The long-awaited fall season is here and things are looking a little different around the Ohorona24.in.ua studio. Instead of the deep, more traditional hues like earthy browns and burgundy that usually dominate fall color palettes, we’re seeing softer, more pastel hues take center stage. And these fall pastels have us swooning!
Pastels are usually seen more in the spring and summer and have traditionally been thought of as more feminine. However, these autumnal pastels are proving they can add depth and substance to any interior space without making it feel too feminine. So today I want to share my top fall pastel paints from our friends at Benjamin Moore!
Brickyard Clay – A beautiful color that plays off of the rich reds used in 18th-century wallpaper.
Olive Branch – A perfect match for earthy browns, this tone shows how warm pastels can be.
Mauve Desert – A purple hue that mixes well with other neutrals like softer grays and creams.
Sonoma Clay – A blend of pink and gray, this sophisticated neutral is anything but traditional.
Why I chose these colors
Paint is one of simplest ways to transform a space. And what I love about these fall pastels is how versatile they are. So I’m not surprised we’re seeing them in a few of our current projects! Our clients are attracted to these warm pastels, especially the earthy green tones, which we love.
These rich tones are inviting and mix well with other neutrals like grays and creams. But they’re also gorgeous on their own and show how you can use softer colors to make a design statement.
Where can you use them
These colors work well in any room, which makes them ideal for someone who wants to add color but still have the space feel soft. I love the Olive Branch for a family room or kitchen because it gives it a cozy feel. And the Mauve Desert or Sonoma Clay would be perfect for a home office or a sitting room. The Brickyard Clay would be stunning in a library or study and would definitely make it feel more intimate.
A few tips
If you aren’t ready to fully commit to painting an entire room in one of these colors, you can start with an accent wall. Using an accent wall gives the space a focal point and it’s a great way to get your feet wet when it comes to adding color to your interiors.
Accessories are another fun way to bring these fall pastels into your home. Decorative pillows or a luxe throw to your sofa are a simple way to add in color. Or you can integrate these pastels into your tabletop linens for a fall inspired tablescape.
Another way to use these autumnal pastels in your design is to pair them with a geometric print. The bolder print adds dimension and depth while the pastel keeps things light. By pairing the print with a softer pastel, it prevents the two from competing with each other for attention.
I’m loving these softer pastels that are trending for fall right now! These colors invite you into the room and instantly make it feel warm and cozy. They’re perfect for those who want to bring in a little color to their interiors without using something bright or bold. And I’m excited to see how the design team incorporates these colors into our clients’ projects.
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