Fall is on its way and with that comes fall decorating and it just happens to be our design team’s favorite time of the year!
Cooler weather, the changing of the trees and flowers and fall fashions all give us inspiration for our fall interior design choices. Traditional fall colors are directly influenced by the changing of the leaves on the trees and range from golden yellows, oranges and rust to greens and browns. But fall decorating doesn’t stop there! New colors from fashions and trends can also be incorporated in for a change from year to year.
The Pantone 2018 Color of the Year just happens to be purple (Ultra Violet 18-3838)! You will see purple in different shades this year from light lavender to a darker eggplant or into shades of cranberry (which seems to be a very popular color for fall clothing this year). Colors evoke emotions in each of us and can be influenced by culture, prior associations and personal preference. Whether it’s the dark purple tones that are traditionally associated with royalty, wealth, nobility and luxury or the lighter tones that are more whimsical and romantic, there’s a shade of purple out there for every personality.
Here’s our Design Team’s top picks for this season.
KayLee Pemberton (Chief Creative Design Director – Stephenville & Big Spring) My choice for this fall season is Sherwin Williams’ Mature Grape SW 6286. It’s a deeper rich purple that lends itself to pair with browns or cranberry colors while acting as the perfect accent to burnt orange like Copper Mountain SW 6356 (which is one of my all-time favorite interior colors) and golden yellows like Harvester SW 6373 and Compatible Cream SW 6387. For me the purple is only an accent to the traditional fall colors. It provides depth, richness and a bit of unexpected color to the western orange, yellows and browns that are in my home already.
Patricia Bennett (Store Manager / Design Team – Big Spring) First on my list is this unexpected combination of cranberry, gray and a touch of brown. It’s not a color palette you see every day! I love these colors for many reasons, but mostly I'm attracted to it because I feel cranberry and gray are a perfect balanced palette. Cranberry is vibrant and warm while gray is one of the cool colors. This palette truly does have a way of easily blending eclectic and rustic styles. To me these colors give the perfect accents to any fall décor.
Kayla Jo Nichols (Design Team – Big Spring) I really love to choose color schemes using fresh fruits and plants. It’s nature’s way of showing you what colors you should use in your home. Choosing your colors can be very simple. I was at my local grocery store and found a beautiful Wasabi Coleus Annual Plant. I took a picture and coordinated my colors off of what nature made for me!! The lighter or more muted colors such as Sherwin Williams High Reflective White or Fallen Leaves can be used as your neutral base color. For example, an existing sofa or chair or even your existing wall color. Then you just accent with the brighter colors of nature!
Michele Fox (Design Team – Stephenville) The colors you surround yourself with directly affect how you feel. Fall colors are exciting because they can evoke feelings of excitement or even calm, soothing feelings. When I think of fall my mind goes toward the golds, rusts and oranges like the changing of the leaves in the fall in New England. This also gives me the feeling of cooler weather and fall clothing. I like to use a neutral base like Sherwin Williams’ Mega Greige SW 7031 for a cool softer tone then add in color with a metallic cooper paint or item. My favorite is Modern Masters Copper Metallic. This paint can be used on almost anything and can be found online or in most home improvement stores.
Because colors can influence moods or thoughts we encourage you to find the perfect fall colors to fit your personality. Need help deciding? Then call or come by and see one of our in-house design team members. We always have time to talk color!
If purple isn’t the color for you then try Sherwin Williams Color of the Year – Oceanside SW 6496. It is inspired by travel and is calm a blue-green hue that adds mystery and elegance. Or try Benjamin Moore’s Color of the year – Caliente AF-290. It is red hot and a bold statement to any room.
Just remember that decorating with Fall Colors doesn’t have to be complicated. Use items you have and just add accents. Watch our Facebook pages for more fall decorating design tips and ways to work these ideas into your home décor!
HAPPY FALL YA’LL!!!