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Fall's Top Paint Color and Decor Trends

October 21, 2016 9:30 pm

This season's design and paint trends combine the crisp essence of autumn foliage with soft pastels to help bring outdoor-inspired colors into your home.
 
According to Ace Hardware design experts Nathan Fischer, Katie Reynolds and Julie Richard, from cool blues and smoky greens inspired by scenic mountaintop views to warm neutrals reminiscent of transitioning leaves, this season's trends create classic and elegant palettes that provide a sophisticated, timeless upgrade to any space.
 
Here are the designers’ top paint picks and ideas for fall:
 
-Try painting interior window frames in a cool-toned black to create the steel-frame "modern-farmhouse" look that’s so popular this season.
-Make the home feel warmer with colors like creamy beige or a warm chocolate brown in a variety of accessories, such as rugs or lampshades.
-Using darker neutrals like deep brown or cool charcoal sparingly on small accent pieces, such as side tables or a headboard, will add sophisticated dimension throughout a space.
-Neutrals don't have to be boring! Try a rich beige with lavender undertones to add a whimsical twist to a room.
-Forest greens create a masculine, sophisticated look that works best in intimate spaces like a bedroom or library. Darker teal hues work well as accent colors, while more muted greens are ideal for walls and larger areas.
-White walls are anything but simple. Try soft off-whites in a space to achieve a polished, timeless and clean look.
-One of the easiest updates to the exterior of the home is changing the color of the front door. Pull inspiration from nature with a bold green, and add colorful exterior accents like planters or Adirondack chairs in a softer, lighter green shade or a light blue for a more subtle pop of color.
-When painted in a bold red, side tables, kitchen stools and picture frames provide the perfect complement to a neutral space.
 
Ace's experts also offer these tips for bringing the fall season indoors through décor:
 
-A luxurious look can be achieved in any space by adding plenty of texture and layers. A soft, thick rug makes a great centerpiece for a simple, yet chic room.
-Use objects found in nature, such as branches, pinecones and logs to fill vases and stack on shelves.
-Update wood finishes in the home that may feel faded by liming, washing and weathering the finish.
-Vary the size of decorative objects in a room or on a front porch. This will create a dimensional look without incorporating too many accessories.
-Pair clean, neutral shades with layered gold, bronze and silver metallics to create a luxe designer look.
-Whites reflect light, making rooms with little natural light feel more open and airy. Try painting a room with a few windows in a light, neutral shade to achieve this bright idea.
 
Contact our office today to learn more about incorporating fall’s top paint color and décor trends into your home.
 
Source: Ace Hardware

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