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Autumn Colour Scheme For Living Room
During Autumn we see a wide variety of warm hues outside which are perfect for using in your living room to add warmth. Below we’ll talk about the fundamental Autumn paint colours to use in your living room and what they can convey.
Deep orange, the colour that reminds us of winter sunsets and golden tinged trees. This colour invokes feelings of fun and warmth. You can’t go wrong with orange, as it is commonly associated with Autumn and acts a symbol of the season.
If you would prefer to go for a more relaxed feel, then forest green would be the ideal colour. Furthermore, adding an earthy brown into the colour scheme would incorporate a sense of nature and the outdoors.
Rich Red can instantly add warmth and drama to your lounge. You can use it to emphasise a statement piece, such as a fireplace or a unique feature of the room. Red as a colour draws people together and prompts conversation, which is perfect for a lounge setting.
Brown reflects strength and reliability, closely associated with soil. An earthy brown can bring feelings of comfort and security to the lounge. Blending it with oranges and yellows can capture popular hues that are seen through-out Autumn.
Light shades of purple:
This colour is associated with luxury and symbolizes passion and power. Lighter shades can create a calm and uplifting atmosphere. Combining this with a neutral colour such as brown can add depth to your colour scheme and produce a wintery feel to the living room.
Yellow is another colour which can help draw attention to a statement object in the living room. Described as being energetic and warm, this colour can create a cheery atmosphere even in the darkest of rooms. The most common colour that it can be complimented by, is orange, these warm hues mixed together reflect the true colours of autumn.
Grey a neutral colour that stays strong and steady, can be combined with the above colours, very simply. It is a timeless and practical colour that can be applied with any of the above colours.
How to create a colour scheme:
A well-planned colour palette is something to consider when creating your ideal lounge for Autumn. Now that you have the colours in mind for your living room, it’s time to start producing a rough colour scheme before you start painting.
(1) Firstly, choose one dominant neutral colour, in this example we’ll use brown.
(2) Next, choose two accent colours that will balance the main colour out. We recommended that you use warm Autumn hues to act as your accent colours, e.g copper and warm yellow.
(3) The third step is to add varying shades of your accent colours. Be creative and utilise your furniture to compliment the accent colours. In this case we could choose a sofa with a lighter shade of yellow and a rug with a darker shade of copper.
Using furniture to complement the colour scheme:
The previous point of using furniture ties in with the next part, which is all about using furniture and nature to add another layer of snugness to your living room and your colour scheme.
Warm up your house with a wool or soft faux fur rug. Highlight accent colours by matching them with the colour of your rug.
Layer your living room with heavy curtains, use a contrasting colour to make them pop and act as a statement piece. With winter closing in, these are a must-have Autumn furnishing that will keep your house warm and snug.
Bring a homely feel into your living room with a large throw draped over a sofa or chair. This is another item you can use to match with the accent colours and strengthen the theme.
If you’re on a budget, cushions can be a great way to add drops of fall to your lounge without having to break the bank on paint.
Bringing Nature into your home:
To apply the finishing touches to your Autumn themed living room you should look to the outdoors for some inspiration.
Autumn themed basket:
This is a very easy and cost-effective way to bring a touch of autumn to your lounge. Venture outside and collect some acorns, pinecones, leaves and small branches. Use your assortment that you collected and arrange them in a vase or bowl to present on your living room table.
Winter Household Plants:
Plants can be used to blend with the colours of your living room and add an earthy, relaxing feel. Here are a few household plants that do really well in the winter months.African Violets – This winter blooming plant works well in indirect sunlight and higher humidity.
This winter blooming plant works well in indirect sunlight and higher humidity.
This low maintenance plant only requires moderate sunlight and can live on a minimal amount of water.
This plant thrives in places with a moderate amount of daylight, with small amounts of watering.
Also referred to as the Monstera plant, is another low maintenance plant, which flourishes best in a high humidity.
Check-out our blog on the best low maintenance household plants here!