Brighten Up Your Space

Hard to believe that fall is just around the corner with the holiday season soon to come. If you like to design your home around the seasons, painting can be an inexpensive way to add some fall spice.

Fall Decorating Ideas

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Out with whites and grays and in with warm, rich shades of brown, green, and blush to style your walls and furniture with seasonal shades. These cozy colors are great for lending a splash of autumn color to any space.

You don’t have to limit these fall decorating ideas to your living room and kitchen. With the kids back at school, you can include their bedrooms in the festivities, but you should consider using a finish that will make your life easier:

To get a painted surface that is more kid-proof, consider using top quality 100% acrylic latex paint in a glossier finish for a painted surface that is easier to clean.

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Going From Subtle To Spirited

If you are painting a darker color over a much lighter one, you should utilize a grey primer.  By doing so, it will help to ensure that your new color comes out true once it dries and it also lessens the need for additional coats of paint to get complete coverage.

Painting dark colors is a little trickier and less forgiving because darker shades are more likely to leave roller marks. Take your time, be more methodical and make sure the paint is applied more evenly.

Seeing is believing with the visual impact of darker paints and bold accents to bring out the character of a room, and this video gives some ideas for color choices:

You don’t have to paint the walls intense shades to add energy to a room. Choose some accent colors with pillows, artwork, lamps, or rugs. You can also find mirrors with a unique frame or paint a bookshelf to give some interesting highlights.

Rule of Thumb for Accent Colors

There are some general guidelines for using complementary colors to liven up your living space:

So, when decorating a particular room, divide the colors into percentages:
60% of a dominant color
30% of a secondary color
10% of an accent color

Read more here:  Top 10 Tips for Adding Color to Your Space | HGTV

Colorful Room Accents for Autumn


Bright colors offer a dynamic, whimsical feel, while dark colors are more elegant and warm. Deciding what mood you want to set in each room can help guide you toward your color choices.

Other ways to integrate color as accents is by using natural materials such as stone, metals, and wood to round out a room’s atmosphere. Are you looking for a cottage style, romantic, or contemporary look?

Chatting with a Denver painting expert or interior decorator about your wishes is a good place to start. Many people change their home’s color palette based on the time of year, but you can keep it as simple or intricate as your budget will allow.