Fall is not a season that we have in the Philippines. But there is no reason for us to miss out on the gorgeous fall colors that we can paint our homes with even if we only have the seasons dry and wet in our country. When leaves turn in temperate countries, there is a luscious combination of yellow, ochre, gold, orange, and brown that make trees seem to burst into flames with these warm and intense hues. As the autumn days pass, these trees then shed their leaves with much abandon and the ground is carpeted with these colors.
We made a video for you to enjoy the fall colors. We created three color palettes: Autumn Rusts, Romantic Russets, and Mellow Yellows.
Rust is an orange-brown color that is from the red color family. However, this is more muted than red, usually mixed with orange and brown tones. It’s a warm color that would look good paired with blues and accented with yellows. If you don’t want the room to look dark, then paint this color on an accent wall and make the other surfaces a light neutral color, just like in the bedroom above. Because of its muted tone, you can use this color in a bedroom, a place of rest, and still come up with a relaxing space.
Pairing rust with this kind of blue that has gray tones give a sophisticated vibe. Orange and blue always look amazing together since they are on opposite sides of the color wheel, which is called the complementary color combination.
If you want to explore more color combinations, read More Paint Color Schemes For You to Choose From
Russet is a brown color with orange and purple tints. This color would look great in rustic styles with wooden elements. Imagine having a slice of warm apple pie topped with a dollop of cream and paired with a hot cup of coffee or tea in a cozy cafe after a long hike through a forest. If you are the type who is attracted to the countrycore aesthetic, then keep yourself open to the russet color option.
If we come closer to home (meaning Asia), russet would also look good with chinoiserie. This color reminds me of oxblood, which has less purple tones than russet.
To tie up our fall color palettes are the mellow yellows, those burnished gold colors that glow in the autumn light. They are not as bright as the cheery lemon yellows of summer. Their beauty is subtler but not any less impactful. They would look good as accent colors to the autumn rusts and romantic russets.
This open kitchen may have a lot of natural light coming in but the feel of it is more soothing and relaxing than bursting with energy. That is the power of the mellow yellows. Not calling attention to itself, this kind of yellow when used in a room, creates a space that is warm and welcoming, perfect for homeowners that value conviviality. Imagine having this place to enjoy the company of your family and guests.
I know that this quarantine is getting to be so unwelcome to many of us but let’s hold off face-to-face social gatherings until it is safer. Meanwhile, think about these gorgeous fall colors that you can have for your home.
Go to the Mix and Match Station nearest to you, and explore the fall colors that you see in the video. Just copy the paint codes.