Autumn-inspired paint colours

Oct 2, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. ET

Give any indoor space a fall facelift with these colourful paints and accent pieces.

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Fall colour palettes

Refresh your home for fall

Give any indoor space a fall facelift with these colourful paints and accent pieces.

More than any other season, fall provides many dramatic and beautiful indicators of change. Leaves change colour and fall to the ground, and the summer air cools off, leaving us chilled and reaching for sweaters or light jackets. It's no wonder that as the seasons change, we often have a desire to revamp our wardrobes or living spaces. Adding a new, colourful coat of paint is a simple, affordable way to instantly revitalize a space. Throw in a few energetic accent pieces, and your indoor space will reflect the many changes happening outside. Here are a few paint colour choices to get you started on your autumn update:

Rust

Rust

Earthy hues like rust and tan are classic fall colours and bring to mind the sight of falling leaves and the smell of crisp autumn air. Pair a vibrant wall colour like Raucous Orange from Sherwin-Williams will a more subdued tan or gold accent, such as the Fleetwood Rug from Urban Barn.

Teal

Teal

Blue-green colours like turquoise or teal can brighten a space while still leaving it feeling calming and fresh. Try a deep hue like Aruba Blue from Benjamin Moore, and add a punch of colour with throw pillows or a blanket, such as this Rio Throw from Urban Barn.

Orange

Orange

Painting walls orange or burnt yellow will give a room a rich, comfortable vibe. Fiesta from Valspar is a great fall tone, perfect for pairing with blue accents like this affordable Kelsey Drapery Panel from JYSK.

Deep Purple

Deep Purple

For a luxurious or even sensual space, deep wall colours like Sumptuous Purple from Valspar are the way to go. Gold and purple is a classic combination, so add some yellow or sandy decorations or furniture to the room, such as the Banana Bark Floor Mirror from Pier 1 Imports.

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