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Scandinavian Style Embraces Fall Colors

It’s easy to love Scandinavian style. There’s a purity about it, as well as a refreshing simplicity. As our lives get more complicated, we seek to simplify. The clean lines and fresh palette that Scandinavian design celebrates are a truly perfect fit for our modern way of life. Today we showcase the new autumn/winter 2016 collections of two Scandinavian brands: ferm LIVING and Broste Copenhagen. They are filled with beautifully designed furniture and decor in this year’s most interesting fall colors

ferm LIVING’s AW16 Collection

It’s possible that we’ve been checking ferm LIVING’s website daily for an official announcement of their new Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection! You can imagine our excitement when we discovered a series of stunning new finds this week. The first thing that caught our eye: a palette of wine, dusty blue, deep green and earthy ochre.

New table tops from ferm LIVING

The beauty of these colors is the way they can easily be mixed with lighter shades such as peach, rose and mint. Above and below we see the Mingle Table Top, available in a range of hues. Lined with a layer of sustainable linoleum, each table top can be combined with trestles in a range of colors.

Modern table from ferm LIVING

Similarly, the brand’s Herman Stool is available in an array of fall-perfect hues. We’re also loving the interesting shades of the powdercoated metal bases:

Modern stools from ferm LIVING

When the lines and forms are simple, you might as well have some fun with color. The modern lighting below includes Socket Pendants, as well as a range of shades in soothing hues so you can build your own perfect pendant:

Modern lighting from ferm LIVING

There’s a fluid quality to the textile design this season at ferm LIVING. Brushtroke-style patterns emerge in swirls, lines and waves on the Brush Dish Cloths, shown below:

Dish cloths from ferm LIVING

There’s also an abstract, overlapping quality to pillow designs such as the Colour Block Cushion L 4, shown at the front/right of the next vignette:

Scandiavian style in fall colors

The colour block motifs carry over to items ranging from a shower curtain to laundry baskets. Note the striking palette of grey, rosy peach and deep blue:

Colour Block designs from ferm LIVING

If you’re a fan of Scandinavian design, don’t forget that you can accent this season’s new wave of unique colors with metallic pieces, grey tones and tropical greenery. A clean-lined collection of vases never hurts either. Modern design at its finest:

Vases and artwork from ferm LIVING

As you can see by the vases above and the Asymmetric Cutting Boards below, geo style is alive and well at ferm LIVING. The look is minimal and uncluttered, with an emphasis on craftsmanship, as well as the beauty of the materials themselves. In this case, smoked oak takes center stage:

Asymmetric cutting boards from ferm LIVING

If you had any doubt that ferm LIVING’s latest color palette is thoughtfully planned, the lovely tones can even be found on the smallest of items, like this gift tag:

Gift tag from ferm LIVING

Browse the new collection now, and note that items will officially be available for purchase on October 13th. Don’t worry – you can sign up to be notified when your favorite products are in stock!

Autumn/Winter 2016 at Broste Copenhagen

Midnight blue. Eggplant. Dusty mint. Soft peach. These are just a few of the stunning colors in the fall palette of Broste Copenhagen. In fact, the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection is filled with a mix of warm and cool tones, with an emphasis on understated shades that seamlessly fit together. When it comes to the design itself, Nordic living meets bohemian style.

Styling inspiration from Broste Copenhagen

If you’re curious about some of those gorgeous colors, here’s a closer look:

Autumn color palette from Broste Copenhagen

Do yourself a favor and browse the entire Autumn/Winter 2016 Catalog. You will find sleek forms, yet not so sleek and stark that the look is devoid of warmth. Quite the contrary! Shaggy textures and earthy elements await you.

Autumn finds from Broste Copenhagen

So do a variety of patterns on rugs and textiles. Here we see how the Broste Copenhagen fall palette blends beautifully with the warmth of wood:

Autumn rugs from Broste Copenhagen

Fall and winter bring out our desire to be warm and cozy. The tendency is to pile on, yet the beauty of Broste Copenhagen’s collection is the way that even in the richest of vignettes, there’s a clean look. After all, clutter can get in the way of a clear head. And we know that autumn and winter are as much about contemplation as they are about decorating.

Rust and blue tones from Broste Copenhagen

Rich tones prevail in the objets d’art below:

Fall accessories from Broste Copenhagen

Yet there’s always room for sunny accents. It’s comforting to have a bright spot or two in our lives when the sky is covered with clouds. Dusty Pink is a welcoming hue in this next vignette:

Moss meets dusty pink at Broste Copenhagen

Last but not least, let’s admire the way Broste Copenhagen’s berry tones beautifully offset the marble walls below. And with a modern floor lamp, metallic accents and other key pieces of decor, keeping the lines simple lets us appreciate each design element:

Fall decor from Broste Copenhagen

May fall’s new designs and colors bring out your creativity in the cooler months ahead…

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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