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Grenadine and Other Illuminating Fall Design Trends

There’s no denying that it’s hard to say goodbye to summer! For design lovers, one major consolation is the joy of checking out the new fall collections. This fall, a few of the top trends trends are nothing short of eye catching…and fun! From the hot red hue of grenadine to the rainbow glimmer of holographic style, the unexpected details are surprising, festive, and perfect for illuminating your interior as the first days of fall roll in.


Grenadine: it’s more than a sweet syrup used in mixed drinks. It’s also one of the fall’s hottest colors! While grenadine has definitely made waves on the runway, there’s no reason it shouldn’t flourish in our interiors, adding a vibrant pop of color.

Pantone Grenadine

What colors complement Grenadine? Berry tones are a natural fit, as shown by these Ostadar Napkins from Jean-Vier:

Grenadine napkins add a pop of color

Learn more about Grenadine’s color mixing possibilities at Pantone. CB2’s 18″ Red Embroidered Pillow (designed by Fred Segal) mixes bright red with dark denim for the perfect marriage of understated and vivid:

Bright red embroidered pillow

For more grenadine and deep blue fun, check out Urban Outfitters’ Stacked World Tapestry, a vision in contrast and color on cotton canvas!

World tapestry art from Urban Outfitters

Grenadine meets outdoor furniture with this dining table from WebstaurantStore. A steel frame makes the table a durable one, while a micro mesh top ensures that dry time is speedy after a rain. Plus, doesn’t grenadine provide a stunning contrast to the surrounding outdoor greenery?

Grenadine outdoor table
Steel dining table in grenadine

Alexandra Von Furstenberg brings grenadine style home. Her timeless, modern acrylic pieces have always been on our radar, and the Rectangle Mirror and Fearless Round Nesting Trays below show that streamlined design truly lets grenadine take center stage.

Vibrant red acrylic style from Alexandra Von Furstenberg

For more spectacular grenadine product design by Alexandra Von Furstenberg, check out the acrylic AVF Treasure Boxes and Ice Bucket (shown L and R below), perfect for containing essentials. Sometimes just one small burst of color can make the biggest impact.

Acrylic design from Alexandra Von Furstenberg
Acrylic design from Alexandra Von Furstenberg


From bright red to dreamy swirls, we now enter the increasingly popular world of iridescence. A growing number of drinkware items with a rainbow finish show just how irresistible fall entertaining can be when a multitude of pearly colors are involved. This Oil Slick Stemless Wine Glass from Urban Outfitters showcases the power of metallic, mixed hues:

Iridescent wine glass

Also from Urban Outfitters are these Rainbow Coupe Glasses, sold in a set of 2. ’20s glam meets rainbow flair in a barware duo that makes the perfect “special occasion” set, as well as the perfect housewarming gift.

Coupe glasses with a rainbow finish

These Cylinder Iridescent Champagne Flutes from CB2 feature a subtle iridescent finish that can’t help but get us excited about holiday entertaining as fall eventually turns to winter…

Iridescent champagne flutes

Urban Outfitters’ Electroplated Flatware is an affordable way to purchase 4 forks, 4 spoons and 4 knives in a set. Purchase one set if you want a hint of iridescent style on your tabletop, or grab a few sets to multiply the rainbow fun!

Colorful iridescent flatware

Looking for an easy room upgrade project for the new season? Bring dreamy metallic shine to your walls with this Iridescent Confetti Wall Decal Set, also from Urban Outfitters. The circles are metallic with a rainbow finish, and adhesive backs make installation a snap.

Iridescent wall decals

A true work of art, CB2’s Juno Iridescent Planter/Vase is the result of a hand-finished burning process. Iridescence meets glam!

Iridescent vase from CB2

Last but not least, this Iridescent Prism Puzzle makes a great icebreaker when stashed on the coffee table, and it’s the ultimate in retro-modern decor, with just the right amount of shimmer.

Iridescent prism puzzle

Holographic Style

We end today’s post with a nod to holographic style, which channels the ’90s yet remains rooted in contemporary territory when strategically used. Plus, it’s just fun! This Chained Prisma Mirror has hints of holographic style, while a brass chain makes it a truly grown-up piece:

Prisma mirror with a hint of holographic style

Making the mundane interesting, Urban Outfitters’ Melinda Holograpic Trash Can is ideal for the powder room or a corner in the office:

Holographic trash can

Nobody blends holographic style with DIY projects like Studio DIY! This DIY Holographic Clock is crafted with the help of holographic car vinyl:

Holoraphic wall clock

Revel in nostalgia with these DIY Koosh Ball Pillows, also from Studio DIY. Check out the full tutorial here.

DIY holographic pillows from Studio DIY

Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you have to tone everything down with rich, deep hues. Celebrate some of design’s most eye-catching trends in the coming season, and enjoy the festivity that they bring home.

Kate Simmons
Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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