When I think of autumn I think of falling leaves, crisp blue skies, yellow, orange and rust dotting the trees with the last remaining leaves hanging on for dear life. It’s a strange season for your home though as we’re still hanging onto summer but it’s not quite time for roaring log fires and furry throws. So how do we deal with autumn in our home?
If you think about it purely for a colour scheme, it doesn’t all have to be warm beige with orange and brown accents. Use the blue skies, orange, gold and red leaves and pull them together in a way that moves your summer scheme into Autumn to create some colour and warmth. I’m always inspired by nature and the colours we see every day. Next time you’re out for a walk, go and kick the leaves and look around. Summer may have the flowers and warmth but I think autumn is the season for colour and texture with the crunch of leaves, the crispness in the air and ever changing colours in the trees.
Inspired by the golden tones of these leaves, this nest of tables has been painted a rich gold. With the grey wall it feels luxurious, warm and cosy, while the teal and mustard in the sofa add a touch of the bright skies we get at this time of year. Changing the table from white to gold has really warmed up the scheme.
Tables painted in Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish Furniture Paint in Gold.
Quote on frame and cup were created with Rust-Oleum Metallic Leafing Pens in Gold and Silver.
Orange is a must-have colour for any autumn interior, but it doesn’t mean it has to be teamed with traditional browns and beige. This bold orange wall was perfect for brightening up our British summer, but it carries through into autumn when you add in a few warm grey touches. The dark stool tones down the vivid orange while the yellow handles add a fun touch to the cabinet.
Cabinet painted in Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Winter grey.
Handles painted in Rust-Oleum Gloss Finish Furniture Paint in Lemon Sorbet
Stool painted in Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Graphite.
This look brings together the primary colours that you don’t necessarily consider when you think of Autumn, but they sum the season up so well. Blue skies with red and gold crunchy leaves. Thinking ahead too the red gloss table will take you straight through to Winter.
Cabinet painted in an undercoat of Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish Furniture Paint in Silver with a top coat of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Ink Blue, then wet distressed to reveal the Silver underneath.
Table painted in Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Brush Paint in Cardinal Red, Gloss.
Glass planter in Rust-Oleum Stained Glass in Red.