Warm Up the Fall Season with Seasonal Paint Color and Decor Trends
Ace Hardware announced its top paint color and décor trends for fall 2013, chosen by Ace's panel of design experts. Nature-inspired color palettes and décor are trending this season to reflect the changing colors of the outdoors; rich shades of red, auburn and pumpkin paired with warm neutrals such as mocha and chocolate will be accented by deep jewel tones in shades of emerald, purple, deep pink and blue.
"Fall is the perfect time to paint and redecorate your home in order to get a head start on the busy holiday entertaining season," said Katie Reynolds, one of the design experts.
Based off of the season's most anticipated design trends, experts have selected the following colors for fall 2013:
Jewel tones, including emerald green, will continue to be popular this season. Ground these pops of color with neutral hues.
Equestrian palettes with warm hues will be on trend, especially when paired with brass, leather and wood décor accents.
Give the kitchen a quick makeover with a bold cabinet facelift. Try a rich shade of dark brown and add accents of red and pink for a touch of drama.
To give a room a rich, masculine feel, use shades of darker green and blue. Add gold accents in the form of a lamp or mirror to complement these darker shades.
Inspired by the beautiful fall colors in nature, shades of auburn are a great way to bring seasonal outdoor tones inside.
Once the colors are selected, the following fall décor tips are recommended to freshen up homes this season:
Look outdoors for inspiration -- nature-inspired graphic details will be a big trend. A faux bois design on an entry floor is a stunning, unique way to welcome guests into the home.
Kitchens are getting more cozy and rustic this season. After a run of modern countertops, handmade tiles and weathered flooring will regain popularity and offer a more timeless feel.
Use grayed out wood tones throughout the home to show off wood grain. These tones work well as flooring, dining tables or even smaller accent pieces for a distinct, on-trend look.
Natural elements such as branches or stones are becoming increasingly popular as unique art displays. Display a branch or stone on a bookcase for a designer touch.
Look for products that show some life this fall. Handmade accent tiles, vintage items, distressed wood flooring and reclaimed materials are very popular this season.