New Ways to Use Fall's Trending Colors

What's your color personality? Whether you prefer vibrant, saturated shades or lean toward neutrals, there's a hot fall hue just for you.

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Choose Your Own Color Adventure

Cooler fall days are the perfect time to refresh your home with new colors. So, to go bold or not to go bold? The choice is yours. Read on to discover some of our favorite ways to use the freshest hues, from warm neutrals to cool, saturated shades. Design by Candice Olson

If You Like Neutrals, Try: Cognac

A featured shade on Pantone's fall color report, Cognac is the design equivalent of a cozy blanket: A dose of this color lends warmth to everything from headboards to walls to bedding. Design by BAMO,Inc.
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If You Like Neutrals, Try: Bright White

Take a cue from Scandinavian design: Greet cooler temperatures and shorter days with a coat of fresh white paint. Adding white on the walls or the ceiling will reflect the available light around your space, taking advantage of every last ray of sunshine. Design by Robert and Cortney Novogratz

If You Like Neutrals, Try: Mauve Mist

This pale pink-purple color is a romantic addition to a fall living room or bedroom. The warm, nearly-neutral shade pairs well with deeper purples, natural wood tones and whites, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover.
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If You Like Neutrals, Try: Aluminum Gray

This warm, inviting shade of gray featured on Pantone's fall color report is reminiscent of weathered barn wood. Pair it with reds, yellows and shades of gray for a fall-perfect combination. Design by Jordan Iverson

If You Like Cheery Pastels, Try: Misted Yellow

A muted, softer shade of summer-favorite bright yellow, this slightly green color featured in Pantone's fall color report is a cheerful addition to a kitchen, dining room or living room. Design by Patty Malone

If You Like Cheery Pastels, Try: Radiant Orchid

Pantone's color of the year transitions seamlessly into fall when paired with deeper purple shades, light browns or deep blues. Design by Robert and Cortney Novogratz

If You Like Bold, Saturated Colors, Try: Sangria

This plummy purple makes a bold statement — perfect for a dining room or entryway. Cover a whole room with sangria-hued paint or patterned wallpaper, or take a more conservative color approach with a floral throw pillow.

If You Like Bold, Saturated Colors, Try: Aurora Red

Walking the line just between orange and red, this color is evocative of an autumn maple leaf. Pair it with more shades you'll spot on the fall landscape — think deep reds, yellows and gray-browns — for a can't-miss seasonal update. Design by Greta Goss

If You Like Bold, Saturated Colors, Try: Bright Cobalt

This color is cool and bright all at once. Another color featured on Pantone's fall fashion color report, this shade is a natural with its color-wheel opposite, orange. A dose of white balances the saturated mix. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

If Your Like Dark, Moody Hues, Try: Cypress Green

As the fall leaves fade, adding a green hue on the walls can evoke a feeling of nature inside the house. Pantone's cypress green pairs well with the year's trendy purple shades; it is equally harmonious with earthy colors like brown and gray. As seen in HGTV Urban Oasis 2011.

If Your Like Dark, Moody Hues, Try: Royal Blue

Extend the summer trend towards blue interiors with this fresh fall shade. A bit brighter than traditional navy, Pantone's royal blue adds vibrancy to fall walls. Balance the dark wall color with light wood tones and white accessories. Design by Emily Henderson

If You Like Traditional Fall Hues, Try: Fire Engine Red

You can't go wrong with a classic! To make bright red seem especially current, pair it with white, warm gray and reclaimed wood tones. Design by Emily Henderson

If You Like Traditional Fall Hues, Try: Burnt Orange

Burnt orange looks fresh for fall when paired with yellow-green artwork, a navy throw and metallic accents. Design by BAMO, Inc.
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If You Like Traditional Fall Hues, Try: Deep Teal

Deep, moody teal is the ideal backdrop for all of fall's traditional reds, oranges and yellows. See how it highlight the map's warm tones? Add it to your walls and your classic fall accent pieces will look just as vibrant. Design by Emily Henderson

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