20 Fall Color Schemes That Usher in the New Season

Easy upgrades that don't rely on pumpkins.

 fall color palettes
Tasmin Johnson

The easiest way to make our homes feel ready for the season ahead? Swapping in pieces that create a seasonal, on-trend color palette. In the fall, that means welcoming warmer tones that set the cozy, festive scene and reflect the changing colors of nature (not just, red, yellow, and orange, though they're power players this time of year). Ahead, discover 20 fall colors and how to incorporate them into your space.

fall color palette
Felix Forest
Burnt Orange

Burnt orange is a good compromise between red and orange. Though the shade is still vibrant, it's a little more muted and grounding, creating the perfect fall color palette. In this bedroom designed by Arent & Pyke, the seasonal update as simple as introducing some new pillow cases.

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dining room fall color palette
Tasmin Johnson
Pale Coral

Though orange is definitely a fall color, it's vibrant and versatile enough to work in the warmer months, too, so you don't have to constantly swap out bedding. A pale coral makes it great for spring and summer, too. Designer Tasmin Johnson alternated slipcover colors to bring in more wintery and moody hues, too, like inky navy and dove gray.

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monochrome bathroom ideas
Chango & Co
Charcoal

Cooler weather calls for cozier interiors, so incorporate tones with more depth. In this moody farmhouse bathroom designed by Chango & Co, the crisp white backdrop are grounded by moody dark gray colors and complementary artwork.

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fall color schemes
Felix Forest
Marigold

We get it—bold colors feel like a giant commitment you aren't sure you're ready to make. You don't have to paint your entire wall marigold. Just add artwork! In this dining room designed by Arent & Pyke, it brightens up the entire space.

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neutral fall color palette 
Sara Tramp
Peach

The easiest way to get your house fall-ready is by swapping out rugs for warmer tones. In this stairwell designed by Emily Henderson, the swirls of peach and chocolate brown make the concrete floors so much more inviting. The leaves are changing, your floor coverings should, too.

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green fall color palette 
Catherine Kwong
Peacock

While blue feels inherently summery, a blue/green/gray peacock is richer for fall. Splice in some lighter shades of gray and crisp whites to lighten it up, as Catherine Kwong did here.

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modern  fall color palette 
Arent & Pyke
Berry

Don't be afraid of purple. This muted purple/pink/red color looks especially luxe in a velvet material luxe on walls and carpet here in a modern living room designed by Arent & Pyke.

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fall decorating ideas
BJÖRN WALLANDER
Dusty Rose

Pink is often associated with spring and summer, but it definitely has a place in fall interiors. Take note from the shade of dusty rose in the curtains and carpet in this space designed by Janie Molster. It's both muted and intriguing at once.

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brown fall color palette 
Nicole Franzen
Beige

Caramel tones feel cozy on a bedroom wall. Add in whites and blues to liven the space up and keep it from feeling monochromatic.

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colors to use in fall
Tessa Neustadt
Dove Gray

Emily Henderson designed this home office around the custom green marble desk, which is accentuated by the green accents and lighting. The dove gray desk chair and plaid area rug are perfect for fall.

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contemporary  fall color palette 
Anson Smart
Ruby Red

From the bright orange border to the ruby red center, this curvy headboard in an Arent & Pyke designed bedroom has fall written all over it. The blush pink and white bedding along with the deep slate gray walls ensure that it isn't overly seasonal.

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fall color palette ideas
Studio DB
Aubergine

Designed by Studio DB, this study is both modern and classic, inviting and bold. The eggplant-hued walls as well as the black marble fireplace create an intimate environment and the light fixture, mirrored table, and chrome and leather chair introduce sleek design while the cotton candy-esque artwork, fluffy floor cushions add ma sense of comfort and playfulness.

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living room fall color palette 
Regan Baker Design
Deep Green

A deep green chair paired with a light wood coffee stool and piano is giving us all the fall feels. See more of this eclectic family home at Regan Baker Design.

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unique  fall color palette 
Chango & Co.
Candy Apple Red

Candy apple red chairs add the perfect dash of intensity to this dining room by Chango & Co. Though red can be an intimidating color, it's fun when you're experimenting with it in smaller doses. In this shade, it's also a lot less playful and cheerful than it is scary.

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modern fall color palette ideas
Anson Smart
Royal Blue

Who says cool colors can't work for fall? In this contemporary living room designed by Arent & Pyke, the the large scale royal blue art intensifies the neutral colors throughout, like the deep blue-green sofa, which sets the fall tone.

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fall color decorating ideas
Chango & Co
Persimmon

The porcelain lamp in this monochrome bedroom designed by Chango & Co. delivers a nice pop of color without clashing with the lack and white scheme. Persimmon is the perfect shade of orange when you want a little color that isn't overly saturated.

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fall colors
Time Street-Porter
Chocolate

Offset dark brown with cream and orange accents. It warms up the room and adds in even more fall tones.

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unique fall color palette 
Commune Design
Navy Blue

This navy blue media room from Commune Design feels dramatic yet, at the same time, intimate. the warmer woods and bright throw pillows and colorful carpet bring depth and warmth to the cooler color.

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bedroom colors and moods
Paul Raeside
Terracotta

Terracotta is not only fall-approved, but it's also sleek and sophisticated. To break up walls, add oversized art.

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easy fall decorating ideas 
Sara Tramp
Metallics

Bronze and gold accents add a glimmer of formality to this living room designed by Jess Bunge for Emily Henderson Design, just in time for fall festivities and entertaining. The warm marble side table also adds some seasonal earthiness to the mix.

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