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Hot décor colors for fall

Deanna Sletten has been writing for nearly 20 years for magazines and websites. She owns the blog Write Moms that shares information about freelance writing. Deanna is also the author of two fiction novels.

Trendy fall colors

Fall’s colors range from bold autumn-inspired tones to cool white-washed hues with frosted, pearl or satin finishes. Tribal-inspired prints are hot for accent pieces as well as bronze, pewter and brushed gold. The word for fall is 'serenity'. Calming earth tones of mocha, cranberry and plum blend effortlessly with tranquil milky whites, brushed grays and water-downed blues, yellows and greens. Bring the warmth of fall inside by adding one or two new pieces to your favorite rooms.

1Go tribal

Tribal-inspired prints are being seen everywhere on accent pillows, rugs, throws and even upholstered chairs. These prints blend easily with almost any décor while adding that pop of color and pattern to your room. Try adding a group of accent pillows to your sofa and chairs or on your bed. Place a tribal-inspired vase on your favorite table or go bold with a tribal print rug under your coffee table. Tribal print place mats, table runners or wall art are also excellent ways to include this style with your décor.

Go tribal


2Crazy for cranberry

Inspired by fall's farm-fresh produce, deep rich red hues are coming inside to warm up your rooms. Add a touch of cranberry to your sofa or armchair with a cuddly throw, silk or satin accent pillows, or a glass or ceramic table lamp. Lull yourself to sleep under a new comforter duvet of cranberry red. Try spicing up the kitchen with cranberry accents like candles, dishtowels or salt and pepper shakers. This color will blend well with an earthy décor or add a splash of color to a lighter décor.

Crazy for cranberry


3White-washed hues

Fall trends aren't only about dark, warm colors but also include soft, white-washed hues of blue, yellow and green. Bring these colors to life with your cream, white or oak pieces, or mix and match colors throughout a room. Change out your old dining room chairs with white-washed blue ones, add an accent chair to your living room covered in a white-washed green, or add a touch of yellow to your kitchen with white-washed yellow pot-holders or place mats. These colors work best with a country, farm or shabby chic décor but can easily be incorporated into a classic or modern décor with one single statement piece.

White-washed hues


4Mocha delight

Brown tones are back as part of the earth-tone movement, but this time around, you will see them in shades from tan to cocoa to dark chocolate. Golden browns and bronze are also appearing as strong neutral colors. Mix and match shades of brown as well as fabrics and patterns. Spread a decorative brown and brocade runner over your dining room table and arrange classic bronze candlesticks on it. Trim your windows with a mocha brown satin valance over creamy draperies or add a velvety brown accent chair to you living room. Enjoy mixing your brown shades with other warm colors like cranberry, burgundy and dusty pinks.

Mocha delight


5Intensive indigo

Deep, rich inky blues are warming up fabrics and décor accents this fall. Imagine an indigo ceramic floor vase filled with stalks of cattails or a collection of bright blue candles on your glass coffee table. Or add a large, inky blue glass bowl filled with silver-wrapped candies on your dining room table for pizzazz. In the kitchen, indigo dishes add a pop of color to your favorite meal. Indigo accents blend well on your favorite black-lacquered accent table but can easily mix with light-colored furniture too.

Intensive indigo


More decorating tips for fall

Decorating Diva: Welcoming fall into your home
Decorate your front porch for fall
Fall color and pattern trends

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