11 Trends That Fuse Fashion, Home + Food This Fall

This fall's design trends, like chinoiserie and metallics, naturally lend themselves to a beautiful fusion of fashion and food that's perfect for the seasons to come.

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Organic meets elegant in this trend with its roots in the Far East. Branches dotted with leaves and blossoms move and meander in a simple, elegant way, while sightings of exotic wildlife lend a playful unexpectedness. Warm shades of coral, blush and raspberry mix with tangerine, teal and cobalt to update this timeless lifestyle trend in a bright, modern way.

Soft Metals

Metallics go casual in this neutral palette with subtle tones of pewter, brass and copper. When paired with soft, natural shades or aged to an imperfect patina, these metals take on the warm, cozy feel of objects that have stood the test of time. Texture is the unsung highlight of this trend, altering color as light plays across the surface of these watery, moving metals.

Color Form

Pastels are taking it down a notch this year with deeper, more neutral bases, but color is still the focus. Pistachio and dusty, steel blue add depth to shades of bubblegum pink, sage green and cream. Scoops of ice cream illustrate this trend with simple shapes shown in a single shade, highlighting the soft form of these tones and the colorful way they play together.

Puff Piece

Channel tufting puts a modern spin on the traditional idea of a tufted piece, creating volume, softness and structure in one. Dusty blues are accented with driftwood gray, sand and cream for a subtle contrast that directs your focus to the rounded shapes of the tufts and the dips and highlights they create. An unexpectedly cool color combo for fall, this trend is a sophisticated and serene twist on the harvest season.

Seasonless Stripes

When it comes to year-round stripes, variegation is key. Missoni’s soft and cozy take on mix-and-match stripes highlights the use of colorful pastels for cooler seasons when mixed with neutrals like cream and bark. The rounded handles and simple forms of Note Design Studio’s pieces for home mimic those soft lines, while the addition of wood and stone act as neutral ground, giving us colorful ways to incorporate seasonless style at home.

Dust and Roses

Rosy shades of pink are the forefront of this season’s color trends, and they mix beautifully with sand, mulberry and cool, steel grays for a rich, warm fall effect that’s both earthy and femme. Mixed finishes and textures enhance the color palette, letting subtle variations in each shade play off the others around it.

Matte Meets Metal

Another fall favorite this year is slate gray. It’s a mysterious color that reads both cool and warm at the same time, hinting at beige and purple undertones. When paired with the warm glow of brushed copper, the contrast is sleek and modern yet casual, thanks to the softness of honed and matte finishes.

Block Party

Color blocking gets a grown-up, minimalist makeover in warm shades of rose, peach, lemon and berry. Simple, modern and clean, this trend is an easy way to incorporate an unexpected pop of geometric color in your life.

Artist's Statement

Dorothy Draper once said, "I always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk." Controversy aside, pique some interest and get the conversation started with a statement-making piece in a rich, bold color. These fur pompom pumps spotted at London Fashion Week 2016 have us dying to ask "where did you get those?" just as much as oversized, colorful art and unexpectedly-decorated donuts have us all ready to start talking.

Globally Grounded

The global trend is evolving this season in earthy, natural colors inspired by soil, sand and clay with the bright, saturated shades of vegetable dyes. Artisan goods and traditional craft techniques are highlighted with products featuring elaborate embroidery and weaving, giving an opulent yet bohemian vibe to both Valentino's ornately exotic collection as well as the kilim-upholstered sofa in the eclectic living room featured in Christie's Interiors.

Street-Art Scribble

No longer content to be on the outskirts, graffiti has been going mainstream with a celebration of true artistic talent and positive messaging. Spray paint-styled swirls of color are a fun, playful trend for fall that embrace bold, carefree color in a modern and oh-so-urban way.

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