Cozy Up With Warm Clay Colors

Color such as burnt sienna, terra cotta and russet might not be the vivid show-stopping colors of fall, but they are still hues of this harvest. These are the quiet cousins of orange and revolutionary red. They signify clay chimineas, chrysanthemums, ornamental corn and apple cider. These muted, earthy hues deliver immediate coziness and warmth to your house, which is just what you may be looking for during the colder months. These are definitely colors that will bring the fall outdoors inside. I’m toasty just thinking about it!

Gelotte Hommas Architecture

This pub area is a great example of how to utilize muted, fall hues to create a monochromatic look. Here, soft shades of russet and apricot surround this area and gives it a very sumptuous feeling.

Mark Newman Design

Clay colors are earthy, however you do not need to limit them to traditional and rustic spaces. Terra cotta works very nicely in this modern dining room and in addition, it accentuates the art.

LKM Design

Burnt orange upholstered chairs pick up all the other natural tones in this kitchen. This alluring color invites guest to pull up a chair to the staircase, and perhaps enjoy a piece of pumpkin pie!

Maria Killam

Soft clay tones work quite nicely with other light hues. Employed as an accent, this color of persimmon adds interest without overwhelming the space.

Schnarr Craftsmen Inc

Inside this toilet, a burnt sienna wall shade complements the slate flooring that creates an extremely harmonious look. This type of orange is flattering to all skin tones, so it’s a fantastic choice for the toilet.

House + House Architects

In a space painted with a saturated cool blue, pops of terra cotta add immediate warmth and create a beautiful contrast.

House + House Architects

A rusty color is a great choice for a fireplace wall since it accentuates the warmth of the flame, which doubles the cozy factor.

Echelon Custom Homes

Umber is a shade that leans more toward brownish, but it’s subtle orange undertones making it a more warm and comfy color for any gathering space in your home.

Smith & Vansant Architects PC

Even a small number of rusty orange may warm up a space, so consider using it for an accent wall in your home.

Clay Colored Paint Picks:
Chrysanthemum 6347 by Sherwin Williams
Chilvalry Copper 240D-6 by Behr
Harvest Moon 2167-30 by Benjamin Moore

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