In every season, the most suitable colours can bring well-being and harmony at home.
Those of you who are wondering which colours are most suitable to use in the home in the autumn season will certainly find in these next few lines all the best tips for recreating the feeling of autumn at home.
Let us preface this by saying that there is not a single way for achieving this goal; there is a more traditional way of using autumnal colours in your home and a more innovative and trendy approach.
The autumn season has very precise features that the colours and finishes we choose, should try to refer to. Autumn, it is undeniable, is the season that makes us slide towards winter, it is the season when the days become shorter and we feel like surrounding ourselves with warmth, and spending more time indoors, but also to still enjoy, in nostalgic reminders of summer, those days where the crisp air and the still warm sun make us want to hear the crackling of dry leaves under our boots wrapped in a nice wool coat.
As everyone approaches the autumn season with different feelings and sentiments, therefore it is important to know that there are two different creative approaches.
The more traditional approach
The colours that tradition associates with autumn are those of ‘foliage’, i.e. the dozens of different shades that the foliage of trees take on as they become cloaked in yellow, rust and red, those of grapes and chestnuts crackling on the fire, those of oranges and cinnamon perfuming herbal teas or pumpkins decorating windowsills.
Traditional autumn colour schemes combine various shades of the yellow and mustard family with oranges and bricks, through to amaranth, and then, to balance and gradually move away from these dry, woody and warm colours, a classic combination introduces the range of greens, especially the warm tones of undergrowth and the dark tones of pine needles.
In addition to the combination of oranges and greens, there are also shades tending towards purple and burgundy, reminiscent of grapes, figs, plums and a good glass of red wine sipped by a lit fireplace.
In the Viero Decoratives line, excellent shades in this area of the colour circle are those of the ERAMETAL finish in its warm, golden colour palette
The trendy approach today
In recent years, a more innovative approach to the use of colours has been very trendy.
As in the world of fashion and cosmetics, a ‘holistic’ approach is also becoming established in the world of interior design that places the person at the centre, and which precisely attributes ‘seasonal’ characteristics to individuals. Depending not only on one’s physical type or period of birth, but above all on personal preferences and emotional and character aspects, people are divided into ‘Spring’, ‘Summer’, ‘Winter’ and, indeed, ‘Autumn’ types.
The idea that we give emphasis to different personalities by superimposing them on the various seasons should not make us feel absolutely conditioned.
If autumn is ‘our’ favourite season, we will already feel inclined to emphasise its moods and characteristics as well as its colours. But even if this is not our chosen season, we can still enjoy our favourite colours in the interior, trying as it were to make them more autumnal by using them in warm, intimate and comfortable shades or by combining them with other typically autumnal hues according to each individual’s taste. A few examples will clarify this concept.
The ‘Spring’ type who likes pink and pastel green can preserve the delicacy of the former colour and warm up the latter with a terracotta-coloured wall in the elegant satin finish of MARMORIN with MM29 or MM30 and similar shades.
The ‘summer’ personalities who adores turquoise and blues will find it hard to deprive themselves of these colours (which are in fact more summery than autumnal); they can therefore adapt them to the coming season by choosing them in warm soft tones and finishes rather than cold or shiny ones. To warm up the whole range of blues and azures, orange and browns are also excellent, in all shades: from rust to camel, from sienna mustard to brick (there is a rich variety of these tones in GHIBLI).
Those who like fresh, light and delicate pastel tones, very un-Autumn in their essence, may adapt their existing scheme by combining them with an autumnal colour; If you like pink, it is a good idea to introduce forest green; if you like light green, it is excellent to combine it with darker greens and touches of burgundy; if you like yellow, you can complete the autumn colour scheme by combining it with pomegranate burgundy and leaf green shades; finally, if you are a die-hard lover of neutral tones (greys and beiges), grey will be ideal with mustard and grape must shades, while beige and dove grey will be enhanced by leather, apple red, sage and mud green.
Within this wide range of shades and the various combination possibilities, it will be easy to isolate and choose those most suitable for us.
Viero Decoratives also offers different finishes and effects with excellent colour marbling to simulate the materiality of bark (KRAKKLE), or oxidised metals (OSSIDATO RUSTEN) or even fine, satin-finished sands such as DAMASCATO, which will help to make the material effect of the colour stronger or softer, enhancing its emotional content in the line you desire.
Following our advice, choose carefully not only the colours but also the finishes from the many available with Viero Decoratives for next autumn!