faint of heart.

Into the Dark

For those who stick with a year-round black wardrobe, and whose design motto is basically "paint it black," there’s now a solution for every single season, including fall. This dark blue paint is so dark it's almost black, and it has a moody, autumnal vibe you just can't beat.

Blank Space

Why bother with thinking and debating about which color is best when you can try none at all? White's not always the most practical choice, but when it comes to pumpkins and other fall accessories, it's easy to pair and decidedly easy on the eyes.

Shining Light

Silver is the definition of unexpected when it comes to fall decorating, but in the end, sometimes taking a risk pays off. Silver isn’t quiet, but it can instantly add a luxe feel to the usual rustic or cozy aesthetics of the season.

Autumn Blues

Sad to see summer go? Make it known with shades of blue. They may not be the usual choices when it comes to fall colors, but dark navy blue and cerulean can actually pair well with orange and red. Sometimes unexpected really is the way to go.

Keeping it Classic

Risk takers, move on. Black and white are a steadfast pairing, but they’re an oft-ignored combo when it comes to the list of autumn decorating essentials. This duo is a surefire hit with their respective statuses as timeless tones, and they add a stylish twist to classic orange pumpkins.

Get Loud

Turn it up a notch and kiss boredom goodbye by choosing some vibrant, bold primary colors. These can be a little tricky to work with, but as long as you’re thinking outside of the box and being creative, you can’t go wrong, especially when you throw in some fresh foliage for good measure.

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