Photo Gallery: Editors’ Favourite Fall Paint Colours
See our autumn picks.
Design editor Joel Bray loves this dramatic shade of plum in bedrooms and living rooms. Paint one accent wall or all four walls in a room with plenty of natural light.
“A paint colour that I haven’t used yet but would love to is Farrow & Ball’s Brassica,” says senior design editor Sally Armstrong. “I think it feels very fall appropriate. I love that it’s a grayed-down purple, so the sweetness is taken out of it. It could even read as a grey in certain lights. I think it would be a cosy colour for a dining room with gold and bronze accessories and framed art propped up against it.”
“I love this dark, dramatic blue for fall,” says H&H.com’s assistant editor Chloe Berge. “I would use it in a small space for high-impact, like a powder room, bedroom or entryway.”
When paired with bold black and white stripes, mid-tone wood furniture and golden accents, Suzanne Dimma’s paint pick — Mossy Rock (MSL103) by Martha Stewart Living — is the perfect paint colour to achieve a new-vintage look. Try it in a high-gloss in a smaller space, like a foyer or hallway for big impact.
Kendall Charcoal (HC-166) by Benjamin Moore is former design editor Stacy Begg’s pick for autumn. This versatile neutral offers a great backdrop for cool or warm tones. For a hotel-chic look, paint walls and trim in Kendall Grey, and keep all bed linens in a crisp white.
Former style editor Michael Penney loves a silky brown paint in a preppy stripe, similar to the look found in his old bedroom. Bittersweet Chocolate (2114-10) by Benjamin Moore is a great fall option that can transition into any season: this versatile shade looks great with everything from fresh water blues to warm, fiery scarlets and yellows.
Hilary loves using Farrow & Ball's Arsenic (214) as an accent to
Creative services associate Reiko Caron’s pick — Farrow & Ball’s Setting Plaster (231) — is a more feminine alternative to beige that’s not too sweet. Depending on the light, this pale hue can read as a muddy peach or a pinkish-beige. Try it in a bedroom or in a powder room, where its rosy undertone will cast a warm glow.
Gwen doesn’t shy away from colour: her second pick is Benjamin Moore’s Crushed Berries (2076-30). Pair this wall colour with ornate gold accessories for a fun and feminine look.
Meg also loves a bright front door that stands out. “I do love a yellow door on an old mid-grey house — add white and black trim and that door just pops. It’s something I notice when driving country roads in the fall,” she says.
Style editor Stacey Smithers is tired of grey and greige. For the fall, she chooses Farrow & Ball's