While bidding adieu to the bright and cheery hues of summer is always a bummer, we’ve been anticipating the next season all year. Fall, one of our favourite seasons for interiors, evokes a moody yet sophisticated feel — which results in an understated design without being too minimalistic.

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on colour, has named 10 shades as the fall colours for this year — and we are sold. While fall usually brings about visions of deep and warm hues such as reds, oranges and browns, Pantone is out to prove us wrong. The company also included a muted grey, navy blue and dusty pink in the mix; and these hues surprisingly complement the other shades. You can also expect to see the colour of the year for 2017, Greenery, in a more intense hue.

Ballet Slipper (dusty blush) and Tawny Port (burgundy).

“Bookended by a dynamic Grenadine red and a tawny Autumn Maple, the colour palette for fall 2017 leans more to warmth, “ said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “While comforting, enveloping colours and ease are crucial to the seasonal feeling, standout shades include a pale pink Ballet Slipper, a refreshing Golden Lime, and a bright Marina blue. These hues add a striking touch when paired with the classic autumnal shades of Navy Peony, Neutral Gray, Butterrum and Tawny Port.”

We’ve chosen 7 of our favourite shades, which blend flawlessly together to create a streamlined yet unique colour palette for your abode this fall. From a deep burgundy to a dusty blush that is a more underrated alternative to millennial pink, check out these fall colours you need, and learn how you can incorporate them into your home interiors.

Tawny Port

A deep, dark burgundy is always in for fall. This elegant and sophisticated shade, called Tawny Port, can be used to create depth in the interiors of your living or dining room.

How to use it in your home: Burgundy door frames add a unique touch to your interiors, along with upholstered dining chairs (pictured), and deep-hued flowers such as red roses, dahlias and peonies.

Shaded Spruce

While Greenery is Pantone’s colour of the year, the green shade for fall is a rich emerald green, reminiscent of the lush greenery in a forest. Bring the outdoors indoors with the shade that Pantone has named Shaded Spruce, which is pleasing to the eye.

How to use it in your home: Dark green accent walls will look striking, along with emerald throw cushions and indoor ferns to add nature elements into your home.

Autumn Maple

One of the classic autumnal shades on Pantone’s list, Autumn Maple is exactly what its name implies. This baked terracotta hue evokes visions of crispy maple leaves, setting the tone for stunning fall-inspired interiors.

How to use it in your home: Terracotta-painted walls (pictured) and cabinets in different wood finishes such as oak and birch wood lend a homey touch.

Navy Peony

Said to be the mainstay of the season, this deep navy colour anchors your home palette, and makes for a great and softer alternative to black. Navy Peony is definitely a go-to neutral this fall.

How to use it in your home: It’s great for decorative pieces such as flower vases and lamp shades, as well as cabinets and accent walls.

Neutral Gray

Grey almost never goes out of style. Sharing the anchoring role as Navy Peony in Pantone’s fall palette is Neutral Gray, which can be used as an accent or a head-to-toe statement.

How to use it in your home: We love contemporary paintings with grey accents on classic muted grey walls, along with a minimalist sofa (pictured).


“This snug, warming, and toasty shade is evocative of drinking a glass of Butterrum by a roaring fire on a cool autumn evening,” stated Pantone. And we couldn’t agree more. Butterum is the muted neutral shade everyone needs in their home, as it softens the whole aesthetic and blends everything together.

How to use it in your home: Use flowy pieces such as curtains (pictured) and bed sheets, as well as throw cushions. You can also have a subtle finish for your walls such as light birch and white oak.

Ballet Slipper

While millenial pink (a soft pink shade) takes over runways at New York Fashion Week and exhibitions such as Maison & Objet, Pantone names a more muted alternative for fall. Ballet Slipper is a standout shade that creates a striking yet not ostentatious touch when paired with the warmer shades in the palette.

How to use it in your home: We’re obsessed with the idea of a dusty pink sofa with Butterum cushions (pictured). You can also use fresh flowers such as roses, peonies and cherry blossoms.

Dewi Nurjuwita
Senior Writer
Dewi Nurjuwita is a travel and design writer who can be found exploring the streets of foreign cities with passport in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.