FALL PAINT COLORS
Paint Pick: London Clay A traditional hue for autumn. Style editor Stacey Smithers is tired of grey and greige. For the fall, she chooses Farrow & Ball's London Clay (244) for warmth and cosiness. "Brown tones are classic and versatile, and their earthiness brings warmth to a farmhouse or lends a posh feeling to a penthouse," she says.
Yellow On Grey This home's soft grey palette creates a calm, neutral canvas for a gutsy yellow door. 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.
Paint Pick: Setting Plaster A warm and inviting neutral with a vintage vibe. Online editorial assistant 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 to a pinkish-beige. Try it in a bedroom or in a powder room, where it's rosy undertone will cast a warm glow.
Paint Pick: Kendall Charcoal Greys are right on trend for the fall and winter season. Kendall Charcoal (HC-166) by Benjamin Moore is 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.
Paint Pick: Chelsea Grey & Japanese Paper Two can't-live-without-them neutrals. Style editor Sarah Hartill loves Sico's Japanese Paper (6195-21) and Chelsea Gray (HC-168) from Benjamin Moore's Historical Collection. These timeless neutrals are warm and cosy for fall, but work year-round in any space, from contemporary to traditional to country. Both of these are the perfect backdrop for Sarah's other paint pick: Farrow & Ball's Hague Blue (30).
Paint Pick: Mossy Rock Add a warm green hue to your interior. 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.
Paint Pick: Bittersweet Chocolate A colour as rich as the name it bears. 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.
Paint Pick: India Yellow A dark mango yellow. First available in England in the 18th century, this historical colour is a warm and inviting choice for fall. Deputy editor Hilary Smyth suggests using Farrow & Ball's India Yellow (66) with Brinjal (222). Mix them with brass accessories and dark wood furniture for an old world look.