Ace Hardware announced its top paint color and décor trends
for fall 2013, chosen by Ace's panel of design experts. Nature-inspired color
palettes and décor are trending this season to reflect the changing colors of
the outdoors; rich shades of red, auburn and pumpkin paired with warm neutrals
such as mocha and chocolate will be accented by deep jewel tones in shades of
emerald, purple, deep pink and blue.
"Fall is the perfect time to paint and
redecorate your home in order to get a head start on the busy holiday
entertaining season," said Katie Reynolds, one of the design experts.
Based off of the season's most anticipated design trends, experts have
selected the following colors for fall 2013:
Jewel tones, including
emerald green, will continue to be popular this season. Ground these pops of
color with neutral hues.
Equestrian palettes with warm hues will be on
trend, especially when paired with brass, leather and wood décor accents.
Give the kitchen a quick makeover with a bold cabinet facelift. Try a
rich shade of dark brown and add accents of red and pink for a touch of drama.
To give a room a rich, masculine feel, use shades of darker green and
blue. Add gold accents in the form of a lamp or mirror to complement these
Inspired by the beautiful fall colors in nature, shades
of auburn are a great way to bring seasonal outdoor tones inside.
the colors are selected, the following fall décor tips are recommended to
freshen up homes this season:
Look outdoors for inspiration --
nature-inspired graphic details will be a big trend. A faux bois design on an
entry floor is a stunning, unique way to welcome guests into the home.
Kitchens are getting more cozy and rustic this season. After a run of
modern countertops, handmade tiles and weathered flooring will regain popularity
and offer a more timeless feel.
Use grayed out wood tones throughout the
home to show off wood grain. These tones work well as flooring, dining tables or
even smaller accent pieces for a distinct, on-trend look.
elements such as branches or stones are becoming increasingly popular as unique
art displays. Display a branch or stone on a bookcase for a designer touch.
Look for products that show some life this fall. Handmade accent tiles,
vintage items, distressed wood flooring and reclaimed materials are very popular