7 Fall Paint Colors for Your Home
It’s getting colder out and the leaves are changing color again. With fall in full swing, you may be thinking it’s time for a change. With so many colors to choose from, it can be hard to find what will work best for you and your home aesthetic this season. We have compiled a list of some of the best fall paint colors offered by Benjamin Moore to help you get ready for autumn.
Orange is always one of the most popular colors around this time of year, yet it can be hard to choose one that stands out – Benjamin Moore’s Fall Harvest is one of the best. Orange can be a very tricky color to work into a home, but Fall Harvest allows easy implementation, and with its subtle tones, offers a warm and inviting atmosphere to any room.
If you are looking for a lighter color to help switch up your home this season, Aganthus Green is the perfect way to go. With the ideal balance of green and grey, this color from Benjamin Moore offers a unique lightness to any room and looks distinctly like an early morning autumn mist.
One of the most unique fall colors, Yellow Marigold, is a great way to make your home stand out from the rest. Although yellow can be very harsh, this color from Benjamin Moore offers the perfect blend of yellow and orange to give any room a rich and prominent fall look. When used correctly, yellow is a color that can boost confidence and optimism – perfect for those brisk fall mornings.
With a name like Mayflower Red, how could this paint not be perfect for your home this season? Offering the perfect mix of brown and red, Mayflower Red from Benjamin Moore looks distinctly like fallen leaves. Although perfect on its own, Mayflower Red is one of the easiest colors on this list to integrate with other colors in your home.
One of the most vibrant colors on this list, Autumn Purple from Benjamin Moore offers a different experience than all the rest. If you are looking to make a statement this season, this deep purple is perfect for you. Bringing warmth to any room, Autumn Purple is the ideal paint for those small, cozy rooms that make you want to curl up with a good book and a pumpkin spice latte.
One of the most subdued colors on this list, Approaching Autumn is perfect for those who are not looking to make a drastic change. With its subtle peach color, this paint from Benjamin Moore offers a great solution to creating a fall theme without redesigning the entire space. As this color goes with most furniture, you will be able to put this color in any room in your house to be reminded of fall.
A darker green than previously discussed on this list, Courtyard Green from Benjamin Moore offers a much more cozy and rich color. If you are looking to darken a room this season, then Courtyard Green is the perfect color for you. The shade of this color pairs beautifully with any brown colored paints and will easily make any room feel like fall.
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Color of the Year 2020: First Light
As 2019 comes to a close, Benjamin Moore has named First Light, a soft, not-too-sweet pink, its 2020 Color of the Year. This refreshing alternative to white or beige plays well with other colors and can flatter any space you desire, whether it be your dining room or lounge area. As the name indicates, it depicts a color found in the early morning sky and the beginning of a brand new day. It is the company’s first time choosing a pink hue as the Color of the Year and symbolizes an upbeat and hopeful kickoff to the next ten years ahead.
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The company’s 2020 color palette features 10 coordinated paint colors with hues like Cushing Green HC-125, Golden Straw 2152-50, Blue Danube 2062-30 and Windmill Wings 2067-60, each of which sparkle when paired and layered with the very amiable First Light’s rosy glow. According to the paint maker, the 2020 Trend palette involves a yearlong observation of design, art, fashion, environment and cultural influences from around the globe. With a new decade on the horizon, it may be the perfect time to make a change. The trend toward expressive, saturated colors signifies a departure from the more subdued Color of the Year 2019, Metropolitan. There are so many creative ways to incorporate First Light into your home. Here are some ideas on how you can use this shade in the coming year:
Create an Accent Wall
An accent wall is a budget-friendly way to make a bold statement in any room of your home. With First Light, whichever wall you choose will undoubtedly become the focal point of the space. It can really change the vibe of the room, in the best way possible, when paired with the right tones. Create the illusion of a drastic change with only a little bit of paint.
Add Color to Your Front Door
Not only can First Light revitalize the interior of your home – it can help to boost your curb appeal. This uplifting wash of pink can make a great first impression on passers-by and provide a warm welcome for guests. Make this bright-spirited shade the center of attention before even setting foot inside.
Paint a Piece of Furniture
As we bring in the year 2020, give new life to your old furniture with a colorful DIY makeover. Do you have a china cabinet or coffee table that you love, but are wondering if it still fits your style? The key to a stunning paint job is to add an unexpected pop of color. The airy-toned First Light provides you with the optimal opportunity to enliven any piece you choose.
