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The Top Fall Colors for a Modern Palette

There’s nothing like planning a new color palette for a new season! Color lovers are quick to note the latest trends, including reports on the hottest hues from Pantone. While today’s featured fall colors have been moving to the forefront for awhile, the magic lies in the way they can be combined to create a fresh, unique feel. It can be hard saying goodbye to summer. Yet welcoming shades such as rust, lavender, teal, deep blue, mustard and eggplant can certainly give us something to look forward to as fall approaches! [cushions below from ferm LIVING]

Stylish cushions from ferm LIVING

Shades of Green

Green breathes new life into your space. While the green leaves change color and fall to the ground during autumn, we love that this verdant, lively hue is making an appearance this fall. Even a rich shade of green-grey can be the perfect backdrop to an interesting collection of objets d’art and houseplants. [photo from CB2]

Fall color palette from CB2

Teal is another popular choice this season. Its green-meets-blue quality makes it less like spring and more like fall! Below we see Savoy Vases in Teal and Rust from CB2. Note how beautifully the hues of these two vases complement one another:

Teal color palette for fall

Green is also a natural fit for other popular fall hues, including blue, light pink and grey. In the next image, we see a collection of Hexagon Vases from ferm LIVING, featured in shades such as Dusty Green, Light Blue and Rose. While we’re eagerly awaiting ferm LIVING’s fall collection, we love how their spring palette forecast autumn’s hottest colors:

Hexagon vases from ferm LIVING

Mint is another lovely option for fall, especially if it veers into grey territory. Below we see how it can serve as an ideal backdrop for shades of rust and blue. Featured in the photo are ferm LIVING’s Metal Trays:

Metal trays from ferm LIVING

A Rosy Glow

Warm tones are big this season. And why shouldn’t they be? They create a glow that mirrors the golden shades of the falling leaves outside. [photo below from ferm LIVING]

Warm tones from ferm LIVING

Plus, there are many rosy tones to choose from. Some sing of peach and copper, while others are unabashedly pink. Don’t forget the beauty of rosy shades when combined and contrasted with colors such as teal, mint and grey. [pillows below from CB2]

New pillows in fall tones

Next we see a display of Marcel Bowls in Grey and Salmon from CB2. Note how the light peach pops against the charcoal of the walls. A bowl of oranges makes another lovely addition to the vignette.

Grey and peach palette from CB2

Camel is definitely one of this season’s “it” colors! Sometimes it’s light, and other times it’s saturated. These Channel Copper Cotton Bath Towels from CB2 promise cozy nights. Stylish, cozy nights!

Camel towels from CB2

Does honoring a new fall palette mean repainting your walls? That’s not a requirement! Sometimes one powerful accent can set a special tone for the new season. In the next image, we see the Blowing Leaves Copper Mobile by Jay Jones, available through Uncommon Goods:

Copper mobile from Uncommon Goods

Rich Azure Hues

Shades of blue and violet are making a big statement this fall, and below we see a modern display of glassware and dishes, including Enamel Oval Trays in lavender and blue from CB2:

Enamel trays in blue and lavender

Blue and purple tones are stellar when mixed with classic fall shades such as rust and mustard. This Shelby Plum Purple Striped Throw from Crate & Barrel is ready for some fireside coziness:

Cozy throw from Crate & Barrel

Wine is another lovely color to add to this season’s palette. A natural fit with purple and blue, it can also add a festive preview of holiday cheer! [rich fall palette from Crate & Barrel]

Rich fall palette from Crate & Barrel

Shades of eggplant and magenta pair beautifully with mint, as shown by this Nell Bernegger Behind Art Print from Urban Outfitters:

Art print from Urban Outfitters

Blue and eggplant tones can also veer into pastel territory when translucent glassware is involved. Throw in some silver, copper and brass accents for a shiny, refreshing take on decadent fall style. [Metallic + Pastel Glass Candleholders from West Elm]

Pastel and metallic candleholders from West Elm

These Linework Vases from West Elm combine texture and color for an intriguing autumn grouping. Note the vase in Fig, shown at the center. Branches are the perfect addition to these rustic-modern pieces:

Textural vases from West Elm

When the purple tones incorporate a hint of taupe, you have to take a second look! These Linework Glass Vases are part of the West Elm Collection:

Modern vases from West Elm

In a grouping of pillows from West Elm, we see how burgundy naturally fits with grey and midnight blue. Throw in a bit of mustard, and you have a luxurious look:

Pillow palette from West Elm

Don’t forget that emerald green can add another rich element to the fall palette, creating a jewel-toned range of vibrant hues. The artwork below is First Light by Sarah Janece Garcia, available at Uncommon Goods:

Artwork by Sarah Janece Garcia via Uncommon Goods

If you’re looking for a powerful paint color that will make your fall decor pop, try midnight or navy blue. Everything seems to stand out against this elegant hue, including green shades and warm tones. [pillows from Crate & Barrel]

Assortment of pillows from Crate & Barrel

Have fun planning your fall palette!…

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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