Top Fall Color Trends to Try Now

Revamp your rooms with the season's best shades, like bold red and juicy jewel tones.

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June 26, 2015
By: Liz Gray

Photo By: Allison Corona Photography

Lobster Red

Red is a classic fall hue, but this season's shade has the volume turned up a few notches. "Red is exciting and classic at the same time. It adds punch to palettes, but still has a history of being a color with staying power," says says trend forecaster Stacy Garcia. Bring this energetic shade into your home this fall with bold accent pieces, like lamps, end tables or art pieces. The orange-red pairs especially well with indigo, black and white, but a small dose can add spice to virtually any color palette. Photo courtesy of CB2

Peacock Blue

"Light turquoise and blue have been popular lately, and for fall I see that transitioning into more of a deep, rich peacock blue," says interior designer Erinn Valencich. Pair it with jewel-toned cousins like emerald green or juicy magenta. For a glam look, combine pops of peacock with gold or silver-gray. Photo courtesy of Romo

Black and White

Crisp and classic, black and white is a combination that never really goes out of style. What's the freshest way to use this combo? Create dimension in your space with a bold graphic element using the contrasting hues. Go big with whimsical wallpaper, or add a black-and-white accessory for a low-key addition. Design by Emily Henderson


Lime's deeper, darker cousin is a rising "it" color in the interior design world. Use this jewel tone alongside black and white for a classically sophisticated look, or bring an emerald accent, like these high-gloss chairs, into a more neutral space. Design by Emily Henderson


"The typical fall palette can be mostly 'colors of leaves' and what we think of as natural autumnal coloring, but this season, I think rich cranberries will rule," Erinn says. Design by Judith Balis


This misty gray-green made Pantone's report of fall colors to watch. This mid-tone hue is soft enough to be a neutral but bold enough to make a statement. The versatile hue is the star when paired with white, but it can also take a supporting role when matched with more vibrant hues, like bright honeysuckle or deep indigo. Design by Emily Henderson


"Purple is still big, but more of an eggplant hue versus bright pops," says Stacy. Interior designer Jeff Andrews says that purple, from lavender to dark aubergine, is his go-to hue. Layer various saturations of purple with gray for a feminine take on this color trend. Photo courtesy of Romo


This coppery tone works for rooms the same way it does for photography: It adds instant warmth. Combine it with grays, tinted blacks, indigo and metallics for a complex neutral look. Design by Tina Mellino


A sexy, mysterious relative of the summer favorite navy blue, this deep color goes with almost anything and is a fresh alternative to black. "Used for a couch or as a background color for rugs, it becomes a more interesting way to bring black into the room. It's like black that's been kissed by another color," Stacy says. If an indigo sofa or rug is too much for you, try a few inky throw pillows. Photo courtesy of Stacy Garcia


A yellow with a subtly green undertone, bamboo was named one of Pantone's top 10 colors for fall. The exotic hue pairs well with deep grays and creams, as seen in this Asian-inspired bedroom, but it also looks great alongside its color-wheel opposites, like purple and deep teal. Design by Troy Beasley


This traditional autumnal hue is evocative of the warmth of the fall sun or a raging fire. Pair this orangey-pink shade with neutrals, browns and animal prints for a spruce-up that's trendy and classic. Design by Ana Donohue

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