These Five Paint Colors Are Leading the Trends for Fall

This year, the classics come paired with a surprising addition.

Black and White Staircase

photography by STEPHEN KENT JOHNSON


As we begin to anticipate the onset of a new season, we look to our natural surround for decorative cues and inspiration. Warm hues and bold greens remain a staple of an autumn palette, but timeless shades of blues and grays swoop in for complementary relief. Here, we rounded up the five show-stopping colors that will be making the ultimate statement in your space. Take a look. 
 
One can never go wrong with a timeless shade of gray. Found in creative Pamela Bell's East Village townhouse, this dusty shade features subtle lilac undertones, resulting in a dynamic hue that can live alongside a variety of darker tones. Pair the paint with a monochromatic scene for an elegant finish.
 
Get the look with: Courteous, Behr

Green and Orange and White and Wood Vignette

photography by LAURE JOLIET


We'll be the first to admit it: the thought of utilizing a hue as daring as this is intimidating, to say the least. This bold orange channels the quintessence of the season with smokey undertones and a vividly descriptive finish. Take style cues from designer Frances Merrill, who opted for a two-tone scheme featuring a much more subtle color pairing. Hallways, powder rooms, or mudrooms are versatile enough spaces where you can afford to take a decorative leap with color.   
 
Get the look with: Wild Flower, Benjamin Moore

Green and Wood Dining room

photography by LUKE EDWARD HALL


Autumn's signature shades tend to skew towards the warmer palettes, and while we're all for embracing these hues, a complementary course never fails. Spotted in English designer Luke Edward Hall's London flat, the deeply defined forest green sets the ideal backdrop for the stained wooden furnishings and bright art. We're earmarking this saturated green as the color for the dining room. 
 
Get the look with: Salamander, Benjamin Moore

Blue Dining room

photography by DAVID PRINCE


It seems as if the color blue never fails to mark its spot among the list of trending hues. Be it dark, light, baby, cobalt—you name it—blue, the classic shade is constantly reinvented with a trendy twist. This season, we're embracing the version that comes with subtle green undertones, resembling an elevated teal or dynamic blue-green. It's ability to complement a varied scope of decorative aesthetics is why it'll never cease to stun.  
 
Get the look with: Regatta, Sherwin Williams

photography by FARROW AND BALL


It's no secret that we've had a minor affinity for blush tones, especially when presented in a variety of depth-defying shades. This season's take on the new classic comes in the form of a terracotta-esque tone. In this bucolic kitchen, eggshell-hued cabinets downplay the saturation of the red, resulting in a finish that's subtle yet bold.
 

Published on August 17, 2017 - 4:00pm EDT

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