Autumn paint colours you’ll love

There’s something about autumn that makes us feel warm and fuzzy: The crunchy leaves and changing colours of nature might be to blame. If you want to recreate that warmth in your home, paint your walls in these autumn-inspired colours.

Living room decorated with warm colors

Now that you’ve made the decision to paint (or repaint) your home, here comes the fun part: picking colours! If you want to create a sense of warmth and richess in your rooms, go for autumn-inspired colours. Whether you’re partial to neutrals or a fan of daring feature walls, Wattyl has the perfect palette to choose from.

Beiges and neutrals

Neutral colours are like the bread and butter of painting: They are simple, timeless and always a safe choice. They are also one of the most versatile groups on the colour scheme, working well on their own, as a trim, and to offset deeper colours. If you’re keen to create a calming living space, neutrals are a great place to start.


  • Luschious White
  • Confetti Shower
  • Deep Linen
  • Urban Grey


The perfect in-between colour, yellow hues put a twist on neutrals, but they are not quite as attention-seeking as reds and browns. These kinds of honey and mustard tones really warm up a room and they complement darker shades like charcoal. If you’re interested in branching out a bit, grab one of these yellow-based swatches and see what you think.


  • Orb
  • Honey Tree
  • Butterscotch Cream
  • Shimmering Star


When it comes to inviting, autumn-inspired colours, it’s hard to go past the range of browns on offer. Brown hues look great on main walls and some of the “wilder” shades can even work well as a feature wall. In terms of pairings, browns look best when they’re matched up with neutrals and beiges.


  • Middleton Stone
  • Hope
  • Gilded Gold
  • Tempestuous


If you love feature walls, pops of colour and adventure, play around with the idea of red paint for your home. Bright reds are loads of fun, while there’s something about rich, deep reds that screams elegance and opulence. No matter what shade of red you choose, they all look great paired with neutrals, whites and creams.


  • Roasted Capsicum
  • Seductress
  • Pulse
  • The Vineyard

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Hot on the shelves

If you want more colour options, Wattyl has plenty of shades that have the “autumn” feel. These colours are drawn from Wattyl’s newest collections, Vibrant Vintage and Earthy Affair, so you’ll need to head to your nearest stockist to check them out in person — trust us, they’re worth the trip!

  • Kashmira
  • Uluru
  • Sanctuary Point
  • Cuddy Bear
  • Alta Sierra
  • Hot Tamarillo
  • Wheatfields

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