Fall’s Trendiest Hues to Try in Your Home

Spice up your space with the year's hottest (and coolest) seasonal colors — some might even surprise you.

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September 23, 2020

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Welcome the warm tones of fall in a space brimming with saturated mulberry. The plummy purple makes a bold statement on the walls in this home office while also extending underfoot on the patterned area rug.

Classic Blue

Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year, Classic Blue, is on full display in this home's living room thanks to a large velvet sectional. The bold hue brings a sense of peace and restfulness to the space — quintessential characteristics for a tranquil, autumnal vibe.

Desert Orange

A vintage area rug fills this small bedroom with rich desert hues, continued by the linens on the low platform bed. The burnt orange tones feel equal parts intimate and warm against the crisp white walls in the space.


This open and airy dining space is brought to life thanks to distressed wallpaper in a stunning shade of blue-green. The simple wood table and chairs continue the warmth while a bubble glass chandelier adds ethereal lighting without detracting from the backdrop.

Deep Coral

Walking the line just between orange and red, this coral color is evocative of an autumn landscape. Seen here on a velvet accent chair, the tone pairs perfectly with the soft greens and pops of gold surrounding it.

Dark Neutrals

Cozy like a cup of coffee, handsome hues of deep gray-brown, sand, charcoal and black fill this dining room with rich color. Designer Brian Patrick Flynn put a fresh, edgy spin on neutrals in the space that proves that, when combined, the tones are anything but boring.

Botanical Greens

As the fall leaves fade outside, evoke a feeling of nature inside the house with hues of botanical greens. The eye-catching foliage design of this removable wallpaper will easily transform any room into a peaceful rainforest retreat.

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Sophisticated, soft and chic — this subtle off-white shade is no longer reserved just for the winter months. Here, an almond accent chair adds a hint of neutral warmth when styled with the crisp white couch.

Navy and Deep Red

Jewel tones abound in this dramatic living room. The deep blue sofa paired with a rose-red armchair and accent pillows creates a striking combination. The color scheme is continued on the wall with a dramatic floral wallpaper and navy-painted ceiling.

Cognac Brown

Cognac is the design equivalent of a cozy blanket. Just a splash of this brown hue on the leather sofas lends warmth and ease against the bright white walls surrounding them in this midcentury modern living room.

Ultramarine Green

Tinged with just a hint of blue, this verdant green has an almost nocturnal feel to it (which, of course, makes it perfect for a bedroom). Brass accents, a campaign dresser and decorative objects stand out against this tone, as does the graphic black-and-white wall-hanging above.


Feel like you're wrapped in a warm throw each time you step into your bedroom with walls painted an autumnal orange-copper hue. Style the space with more shades you'll spot on a fall landscape — think deep reds, yellows and gray-browns — for a can't-miss seasonal update.

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Mauve and Blue

Playful yet sophisticated, mauve and classic blue are ready for snuggle season in this texture-filled living room. The shades are carried throughout the space on the furniture, throw pillows and even on the eye-catching tapestry above the couch. Showcasing the colors in multiple ways adds an extra punch of personality and continuity.

Black on Black

Cooler weather means cozier design opportunities. And what better way to feel cozy than on an inviting sectional overflowing with plush pillows and warm throw blankets encompassed by rich, inky black walls. The handsome hue is continued onto the ceiling for a dramatic look in the space.

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Peach for fall? 100% yes. The warm undertones of this pink-orange shade are perfect for pairing with classic autumn hues, such as the wine and golden-yellow accent pillows seen here against a peach accent wall.

Fern and Mustard

As refreshing as the crisp fall air, colors fern green and mustard yellow join with a tobacco stick chandelier to establish a woodsy-inspired feel in this space. A midcentury modern coffee table and sofa offset the rustic feel while allowing the two shades to steal the show.

Pearl Gray

With apologies to classic white and the many shades of greens we’ve celebrated thus far, pearl grey could be the loveliest tone of the fall (and any other season, really). Think of this stormy tone as the sort that gives you the excuse to bring out your brightest, most playful accessories.

True Purple

Any number of jewel tones are associated with fall- and winter-inspired interiors, but few of them are as out-and-out fun as the unapologetically dramatic shade on this kitchen’s tiny oven. Not quite ready for permanently high-fashion major appliances? Purchase a panel or film to get the look without the commitment.

Rust and Emerald

The MVPs of fall colors, a rust velvet chair and an emerald green accent pillow bring instant seasonal charm to this living room — especially when paired with the brass entertainment console behind.

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Golden Green

Gorgeously varied, hand-glazed tiles give the tub surround and backsplash in this bathroom subtle texture and recall a sun-dappled forest glen. Bathrooms are ideal spaces for splashing out on fun color.

Deep Purple and Taupe

Moody yet comforting, this main bedroom's deep purple walls, wooden furniture and layered bedding create a space that is deeply relaxing and inviting — just like the season of autumn.

Olive and Ocher

This bedroom is a who's who of seasonal hits. The deep teal walls are decidedly on trend, while the bed's dramatic, olive green headboard and bold orange bolster pillow are perennial favorites.

Cayenne Red

The high-gloss paint on these caned chairs is like a statement lipstick for the dining room. And, it’s a delightful disruption of otherwise monochromatic decor.

Cream and Gray

Soft gray, rich cognac and airy cream hues come together to outfit this cozy and masculine bedroom. Menswear-inspired prints dress the bed, window and dressing bench to create a tailored, tidy look while adding to the understated autumnal appeal throughout the room.


Understating architectural details like the windows, mantel, molding and built-in bookshelves here with neutral tones would be a design crime. The unexpected and utterly lovely orange will make this traditional living room feel warm and cozy throughout sweater weather and beyond.

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