Looking to nature to inspire our homes is nothing new. One of the biggest trends has been all about bringing the outdoors in. There’s little wonder, in a world where technology has seemingly seeped into every available hour of the day, nature grounds us and gives us a more organic connection to the world in which we live.
We’ve seen everything from house plants as the hottest home accessory to materials like marble and stone taking centre stage. Wood is left pale and unstained, allowing the grains free reign to add movement and texture into our furniture. Everything outside is coming indoors.
And so, we again look to nature to give us the cues of what colours are hot for the coming season. Autumnal colours are rarely out of fashion in some way or another but we’re seeing a return to the warmer side of the colour spectrum, just as the leaves begin to turn.
Here are just a few ways to embrace those Autumnal colours in your home this season.
Dark Moody Walls
Experiment with a monochromatic palette softened by mixing in natural textures and warm wood elements, along side punchy red as an accent, perfectly warming things up in the cooler months. A dark interior backdrop adds drama and allows soft furnishings to feel ultra sumptuous, while pale painted wood furnishings contrast beautifully against their blackened backdrop.
Lichen Green and Russet Red
Creating a tranquil space to relax and unwind in the cooler months of the year. A simple, earthy palette featuring natural tones along with punches of lichen green and russet red all pair wonderfully with rustic and natural oak, to get you ready for the season.
Rustic Earthy Tones
Truly taking inspiration from the great outdoors, this hallway is heavily influenced by country living. Reflected in the use of tartans, checks and tweeds and the elements of nature used as decor, from stag skulls to beautifully dried sculptural foliage.
The darkest emerald green is especially rich as the leaves go darker towards the end of the summer months. The shade looks particularly effective in large swatches mixed with natural wood and foliage as seen in this beautiful living room above.
Natural Wood Tones
While not a colour per se, we would be amiss not to mention the warmth of wood this season. Natural finishes are a big hit this year and work beautifully along with any Autumnal shades. The natural grain and texture will complement any setting and adds cosy texture and warmth to your home, perfect for the coming season and beyond.
Along with all things 70’s, ochre is making a comeback, replacing its sunny bright yellow counterpart with something just a bit more grown up in style. Consider adding this shade as accents, like this accent chair and coordinated lamp.
And finally, one of our favourites for the season is jewel-toned greens. This warm shade works beautifully with both neutrals as well as softer hues too and in a tactile fabric like velvet, adds richness and tradition to your colour palette. With nods to vintage grandeur, panelled walls mimic the trad-with-a-twist panelling of wooden furniture, while mixing more simplistic, blockier pieces helps steer things the right side of ornate. Charming ‘wonky’ glassware and accessories and seaweed influenced statement foliage help complete the look.