Take the brave step of experimenting with color for your living room this fall. No need to feel limited by traditional “autumn hues” like orange, brown and beige. Instead, take inspiration from these 10 distinctive examples we’ve chosen for you to bring a beautiful palette into your home—from sophisticated monotones to exotic combos to modern blues, greens and purples.
1 – TEAL AND BURGUNDY
This gorgeous palette of burgundy and teal is a definite palette for an exotic Moroccan or boho-inspired style. In this example, burgundy is set against teal walls with beautifully textured rugs and patterned fabrics! Source via Houzz.
2 – MUSTARD YELLOW AND GREY
This mid-century modern color palette via All Modern stylishly combines yellow and grey. A grey sofa and mustard yellow rug pop against dark teal walls, while chocolate brown wood furniture provide just the right balance to complete this look.
3 – PURPLE AND GREY
An over-sized sofa like this one from Madison Home USA (via Wayfair), upholstered in vibrant purple velvet will definitely dominate any room! So the rest of the decor can be left simple and in basic colors, with perhaps a few potted plants as a nod to fall-time foliage.
4 – CHARCOAL, TAN, AND BLACK
Create a retro, artsy flair with this sophisticated palette and carefully curated decor pieces—in this case, from the Ethan Allen collection, anchored around the Apollo sofa in charcoal, stylishly mismatched armchairs, and an oval center table on a soft shag rug.
5 – BEIGE, DOVE GREY AND BROWN
Transform your living room into a modern, airy and bright space in lovely muted neutrals. This setting from Room and Board subtly revolves around a sectional sofa and matching chaise, graced by softly colored accent pieces.
6 – INDIGO-GREY AND BURNT ORANGE
You may opt to center your living room palette around a rich, earth-toned rug as in this grouping from Birch Lane. A modern sofa in deep indigo-grey can provide contrast with decor accents in burnt orange, against bright white walls.
7 – SKY BLUE AND TAUPE
No need to shy away from more distinct colors. Here, a sky blue chaise sectional from Birch Lane makes a refreshing visual statement with soft, loose cushions for inviting comfort. A taupe-colored rug with a geometric pattern provides a trendy touch.
8 – VELVET BLUE AND GOLD
Want a hint of glitz in your living room palette? Go with gold trim on velvet-covered furniture, a gold accent table and lamps—set off against blue upholstery and drapes. Add texture with layered rugs and indoor greenery. Inspiration from Jonathan Adler.
9 – HUNTER GREEN AND BROWN
A tufted vintage sofa (via Amazon) in rich green velour upholstery brings classic luxury to your living space. Set off against white walls, cream-colored drapes and an ivory shag rug, a welcoming combination of freshness and sophistication is created.
10 – COASTAL GREEN AND NEUTRALS
Here Macy’s presents a chic calming palette with hints of mid-century styling in the tufted Nari sofa, armchairs, patterned pillows, and an animal skin area rug. An elegant and relaxing haven to come home to!
So, will this autumn be the time you’ll try a distinct color palette for your living room? Go for it!