Fall is almost here and just like with fashion, interiors unveil fresh new color palettes to invite one to feel cozy and hunker down. I don’t know about you but for me color is very moody, in a nice sort of way. In the fall and winter one wants deep, darker, lush colors to cuddle up with as we move into the nesting time of year.This year I am obsessed with black & white with gray incorporating pops of purple. For fall 2013 fashion designers practically bathed in this color palette. No wonder I’ve got a thing for it. Thank you Chanel and Guy Laroche. I’m so obsessed, I could draw half a dozen distinct interiors right now using this palette. Can’t explain it, a design mind just works this way. I’m seeing these rich clubby textural interiors, with a nod to glamour and a hint of history. Yum yum, mix and match. All those lovely houndstooth, glen plaid and herringbone patterns are alive and kicking it. Texture and pattern drive the bus in creating a great mix. Sumptuous velvets, nubbly soft tweeds, and sleek wovens will appease the most tactile of homeowners.
Black, white and gray with red is so done, so yesterday.
Swap out the 2010 yellow some of you may have done (bumble-bee interior.)
If you’ve always wanted that black and white floor, thank you Avente Tile, time for an easy update. Rich purple is a great way to breathe life into this classic group of colors. After all you are royalty in your own home. How does one even breathe in this color palette without a visual reference to the new Ralph Lauren Apartment No.1 Collection? I could live and die in this room and be very happy. (Remember, Ralph has like the most major car collection so there would at the very least be some great pics in this room to keep me entertained.) Black and grays can be moody, adding purple ups the sensuality scale and white adds a crispness and order to make the other colors sing.
What makes this palette work is it is neither male or female but has the pull for both. Could make for a very clubby bachelor pad: manly but a total chick magnet. Or like the bedroom above, a soft and pretty feminine vibe but just enough sass to keep a guy interested.
What do you think of this fall palette?
Fashion – Photos by Yannis Viamos/In Digital | GoRunway via Style.com
Images: Designer’s Guild, Pierre Frey and Ralph Lauren.