I know it’s hard to believe because it is still hot hot hot outside, but fall is around the corner! And what’s hot hot hot right now in design are color schemes that reflect the season.
Warmer tones are a no-brainer when it comes to fall’s inspiration. I love how designer Vincente Wolf used these beautiful colors in his own loft.
Gold, caramel, taupe, tan, rust. Notice how he tosses in gray here and there to cool it off a bit — on the pillow, coffee table, and in some of the artwork. Subtle and beautiful!
So yes, gray is definitely another hot color I keep seeing everywhere — and loving! So sophisticated. Think of it as the new softer black.
Here’s Donna Karan’s take on a light gray dress from her Fall 2011 collection. For more shades of this season’s grays, visit her website here!
I’ve also been gravitating towards purple, as it is big this fall. Not the Mardi Gras purple that may come to mind but something a little more sophisticated. Here are some fabrics I’ve recently pulled to use through a client’s home:
I love the depth purple gives — it’s full of confidence, yet these more discreet shades whisper rather than shout.
So this fall’s tones are rich yet chic, a bit audacious but within the realms of taste. And I have to say — I’ve fallen!