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To accompany last week's blog post, here are some paint picks to bring those rich fall colours into your home. (Before they're gone outside!) I hope you’ve been inspired to take a closer look at the colours in nature this time of year. There’s no end to the palette ideas this month! If you like colour, nature is a great place to look for inspiration and that’s exactly what I’ve done here.

More shots from my stroll in Oshawa, Ontario…

Photo Blog Michael Penney Autumn Fall Paints Tree

Photo Blog Michael Penney Autumn Fall Paints Fence

Photo Blog Michael Penney Autumn Fall Paints Flowers

Here’s a lovely window box display at a café in downtown Toronto (snapped on my way into work this morning!). Many fall flowers are purple or shades of purple. Here are some of my favourite asters again (the garden variety) and some beautiful kale.

If you want to bring these luscious fall hues home, here are some of my paint picks. Use them on walls, furniture, and in fabrics to bring a cosy feel to any space.

Photo Blog Michael Penney Autumn Fall Paints

I started with the golden yellow of maple leaves. This colour (far left) is called Showtime 923 by Benjamin Moore. Next, I picked a lavender that felt like fresh cut asters — this one’s called Slip AF-605 by Benjamin Moore. I’m in love with all forms of ochre these days, and it is so fall. This shade is called Autumn Orange 2156-10, and it’s also from Benjamin Moore. And lastly (far right), I added in this deep, rich indigo/teal to round out the palette. It’s not strictly a fall colour, but I just love it with these other shades and the punch that it adds. It’s RAC 5023 from Fine Paints of Europe.

Photo Blog Michael Penney Autumn Fall Paints

For a second palette, I began with a warm neutral — this one is called London Stone 6 (far left) by Farrow & Ball. For a rich, livable orange I went with Corlsbud Canyon by Benjamin Moore. Keep in mind that strong colours like orange can be too intense for the home. Go for versions that are muddied up with grey or taupe so that they’re soothing and sophisticated, not garish. Lastly, I chose a Pratt & Lambert colour, appropriately named Autumn Dusk 12-19 (far right), for its interesting brown-green-khaki mix. It reminds me of tree bark and fence posts in the country.

So go ahead, get outside and get inspired. Then take that inspiration to the paint store and concoct your own autumnal palette to warm up your home for fall.

For more paint tips, view our Editors’ Favourite Paint Colours photo gallery.

Photo credits:
1-3. Michael Penney
4-5. House Beautiful

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