When you think of fall colors, brown, orange and yellow surely come to mind. But what are the best ways to use and pair these colors?
These days, color combinations for fall can be fresh, creative and modern. Some fall colors you may not expect? Charcoal gray and green top the list.
Curious about some fresh color fall combinations? Here are some top tips.
1. Consider green. Green is fresh and fun for fall and can be paired with many other colors such as chocolate brown, charcoal gray and black.
2. Look for different tints, tones and shades of the same color. This is perfect for monochromatic color schemes.
3. Look for colors that have yellow or orange undertones such as turquoise.
4. Use warm colors such as cream or mushroom. These colors pair well with deep foundation colors such as black and brown.
5. Incorporate traditional fall colors such as yellow in unexpected ways. Mustard yellow and chartreuse provide a creative, modern spin on use of yellow in a space.
6. Use brass finishes as a way to bring yellow and yellow tones into a space.
7. Bring orange into spaces where you want to add a bright, friendly warm color. Orange can be toned down if needed by using foundation colors such as cream, black or brown.
8. Consider using indigo as a substitute for black if you're looking for a subtler dark, foundation color.
9. Consider pairing complementary fall colors together such as yellow with orange.
10. Use gray as a pairing with brighter fall colors for a more modern feel.
Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert.