The first signs of autumn are already starting to appear throughout Indiana, much to the dismay of some resident boating enthusiasts who may claim that “we never actually had a summer this year.” Either way, various cider-scented candles and pumpkin flavored treats are beginning to pop up in stores as sure indicators that a new season is upon us. Fall marks a time when the kids go back to school and people start spending more time indoors as outdoor seasonal projects are wrapping up. It’s a great time of year to open the windows and enjoy a cool breeze with the sight of a bright, yet fleeting season.
Many people take a cue from the warm colorful balance of autumn colors, using them as inspiration for interior paint colors. These choices can be ideal for not only a seasonally appropriate touch, but also to create a subtle warming affect as the colder months approach. These colors are also a good alternative to some of the more heavy-handed warmer colors such as dark blues and greys.
Deep chocolate browns, oranges, warm yellows and burgundy are some colors closely associated with fall that translate well to paint and compliment furniture. Plus, once autumn is in full swing, it’s always nice to open the blinds and windows to create a wonderful sensory experience of being outside while remaining comfortably inside a favorite room. Earth tone interiors are some of the most requested around this time of year, as it generally helps people slowly transition into colder months and get used to being inside more often,.
A “fall inspired” interior isn’t exclusive to earth tones. Many of the seasonally reminiscent colors lend themselves to an accent wall or a little bright pop here and there to keep things interesting. It also keeps a room from being over the top with the theme of fall and will seem appropriate for many other seasons. This way, people won’t have the nagging urge that they need to paint again as soon as winter hits.