The changing of the seasons means you’ll soon be seeing a brand new color palette when you step outside your front door. If you’re feeling inspired to bring some fresh color inside your home as well, now’s a great time to try these three totally on-trend combinations. Get inspired by our fall color preview.
Navy with Brass
These nautical tones are a classic color combination and a surefire way to give your living room, dining area, or even kitchen an instant update. The palette is very now, but still timeless enough to look current for years to come.
Emerald Green with Ivory
If you’re looking for a color combo that will up the glam factor of any room exponentially, this is it. Emerald green with ivory is oh-so-sophisticated and totally of the season!
Black with Citron
Looking to make a big change? Black and citron is new and now—the perfect color combo for a homeowner who is always a little ahead of the trends and never afraid to play with color. In large doses, this palette can create a total WOW moment. And on a smaller scale, it’s a great choice for dining room linens and living room textiles (think accent chairs, pillows, or rugs).
Tips for Making These Color Trends Work:
If you want to make a large impact for a relatively small amount of money, paint your walls a deep, rich shade of navy, emerald or citron and pull in complementary shades in accent pieces.
Rich color combos are always sophisticated, but there can be too much of a good thing. Be sure to bring in some visual relief with lighter colored throw rugs or pale flooring to add some contrast to the space. Quick-Step’s Reclaimé line is one of my go-to products when I want the look of a light rustic floor that will balance an otherwise dark-hued space.
Don’t be afraid to start small. Not sure you’re ready to go all-in with a color combo? Start with a single accent piece and a few textiles to give these new shades a test-run.
Erinn Valencich is a Los Angeles-based designer with a keen understanding of the classic California lifestyle. The granddaughter of a fine cabinetmaker and daughter of an architect, Valencich’s approach to design underscores the importance of craftsmanship and celebrates luxe, livable furnishings. As founder and lead designer of her firm, Valencich has spent the last 12 years designing homes of all sizes. Her custom furniture line, which was launched in 2005, has evolved into a 100-piece collection available at fine to-the-trade showrooms across the country. Her work has been featured in Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, and House Beautiful, among other publications.