Southern homes have a certain charm: The big wraparound porches with perfectly manicured topiaries and traditional shutters, the vast entryways with tall greenery and colorful art, the perfectly curated mix of old and new furniture. Yes, Southerners tend to put a ton of effort into their homes, making them feel inviting, welcoming, and warm, just like their owners. It's not surprising that many of us long to adopt the Southern decorating style.
Since paint is the least expensive way to make an impactful change in your décor, we turned to Baton Rouge–based interior designer Rachel Cannon to share her favorite paint colors for fall. Are you looking to start with a clean base, repaint your front door, or freshen up your kitchen cabinets? This Southern interior designer has the perfect color for you. So roll up your sleeves and grab a paintbrush—these are the 6 paint colors a Southern designer swears by.
"This is a bright, warm white. I love it because it works well as a base for neutrals or clear, saturated colors."
"This is my favorite color for shutters and front doors. Is it navy? Is it gray? Is it black? Is it brown? The answer is yes to all, and it's gorgeous."
"This is the loveliest aqua blue with a hint of richness to it. We've used it in kids' rooms and kitchens, and it works beautifully in both."
"This is a favorite for tween rooms. The gray tone helps give it some longevity, so they don't feel like they're getting a baby blue room."
"I love this blue for millwork, custom cabinetry, and even refinishing furniture. It looks especially beautiful in a glossy finish!"
"Lavender is one of my favorite colors, and this is a great color to use when you want just a hint of lavender."
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