The Surprising Fall-Friendly Color Combo We Can't Get Enough Of

blue and tan decor


Fall is having a moment. Blame pumpkin spice lattes and Instagram, but somewhere in the past few years it’s gone from a beloved season to a full-blown lifestyle. These days, it’s not just your aunt who hosts Thanksgiving going full-on harvest with their décor. There’s no shortage of places you can buy accessories in fall color schemes reminiscent of the changing leaves. 

And not to hate on the coziest time of the year, but you’d be forgiven for getting kind of bored with the color palette. While our Insta-obession with fall may be new, the colors certainly aren’t. Which is why we loved seeing CB2’s trend forecast for an unexpected color combo: amber and navy

The amber feels perfect for fall, and the navy provides an unexpected and grounding contrast. The combo also feels a bit more grown-up than, say, just pumpkin orange and black. Navy is often associated with summer because of its nautical origins, but CB2’s picks take it right into colder months with rich, heavy textures. Both colors also go well with a range of more neutral taupes and tans and can make a couch into a spot perfect for fall naps and winter hibernation. Here are some of our favorites from CB2's line: 

amber pillow
CB2 18" Channeled Copper Velvet Pillow $50

This throw pillow comes in both navy and amber, making the color combo even easier. 

amber colored glass
CB2 Antoinette Vintage Amber Double Old-Fashioned Glass $11

Several pieces from CB2 require a bit more mixing to get the navy and amber pairing. Stack these on your bar cart next to blue old-fashioned glasses, or simply place them on a navy tray or plate.

small plates
CB2 Petal Ceramic Appetizer Plate $6

Perfect for appetizers and small bites, these can also act as catch-alls on a side table. 

blue bud vase
CB2 Maxine Blue Bud Vase $10
orange vase
CB2 Marvin Orange Vase $30

These two vases don’t have much in common: the size, shape, and color all constrat each other wonderfully. Placing the same flowers in both could work to draw them together, but they look equally striking without arrangements in them. 

blue ombre rug
CB2 Bicoastal Hand Woven Navy Runner $219

The Bicoastal Rug comes in five different sizes, but the ombre effect looks especially striking in a runner. 

navy chair
CB2 Gwyneth Navy Velvet Chair $999

If you want to go big with the amber and navy trend, there are a few larger pieces you can pick up, like this chair, and pair them with a complementary rug or throw. 

amber blanket
CB2 Prelada Golden Blanket $139+

Made from cotton, this is a great transitional piece: rich, cozy colors but not too heavy. It can go on a bed with a few navy shams or be thrown over a navy couch or chair. 

Halo Orange Velvet Armchair
CB2 Halo Orange Velvet Chair $999

The designer of this chair calls it “decorative minimalism.” In other words, it’s going to blend with a lot of styles but still stand out all on its own. 

navy curtains
CB2 Velvet Curtain Panel, Midnight Blue $109+

The floor-sweeping drama of these velvet panels also act as an excellent light blocker without the harshness of utilitarian black. 

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