The Colors Our Editors Say Looks Fresh Every Fall

Living room with emerald green accent wall and marble fireplace

Studio McGee

The changing of the leaves has us daydreaming over seasonal home hues. From jewel tones to oversaturated oranges, autumnal tones bring a burst of drama and natural allure to any space. As interior revamps go, switching up paint colors via a bold accent wall or full-blown makeover is a cost-effective and wildly transformative design project. You'll definitely get plenty of bang for your buck.

To give you some seasonal inspiration, we've honed in our very top shades for fall. When we think about fall colors, we crave lush, subdued neutrals and ephemeral shades that echo the raw beauty of the great outdoors. Paired with chic and artful accessories, these undeniably dynamic hues—whether showcased in paint colors or home décor accents—are at the top of our must list for bringing any space up to the moment.

Eclectic living room with blood orange accent walls
Gray Crawford, DESIGN: Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler's raw and refined mastery of masculine detail with bold feminine sensibility is executed in spades within the designer's own Beverly Hills home. Grounding bright shades with nuanced texture, Wearstler's imaginative mix of gunmetal gray and vibrant orange is the ultimate fall color palette dreamscape.

Redstone paint color by Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore Redstone, 1 Pint $47—$80

For fall, we love oranges with a kick of red. Natural light and square footage will make a major impact on the overall aesthetic. 

When painting with brights, sample multiple swatches, and observe how the colors change throughout the course of a day to choose the best color for you. How does a room feel in the morning with lots of natural light, and come evening, with indoor lighting?

Orange dessert plate by Jars
Jars Tourron Traditional Orange Dessert Plate, Set of 4 $204

This subtly textured dining set is the perfect fall season tablescape stunner. 

Galley kitchen adorned with blue-patterned wallpaper and glass shelves
Amy Bartlam

One of our favorite online vintage sources, 1stdibs, first alerted us to this particular shade of azure hue. The dusty and dramatic blue is elegant and striking. It's also entirely handsome, and if you're just as in love with the color as we are, check out 1stdibs' curated collection of furniture and fashion in the shade.

Stiffkey Blue paint color by Farrow & Ball
Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue, 4L $110—$130

Farrow & Ball's emotive, smoky blue shade is perfectly dapper.

Graffito pillow by Kelly Wearstler
Kelly Wearstler Graffito Pillow $63

Pepper in colorful accent details in rich textures to add instant depth and dimension.

Coastal-modern dining room with concrete gray-painted walls
Amy Bartlam

We've been really feeling polished concrete when fall rolls around. The pared-down architectural vibe of the raw material lends a structured precision and raw, dynamic appeal to modern accessories and furniture. Light gray channels soothing, tranquil notes that feel consistently edited and poised.

Skylight paint color by Farrow & Ball
Farrow & Ball Skylight, 4L $110—$130

This shade of gray from Farrow & Ball invites a meditative serenity to any room in the house.

Willmann vase
Menu Willmann Vase $100

We love the juxtaposition of stark concrete with subtle, quiet detail. This bud vase is the epitome of raw cool.

Outdoor patio, surrounded by potted plants, with terra cotta tile
One Fine Stay

One Fine Stay's Via Zara in Northern Rome is the stuff dreams and passport stamps are made of and a nod to the crisp fall weather by bringing natural, outdoor-centric hues indoors. We especially love this soulful and unexpected combination of earthy terra-cotta with lustrous teal. We'd never leave this balcony, but we're all for taking the color party inside.

Baked Terra Cotta paint color by Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore Baked Terra Cotta, 1 Pint $47—$80

Terra-cotta is an all-natural middle ground between dusty pink and subtle orange. The shade reads as a neutral with a pluck of extra personality.

Hand-knotted jute rug in Terracotta color
TRNK Earth Hand-Knotted Jute Rug, Terracotta $3340 $2672

Not ready to paint? Remodel with colorful accessories. A rug goes a long way.

Elegant living room
Heidi's Bridge

Neutrals are eternal. The poise and restraint of the perfect blond color is perennially chic and undeniably timeless. This season, we're all about subtle tan shades on the cooler side of the spectrum. It's beige with a side of dusty, overcast appeal.

Cornforth White paint color by Farrow & Ball
Farrow & Ball Cornforth White, 4L $110—$140

Sleek tonal neutrals add a quiet sophistication, perfect for grounding colorful works of art or bold statement pieces. 

Living room with green accent wall, a fiddle leaf fig tree, and fireplace
Studio McGee

Ever since Gwyneth Paltrow breezed on screen in Alfonso Cuarón's "Great Expectations" in 1998, we've been swooning over emerald green as the official color mascot of fall. Studio McGee's Claybourne Project, pictured above, is a master class in jewel-tone chic. Pairing crisp whites with dimensional marble and pops of greenery, the adept blend of deep hue and edited, modern embellishments is intelligent and muse-worthy. 

Seaweed paint color by Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore Seaweed, 1 Pint $47—$80
Diamond ottoman by Article in Grass Green
Article Diamond Ottoman $699

Vibrant velvet upholstered pieces add a lush coziness perfect for cooler months. 

Children's play area features matte black walls and lots of storage
Studio McGee

Black doesn't have to be serious and moody. Matte black walls evoke iconic high-contrast appeal while still keeping the vibe exuberant and relaxed. This season, we're making a strong case for adding in a dose of dark art cool. 

If you're painting yourself, know that darker colors (or rougher walls) will likely require two coats of paint.

Off-Black paint color by Farrow & Ball
Farrow & Ball Off-Black, 4L $110—$140

Farrow & Ball's Off-Black shade is perfect for those looking for a more transitional, laid-back spin on the dark side. 

Align daybed by Menu
Menu Align Daybed $2695

Fall fashion is all about the leather accessories. We feel the same for interiors. Add in soulful and spirited leather and hide details for a stylish, well-tailored update.

Sleek, neutral bedroom with chalk white walls

Are we ever going to get over the all-white space aesthetic? No. We'll never let go. If you share in our affinity for pure white abodes (the serene sophistication, the unfettered glamour, the bright calm…), feel free to wax poetic along with us via a fresh coat of chalk white paint. It remains the ultimate refresh.

Wimborne White paint color by Farrow & Ball
Farrow & Ball Wimborne White $110—$140

Finding the ideal shade of pale is not always as simple as it sounds. Consult our expert list of five white paint colors designers love.

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