Pantone’s Fall Colors in the Home

 

By Sunshine Menefee
Staff Writer

 

When the powers-that-be send down design ideas, they sometimes feel hard to relate to. The images look so trendy that they would never work in most homes. That’s what a designer is for. We read the current trends and translate them into everyday use. So it is with Pantone’s Fall Forecast 2016. Designing with 10 colors is overwhelming, but I’ve taken the time to break them down and give you smaller scale ways to incorporate these trendy colors into your home design. You can pick and choose which little ways fit into your home and up the design style. By layering the colors and accents, you can create a decor that is stylish, yet easily transitions into other  trends. Find all the colors here.

 

In the dining room…

Neutrals have been the leading design color for a few years now. They create the perfect backdrop for this falls’ warm colors and a dining room is a pleasant spot to add a touch of color. Riverside Blue is a sophisticated color that creates depth to a design palette. This dining room adds a touch of Riverside Blue to an otherwise all Sharkskin gray room.

 

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Swapping out 2 chairs is another way to easily add trendy colors to a dining room.  Riverside Blue mixes easily with the warm wood and natural textures of the table and rug. The curtains carry the color making the design more complete.

 

 

Riverside 2

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The smallest details make a big impact and the table scape is an easy spot to change colors. Here, Sharkskin and Spicy Mustard combine to make a chic and modern setting.

 

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In the bedroom…

Bedrooms are a place of rest and relaxation; a place of calm. Airy Blue is the perfect complement for this plan. It adds subtle and restful color that is a neutral and be built upon with other colors. Use Airy Blue on large planes- walls and furniture. This serene bedroom balances cool blue with warm reds and wood tones.

 

Airy Blue 1

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Once again, light blue serves as a backdrop for dramatic red in this bedroom. The overall look is restful, but punctuated with bold color to keep things interesting. Colorful accents are easy to swap out when seasons change.

 

Airy and Red 1

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In the living room…

The living room is rife with spots to add accessories and current colors. Pillows, rugs, lamps and vases are simply changed to create an entirely new color palette. This living room uses Spicy Mustard on a floor rug with the practical Riverside Blue on side chairs. The blue, green and yellow accents around the room tie the design together.

 

Spicy Mustard Rug

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Really spice things up with a Potter’s Clay accent wall. This color represents a well-traveled and exotic room and pairs well with Bodacious and Riverside, as seen in this eclectic living room.

 

Orange 2

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Add a small Aurora Red accent chair for the right amount of color. Be sure to add other objects of the same color to keep the design flowing.

 

 

Red chair 1

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Of course, flowers are always in style. Add a Bodacious bouquet to bring a room alive.

 

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Dusty Cedar is a beautiful color to bring a hint of femininity to a room that isn’t sickly sweet.

 

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In the kitchen…

Bar stools, hand towels, table cloths, and dishes are easy swaps for this season’s hottest hues. This kitchen uses Potter’s Clay and Aurora Red in the bar stools.

 

Orange 1

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Aurore Red dominates in this small kitchen. The white background makes a clean slate for the bright color.

 

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Making a few strategic changes can dramatically update your home to keep it current without being too trendy. Well placed accent pieces throughout a room tie a design together and create a warm and inviting space. We would love to know how you are planning on adding fall colors to your home. Share with us on Facebook!

 

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