Decorating With Warm, Rich Colors

Keep your home feeling warm and inviting as the temperature gets cool outside. Check out these simple ways to decorate using fall's rich, cozy colors to create a welcoming, relaxed look.
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November 25, 2014
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Spicy Orange Accessories

Designer Judith Balis combined orange paint, art and furnishings with subdued yellows and browns to create an eclectic and lively fall color palette that will have you feeling right at home.

Subtle Touches

Adding fall's hues to any design style is simple. Greta Goss incorporated deep oranges and reds in artwork and throw pillows in this Asian-style living room for a subtle nod to the season. The striped area rug pulls all the season's colors together.

Rich and Cozy

A rich brick-red color surrounds this cozy dining room to give an instant feeling of warmth. The stark white, molded-plastic chairs and white ceiling make the space feel open while keeping it intimate, and the whimsical red berry-printed light fixture is carried through to the adjacent living room window treatments for a unified look. Design by Jennifer Jones

Budget-Friendly Decor

Changing your home decor seasonally can get pricey. Designer Erinn Valencich combines fall-inspired potpourri with basic cream-colored candles to bring fall elements indoors. The deep blues, oranges and browns work with many different design styles and colors.

Warmth in a Loft

Designer Pangaea gives warmth to this industrial-style loft with eye-catching fall hues. The orange fabric art and leaf-print pillows soften the otherwise cold concrete walls and flooring.

Fall Foliage Centerpiece

Bring autumn's rich colors to the table with a foliage centerpiece. Designer Katrina Giles filled a large lantern with tall candles and surrounded it with colorful fall foliage. Incorporate the foliage's cozy colors in the place settings for a memorable fall celebration.

Pumpkin Orange

Glossy white cabinets accentuate the pumpkin-orange walls in this inviting kitchen designed by Erica Islas. The dark brown bar top and neutral marble countertops lend a relaxed fall look to the cooking space.

Rich Red Outdoor Living

Enjoy the fall weather with an inviting outdoor sitting area. Splashes of bold red in the furniture and accessories energize the seating area of this neutral patio. Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn. Go shopping for outdoor furniture and more at's MarketPlace.

Orange With Green Accents

This geometric living room used to be an unfinished warehouse. To bring the warm colors of fall to the space, designer Joshua Foss installed bright orange LED lights underneath a raised platform. The sheer green curtain and bright green artwork and accessories complement the burnt-orange sofa.

Elegant Gold

Layers of rich textures gives this modern bedroom a sense of comfort. Designer Troy Beasley covered the bed wall with muted gold draperies for an elegant fall look. The dark gray velvet headboard enhances the gold tones in the shams, light fixture and elaborate geometric wall screen.

Outdoor Fall Centerpiece

Create the perfect fall outdoor setting with natural elements and welcoming color tones. Kara Allen of Kara's Party Ideas blended neutral color tones with bursts of orange floral and accessories to create an pleasant outdoor soiree.

Relaxing Neutrals

The golden poppy walls play off the warm, neutral marble bathtub surround and rich chocolate-brown vanity. Designer Vanessa DeLeon spruced up the wall up with fall-inspired artwork to create a relaxing, luxurious oasis.

Simple Fall Centerpiece

If you don't want to be too bold with your wall color, choose other outlets to represent fall's comforting hues. Designer Ammie Kim created a simple fall centerpiece by filling a tall, clear cylinder vase with black pebble stones and red berry vines. The tall vines create a striking contrast against the black tableware and honey-colored dining chairs.

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