Fall Color Trends: Color predictions from the experts

Fall is just around the corner. Thank goodness. With the new season comes new color trends. So, what are the key colors this upcoming season? Read on to find out!

Pantone is the authority on all things color and it looks like bright and bold are taking over this season. A spin on more muted fall colors, rustic reds, martini olives, and bright blues are all the rage. And they compliment the less likely fall and winter colors like lavender and yellow. So, how can you easily incorporate these colors into your space?


As a renter, you can’t use paint to incorporate color trends, but you can use pillows and blankets, doubly useful as it gets colder and colder outside. Textiles also add a sense of comfort to your space. A lot of apartments are neutral tones so adding pops of exciting colors gives it a homey feel. Also, a lavender pillow is probably easier to live with long term than lavender walls.

Small pieces

If you’re wanting to step it up a notch, buy a small piece of furniture, like a side table, in a trending color. Can’t find one? Hit up a few yard sales or thrift stores and paint one.


You know how much we love plants. Planters, vases, and flower pots are an easy way to incorporate trending colors. They’re not a huge commitment and you can easily paint them if you get tired of the colors. Turn your apartment into a trendy, urban jungle.

Mix and match the color trends.

The idea of mixing bold, bright colors may seem a little overwhelming. But, give it a shot. I’m so happy to see olive green in the mix because, surprisingly, it matches everything. It’s great with reds, oranges, yellows, blues, and even that lavender that’s seemingly around to stay. So, like the Pantone color trends, be bold and mix it up!


Color trends come and go with the seasons. Adding a pop here and there of the current trends will give your space a modern contemporary feel without blowing your budget. Save your dollars for important fall items like scarves and pumpkin spice lattes.