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11.14.2012

2012 Fall Color Trends and How to Use them in Your Home

Have you seen Pantone's 2012 Fall color trends? I'm in love, especially with the unexpected ones. Olympian Blue, Pink Flambe and Ultramarine Green. Just the names alone make me happy!
I'm sure that in some way or another we all have a few of these colors already worked into our homes, but if you want to add a bigger punch of this years Fall color trends to your space, then here are a few ideas on how to mix and match these fabulous new hues together!
French Roast & Bright Chartreuse
Greens and browns have got to be the easiest colors to decorate with and the bright, happy shade of chartreuse just make it that much more fun! With a lot more yellow than regular green and demanding a bit more attention, chartreuse is the perfect color to work into your Fall decor this year. Recover a chair, scatter recycled old bottles on a table or simply bring the natural beauty of the outside in by snipping a few of  leaves, that maybe haven't changed color yet, to display in a vase.
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Ultramarine Green, Honey Gold & Pink Flambe
If you're looking to take a little more risk in your space with color this Fall,  than you might want to think about trying beautiful ultramarine green and flambe pink instead. I have to say that these two colors can be pretty bold, so if you don't feel like you're ready to paint an entire wall either of these colors just yet, then maybe just hang a simple print, put a bowl of brightly colored flowers on a table or stick a small glass dish up on an existing shelf display, to draw the eye towards your fun new color scheme.
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Rhapsody, Gold & Titanium 

Most of us think that purple only belongs in a girly bedroom, but mixed with the right shades of gray and gold, Falls new trendy shade of rhapsody leans to a classier, more contemporary feel. If you're timid about trying purple then use it paired with a few neutral shades. Browns, creams, golds, silvers and grays will help to anchor a room so that you can have fun using pops of purple here and there. Whether it's through fabric, flowers or a line-up of brightly colored book spines, purple can be fun in any space. Just remember, less is more when you're using a bold color.
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Because color trends come and go, sometimes the best way to use them is through transitory items. Accent furniture, jars, vases, table runners, pillows, throws, lampshades and dishes are great ways to pop these fun Fall colors without feeling too committed to keeping them around all year long.

When deciding on what colors to use in your Fall decor this year, think outside the box, get brave, creative and experiment a little! You could surprise yourself with how much more fun Fall decor can be!

11 comments:

  1. I LOVE these jewel-y tones for Fall (or anytime!)! I especially love your ideas for the Rhapsody, Gold and Titanium palette. Our family room is predominantly purple (thanks to our couches), and I'm always looking for other accent colors that won't feel too dark or too technicolor-crazy :)

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  2. That strip of pantone colors just makes me happy!! :) It's a rainbow of awesome and cheerful colors. I'm really loving that spring/summer/fall of 2012 have all been colorful and fun for home decor and fashion. Great post!

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  3. These colors really are beautiful! I love the chartreuse, I think when it has olive undertones it looks the most classy and fall-ish. Thanks for sharing this palette with us!

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  4. I don't think I'll ever get sick of yellow and grey! I love that room!

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  5. I am DYING over those pink napkins with gold dots in the last picture!!! We are working on our master bedroom (finally after 3 years in this house!) and we decided to go with a Navy and grey with a shot of pink, for me. Love these colors!

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  6. Love it!

    God bless,
    d from kansas

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  7. Chartreuse is one of my favorite colors ever....love, pure love.
    -liZ

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  8. Absolutely stunning. Love the Rhapsody, Gold & Titanium. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. These are all such beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Love the execution of ultramarine Green! But I love the play of rhapsody, gold & titanium... it looks so bright and refreshing! :)

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