Neutral Paint Trends for Fall

There's nothing like a fresh coat of paint to ready your home for fall. If you're sick of standard ochres and oranges, fear not: Two local experts fill us in on this season's hottest shades.

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All the Rage: Greige

Alison Rosebrough, owner of Seminole Paint and Decor, points to greige as fall’s hottest shade. It’s a cozy combination of gray and beige without the cold tones of straight gray shades. Benjamin Moore’s “Revere Pewter” shade is renowned as the “most-pinned” greige by Pinterest fanatics. It’s easy to use without overhauling your home’s style and serves as a great main wall color.


Neutral Territory

Even if you’re not riding the greige wave, Rosebrough suggests neutrals to freshen up main walls. She recommends “Thunder” or “Grant Beige,” two softer shades by Benjamin Moore.


Choose a Bold Accent

Andrea Deckard, interior designer and owner of A. Deckard Interiors, loves this season’s golden green hues like “Alchemy” from
Sherwin-Williams. “It’s one you have to be careful with,” she says, noting that it can be overwhelming and even off-putting when standing alone. The shade pairs well with fall neutrals like greige in addition to rich, bold colors like navy.


Add Pops of Color

Rosebrough likes rich shades like navy, yellow and purple for fall accents. Deckard points out that it’s easy to incorporate these shades without making a risky statement in your home. She suggests painting furniture, adding an accent wall or updating trim. “The traditional placement really gets a modern update with bolder shades,” says Deckard.


Keep it Classic

For the more timid homeowner, Rosebrough suggests working with classic black or white for accents like woodwork and cabinetry. “White is the hardest color to work with,” says Rosebrough, who consistently recommends Benjamin Moore’s creamy “Simply White” shade. To explore other shades, pick up Benjamin Moore’s annual Color Trends booklet from Seminole Paint and Decor.

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