Enhance the Architecture
Color can be used to manipulate the way your architecture looks and feels. Colorful paint is a powerful design element for enhancing architectural features that deserve to be showcased. It can even create the illusion of dimension where it does not exist. First Light is a flattering and fun hue that has great potential to be the highlighting component of a space.
Shop the 2020 Color Palette with Ricciardi Brothers
The ten harmonious hues of the Color Trends 2020 palette, including First Light, deliver modern paint color pairings that combine optimism with understatement, a timeless way to lighten up any room. At Ricciardi Brothers, you can shop this palette and many others, by ordering online or picking up in-store. Experience premium performance in Aura paint, which boasts incredible hide, and fade and color rub-off resistance. If you would like more information, please visit one of our locations in your neighborhood or contact us today.
Buying a new home is an exciting time! It is a chance to start a new chapter of your life with a “clean slate,” taking the design into your own hands and bringing your ideas to life. The process of decorating your new home can be an excellent outlet for expressing yourself and creating a space that makes you feel comfortable, happy, and at home. Choosing the colors for your new home should never be a stressful process. When you hit a bump in the road, try following these 5 intuitive home paint tips from the paint and design experts at Ricciardi Brothers to help bring out the interior decorator within!
Paint from Dark to Light – Floor to Ceiling
The next time you step outside, notice your surroundings and the natural gradation of color from dark to light, ground to sky. Pay attention to the dark greens, browns, greys, and black of the ground and the mid-tone and bright colors of flora and fauna, and finally to the light whites, blues, and greys of the sky above. This gradation is one that is very natural to us and can easily be translated into your home. For example, if you are using blue as a prominent color, imagine beautiful wood floors with a dark blue patterned area rug, baseboards in Blue Danube, window details in Winter Lake, walls in Smoke, and ceiling in Marilyn’s Dress.
Paint Your Mood in Your Home!
What makes you happy? Hungry? Tired? As “animals,” we are largely driven by our primal instincts and many of the spaces in our homes cater to our primal needs. A dining room for eating, a bedroom for sleeping, and so forth. Tap into these moods when considering paint colors for your home.
Colors That Incite Hunger
It has been widely proven that the best colors to promote hunger are the more passionate, warmer colors. When choosing colors for your dining area, you can’t go wrong with shades of red, yellow, and orange.
Colors that Promote Sleep
When it comes to the bedroom, sleep should be the main focus of your design. Therefore, colors that relax and calm are best, such as blues and greens.
Design Around Art and Patterns You Love
When stumped on which colors to choose for your home, an easy solution is often to start with artwork or textiles you love. Temporarily hang a piece of artwork in your new room-to-be and envision the colors surrounding it. Notice the colors within the painting and pull from them to choose wall and accent colors. More muted or neutral colors for a wall can complement the artwork without overwhelming it. Accent colors for trim work can match less prominent colors in the artwork. If you’re starting with a textile, like a bold print couch, place it in the room and work from there. Remember to have fun!
Remember Color Theory
When working with paint colors, especially if using a wide variety, remember to reference your color wheel. The use of color theory can help to create a room that is harmonious and pleasing to the eye. If out of balance, the room can either appear too boring or overly chaotic. Working with the color wheel can help when choosing complementary (colors across from each other on the color wheel) accent colors. Purple and yellow, green and red, and blue and orange are all examples.
Embrace the Energy of Feng Shui
Feng Shui has long been practiced in Chinese culture and focuses primarily on the orientation of people in their environments and the way in which everything works together in harmony. In the modern era, the practice of Feng Shui has carried over to home design. Using the five elements of Feng Shui and their corresponding colors, one can create a positive flow of energy within their home.
- Related colors = Red, orange, yellow, purple, and pink
- Energy = Passion and high energy
- Placement within the home = Northeast or Southwest
- Related colors = Light brown, light yellow, beige, sand
- Energy = Stability and nourishment
- Placement within the home = Center
- Related colors = Green and brown
- Energy = Growth and vitality
- Placement within the home = East or Southeast
- Related colors = Blue and black
- Energy = Ease and abundance
- Placement within the home = East or Southeast
- Related colors = Gray and white
- Energy = Clarity and precision
- Placement within the home = West or Northwest
Get Color Advice From The Home Paint Experts at Ricciardi Brothers
The possibilities for decorating your new home are endless, so remember to have fun and trust your instinct when choosing your perfect colors! Feeling stuck? At Ricciardi Brothers’ 40+ locations throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, our paint and decorating experts help people make creative design decisions every day, from paint colors to interior decoration. We also offer a wide variety of interior and exterior paint, deck stain, window treatments, and other decorating staples so you can make your new home your own. To learn more and to kick off your design project, please contact us today!