As our wonderful long, hot summer beings to diminish and the nights start to draw in (sorry!), we can look forward to a colourful season for our homes and interiors.
So what are the experts saying we will be seeing and introducing into our homes as the days shorten? Not surprising, Autumnal rich, earthy tones will feature; think woodland carpets of fallen leaves in reds, russet and amber and for pattern and texture think pinecones and natural foliage.
Alongside this ‘countryside’ look, metallic will feature; warm tones of copper and brass will sit alongside zinc and pewter, providing a look, which can be used in a traditional, or a modern setting. Handcrafting will focus strongly using traditional and time-honoured techniques and skills, think hand-woven baskets, carved spoons and hand-thrown ceramics.
Choose unique fabrics and wallpapers with prints that have been block, lino, or screen-printed by hand which will create an individual charm.
Colour experts, Pantone have unveiled its Autumn/Winter palette incorporating 12 top colours. So, if you're planning to decorate your home and are in need of some colour inspiration, expect a bold palette of deep and rich autumnal hues complemented by some more surprising shades that expresses originality, ingenuity and creativity. Here’s the low down and the thoughts behind each colour:
1. Limelight: animated and effervescent
2. Russet Orange: forest floor, earthen warmth.
3. Valiant Poppy: brave and outgoing
4. Crocus Petal: cultivated, refined, a light and airy feeling
5. Nebulas Blue: reminiscent of twilight, a thoughtful, starry-eyed blue.
6. Mellow Rose: a traditional English shade adding unexpected intrigue
7. Red Pear: delicious deeply red
8. Ceylon Yellow: savoury and spicy adding an exotic touch.
9. Ultra Violet : lighting the way for what is yet to come
10. Quetzal Green: deep elegant blue-green, suggestive of rich plumage
11. Martini Olive: smooth, sophisticated adding depth to the palette
12. Pink Peakcock: bright, bold and dramatic
Go forward and experiment, whether it is a whole room redecoration or a new sofa and chair, embrace the colours and hues of the new season.