Fall Paint Colors to Spice Up Your Home
The beginning of September means fall is right around the corner. With pumpkin spice creamer found in the grocery aisles and pumpkin muffins offered at your favorite coffee shop, for some, fall is already upon us. As a summer gal that loves flip flops, tank tops, pool days, and sunshine, I try not to hurry fall along until closer to the end of September.
The very best part of fall, in my opinion, is the paint colors. The shades of the leaves become the colors in the flame of a bonfire, the ruby red of a crisp apple, and the caramel shade of hot apple cider.
Paint Colors We Love for Fall
As the leaves start to change color or dry up and fall off, even the new shade of green they become is a good one. Similar to Eclipse (SW 6166), by Sherwin Williams, the leaves become a muted green paint color, mixed with a brown that borders on gray. Eclipse, though, still holds a bit of a yellow hue which keeps its green, while duller than a bright green, still rich and warm. Six steps down on the color strip, if Eclipse is a bit dark for you, try its lighter counterparts, At Ease Soldier (SW 9127) or Svelte Sage (SW 6164) for dreamy, muted shades of green.
The color of clay bricks or a kiln-dried terra cotta tile, Rookwood Terra Cotta (SW 2803) lives up to its name. It is the perfect blend of red, orange, and brown that doesn’t strongly lean in one direction or the other. It is rich and classic and a great fall paint color to spice things up. Pair Rookwood Terra Cotta with a light khaki color or camel tone for an inviting space or add it in some pillows or a throw to warm up your gray for the season.
Sycamore Tan (SW 2855) is our last September shade and I love it for its saturation and depth of color. It is rich without being too dark and is a slightly more tan version of a good greige tone. If greige is a new term for you, it is simply a paint color that is a mix of beige and gray. Sycamore Tan also does a nice job of staying fairly neutral and doesn’t pull in the hints of purple or green that are sometimes found in greige colors. It would be gorgeous on the exterior of a home and could easily be paired with brick or stone.
As we roll into Autumn, enjoy the breeze and the cooler air, but don’t kick summer out quite yet!