6 Cozy Fall Paint Colors

Sarah Robinson

It’s always a little bittersweet to say goodbye to summer—we’ll always love sunshine and warm days. But the end of summer also brings the start of another favourite season of ours: fall! When fall arrives, you can feel it in the air. The air is a little crisp and you’ll suddenly find yourself reaching for a sweater. It’s a season that’s truly all about the cozy vibes! It’s always a little bittersweet to say goodbye to summer—we’ll always love sunshine and warm days. But the end of summer also brings the start of another favourite season of ours: fall! When fall arrives, you can feel it in the air. The air is a little crisp and you’ll suddenly find yourself reaching for a sweater. It’s a season that’s truly all about the cozy vibes!

Your wardrobe definitely always changes to reflect the season, so why not switch up your decor to match? It’s much easier than you think! You don’t need to do a complete overhaul on your space. It can be as simple as bringing in some gorgeous fall colors.

Fall-inspired colors

When you’re looking for inspiration for your home’s fall transition, a great place to start is to get thinking about how the season makes you feel. What comes to mind when you think of the weather, your favorite seasonal activities, or even your wardrobe? For many people (us included) the first words that come to mind are warm and cozy. That means you’ll mostly be looking for hues that have a warm undertone to them, like red, orange, yellow, or brown.

However, those aren’t your only options! You’ll want some complimentary cooler colors to help balance it out. For some more inspiration, just take a look outside your window! You’ll see the warm colors in the changing leaves, but you’ll also see some cooler tones in the bark on trees, the sky on those gray days, and in the grass as it slowly comes back to life.

When you’re thinking about which rooms to bring those fall colors into, consider how you use each space and what kind of feeling you want to get when you’re spending your time there. Fall colors tend to work well in rooms where people come together. It could be a formal living room or dining room, a cozy den, a little reading nook, or a family room.

6 Cozy Paint Colors for Fall

While the changing leaves are an obvious point of color inspiration, those shades of red, yellow, and orange can be a bit on the bright side for most people. You don’t have to stick to super vibrant shades to get that fall feeling. We’ve gathered together some of our favorite colors to help you get inspired!

Mocha

What’s more cozy and comforting than a cup of coffee on a cool morning? Nothing that we can think of! Mocha is a brown shade with a creamy look that creates the perfect backdrop for highlighting some brighter colors in your accent pieces. It’s a gorgeous neutral that adds that warmth, but also gives you a ton of flexibility. It works well with those fall oranges, reds, and yellows, but it also pairs well with colors from every season, so you could easily swap out some accent pieces to give your space a new look throughout the year.

Olive

Green is always a great option for walls, as it has a calming effect on the mind. That’s exactly what you want when you’re settling in for some cozy time at home! Olive works well with natural wood tones, earthy shades of brown, and buttery yellows. Again, it’s a color that screams fall but also doesn’t feel out of place in any other season. You could easily create a spring palette by adding in a splash of pink and creamy beige.

Eggplant

If you’re after something a lot more dramatic, you can't go wrong with eggplant! This regal shade of purple definitely brings the drama to any space, but it doesn’t feel too overpowering. It would be great in a space used for entertaining like a formal dining room or living room. It pairs well with darker wood tones, olive green, and softer neutrals like gray or creamy white.

Ochre

If you’re after something bright, ochre is a wonderful choice. The color comes from a natural clay earth pigment of the same name and has a range of tones from yellow to orange. We love a slightly more yellow version, as it gives a pop of color while still keeping that earthy element in play. It goes well with darker colors to help ground the space, such as a taupe-gray or dark brown. If you want to lighten it up a bit, you can pair it with light gray and a very soft buttery yellow. 

Wheat

For those who like to keep things simple, wheat is a gorgeous neutral option for an all over wall color. It’s almost like white, but it has some depth to it. It’s a perfect backdrop for lighter shades of blue, silvery gray, sage green, and light brown. For a little extra warmth, a creamy white with a hint of yellow is perfect!

Wine

Of course, nothing says fall quite like red! However, a bright, fiery red wall can feel a little overwhelming, especially in a smaller space. For a more cozy and comforting take on this classic shade, try something that’s reminiscent of your favorite glass of red wine! This shade of berry red has some depth to it. It’s vibrant, but not distracting. This shade pairs well with creamy white, light beige, taupe, deep blue, and butternut yellow.

Don’t you just feel cozy already after looking at these beautiful fall colors? If you’re ready to bring some autumn elements into your home, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING is ready to lend a hand! We can help you choose the perfect color for your space, and give you the warm, comforting room of your dreams. Best of all, we can transform your space in just a day. Book your free, no-obligation estimate today!