Autumn and Winter Color Palettes for Your Custom Home
Global color authority Pantone recently released its forecast of autumn and winter color palettes, emphasizing a “mixology of real and unreal.” For homeowners, this forecast can inform seasonal design inspiration when transitioning a home’s decor from summer to autumn and autumn to winter.
Black – Newly appreciated as a prestige color, black is the pulsating force behind Pantone’s forecast and the perfect canvas on which other colors are revealed.
White – Appearing in cool and warm guises, white is important because of its properties, as opposed to its actual color.
Grays – Essential to the palette, grays stretch across a variety of hues, warm and natural, muted and hard.
Green – Green can go in two directions: the first more yellowish and olive oil-led; the second cooler, sometimes glassy, but also more mineral, cool and Nordic.
Yellow – Reminding us of light and radiance, yellows are important because of their warming presence and their effects on surface and texture.
Orange – Now suffused with spicy hues, shades in the orange family display influences of caramel, cinnamon and saffron.
Purple – Penetrating all levels of design, purples in a variety of berry colors are now a lifestyle as opposed to a fashion shade.
Blue – Becoming more sophisticated, blues move away from the more classic indigo shades to those that are infused with gray or green.
Brown – From nutmeg and tan to the red-infused wine-y browns, the browns continue to be very important across all materials and surfaces.
Red – A safe option for those looking to add bright color, red is a well-received and well-understood pop color that can be combined in new ways.
Pastels – Pastel shades leap from nuanced neutrals to stronger and more assertive colors.
Metallics – Metallics are as pragmatic as they are decorative, combining light or texture to enhance, bring movement and dimension.