It’s hard to say whether summer or fall is my favorite time of year. While summer is all about carefree hair, suntans and lazy days at the beach, fall has a way of calling us back indoors and comforting us with cozy blankets, wood burning fireplaces, sweaters and the promise that winter is on its way. Decorating for the colder months calls for all sorts of layers (and who doesn’t love layering?!). Now is also the perfect time to take advantage of the cooler air and get a fresh coat of paint up on the walls. The best paint colors are those that can see you through the year, and coordinate with a number of accent colors for any given season.
#1 grege avenue: One of my current favorite colors is Benjamin Moore grege avenue. Yes, I jumped on the greige wagon a few years back and I’m still very much enjoying the ride. Benjamin Moore’s grege reminds me of a hot latte that looks beautiful with gray, chocolate brown, creamy black, white, maple yellow, faded rose & mossy green.
#2 del mar blue: An earthy blue-green such as Benjamin Moore‘s del mar blue makes for an excellent fall living room, dining room, or bedroom color. Accent with rusty oranges, raspberry reds, chocolate brown and pure white for a clean, warm and inviting space.
#3 off black: When only the moodiest of mood will do, go all in with black. These gorgeous rooms are Farrow & Ball‘s off black. I love the pops of pink and the stark contrast of white porcelain against this dramatic backdrop. If you’re going to go super dark, keep accent colors to a minimum for a clean, uncluttered appearance.
#4 no walls to paint? If painting is out of the question, bring on the layers. Layered artwork on a table, along the perimeter of a large room, or even on a wall creates a cozy feel. Add faux fur blankets and throw pillows for a glamorous, expensive looking touch. Think charcoal linen, navy velvet, and touches of silver and bronze. Mix accent lighting with candles and lanterns and instantly add depth and warmth to any space. This is especially fun in the bathroom where it is least expected.
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