The best fall bedroom colors promise to make the space fabulously cozy and relaxing – just as your sanctuary space should be. Nature’s autumnal palette offers warmth and richness along with fresher contrast that’s perfect for the bedroom.
Fall decor ideas can transform a home as the season starts and are a wonderful backdrop to the decor for the holidays that follow, but they’re not just ideal for the spaces of the home occupied by the whole family. Bedrooms, too, are ideal venues for reflecting fall’s hues.
We asked interior designers and color experts to share the top bedroom color ideas for fall, and this is what they told us.
Beautiful fall bedroom color choices
Fall color schemes embrace the shades of foliage and the harvest, and the tones of earth and sky in the changing light of the season – and fall bedroom decor is no exception. The room color ideas for a sleep space can introduce these hues in decorative touches or more extensive schemes that make it snug year round. These are the top options along with how to introduce them from color experts.
1. Earthy gray-brown
Consider deep neutral gray bedroom ideas to bring nature inside in fall. ‘The beginning of fall is wonderful as mornings and evenings get cold and people tend to spend more time in the bedroom under a warm blanket,’ says Nick Lopez, founder of LIME Painting. ‘From warm browns to bright golden tones and even palettes of gray, possibilities are endless.
‘Our partner Benjamin Moore offers a wide range of colors that are perfect for this time of the year. Bear Creek 1470 is a rich deep gray with brown contrasts that will look beautiful against whites and creams. It’s a great option to create an accent wall in the bedroom bringing a woodsy energy of the outside to the interior.’
2. Biophilic hues
A bedroom is even more of a sanctuary when the days turn cooler, so shades that make it feel snug and intimate are a top option. ‘Biophilic colors – your sage greens and terracottas – have a cocoon-like feel that can be soothing in your space,’ says Dan Mazzarini, principal and creative director of BHDM Design and ARCHIVE by Dan Mazzarini.
‘Layer in these tones with pillows and throws, or drapery which can easily be swapped as seasons change.’
3. Warm pine green and eggplant
Create resonance with the fall landscape by choosing a wonderful take on green bedroom ideas plus eggplant. ‘Fall is all about nature’s beauty. Shades like soft pine green and bold eggplant bring that beauty inside,’ says interior designer Artem Kropovinsky.
‘Imagine the calm of a forest during fall. This light green shade feels warm and natural, perfect for a peaceful bedroom.’
As for eggplant? ‘This rich purple tone brings to mind the harvest season. It’s elegant and can add a unique charm to your space,’ he says.
Based in New York, Artem Kropovinsky, founder of Arsight, has a decade of extensive and considerable global design experience. Prioritizing minimalism, sustainability, and authenticity, Artem, alongside his team of professionals, works on projects in the US and worldwide.
4. Calming deep brown
We’ve already considered the potential of gray-brown as a fall bedroom color, and interior designer Chantelle Hartman Malarkey is also a proponent of dark hues.
‘Deep browns add a beautiful element to the bedroom,’ she says. ‘It is a neutral color so it looks great and has a calming feel which you are looking for in a principal bedroom, but it is also a rich color so it’s warm and cozy.’
5. Cozy dark hues
Take the opportunity to introduce new shades to your interior color schemes when you consider bedroom decor.
‘I recommend incorporating darker colors that might not be found throughout the rest of the home,’ says Jennifer Verruto, founder and CEO of Blythe Interiors.
‘Decorating with deeper hues can bring a warm, cozy atmosphere to this intimate space. Add a warm black tone, dark gray or amber through throw pillows, blankets, or modern but cozy candles to make a comfortable room that is perfect for the upcoming chilly nights.’
6. Warm amber and smoky blue
Try bedroom colors linked to the natural world but which create appealing contrast. ‘Combining classic warmth with fresh colors in warm amber and calm lagoon blue gives a balanced look,’ says Artem Kropovinsky.
‘Think of a setting sun on a crisp fall evening,’ he says of amber. ‘This color adds a touch of luxury without being too much.’ The blue bedroom idea? ‘Inspired by a quiet lake in the morning, this shade is both modern and cozy,’ says Artem.
For an easy-to achieve injection of fall color, why not opt for maroon? ‘Maroon is a great color to add to the bedroom. You can add this rich color to throw pillows, sheets, accent chairs, or a lounge couch,’ says Chantelle Hartman Malarkey.
How can I decorate my bedroom in the fall?
Focus on colors and textures to decorate a bedroom in the fall. The warm colors typified by autumn foliage are great inspiration, but consider, too, nature’s darker, earthy tones which can still evoke the required warmth. Color needn’t mean painting the room – although it can if you’re ready to. It can equally be introduced via bed linens, pillows, throws and drapes. As for texture, opt for soft and warm pieces in faux fur, velvet, wool, and so on.
When the time to start decorating for fall arrives, the bedroom can be a great place to start. Although introducing seasonal decor to areas of the home that are shared and outdoor fall decor create an impact with more people, where better to maximize coziness than a bedroom? Start there and you’ll feel cocooned by your environment every day.
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Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor. Previously executive editor of Ideal Home, she’s specialized in interiors, property and gardens for over 20 years, and covers interior design, house design, gardens, and cleaning and organizing a home for H&G. She’s written for websites, including Houzz, Channel 4’s flagship website, 4Homes, and Future’s T3; national newspapers, including The Guardian; and magazines including Future’s Country Homes & Interiors, Homebuilding & Renovating, Period Living, and Style at Home, as well as House Beautiful, Good Homes, Grand Designs, Homes & Antiques, LandLove and The English Home among others. It’s no big surprise that she likes to put what she writes about into practice, and is a serial house renovator.
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