Pantone named Autumn Maple as one of its top choices of color for fall but this color and other warm, earthy inspired tones look fresh year round. They are often associated with a Tuscan feel but when used in different, unexpected ways they can put a modern twist on traditional or transitional. They can be an intimidating choice but the outcome can be beautiful.

Muy Caliente!

Let’s take a look at some examples:

The burnt orange color of the cabinets is unexpected and looks modern against the stark white walls. The warm earth toned tile anchors the room while the dark colored light fixtures draw your eye up and add visual interest. Love this room.

Neutral earthy tones dominate this room while pops of spice are found in the artwork.

Some spicy inspiration from Sherwin Williams…

Check out this wallpaper! Beautiful! And how about the animal print fabric and cowhide inspired rug?

Some spicy inspiration from The Cob Collection, paired with some cooler colors.

The modern black and gray print adds an interesting dimension to the spice colored walls and accessories in this dining room.

spice colored walls in dining room

Very interesting mix of colors, prints, and accessories in this room. (

Spicy rug.

As you can see from these examples warm, spicy colors can give you many different looks. If you like this color palette don’t be afraid to try it. Look for different tones to suit your style. Looking to update your current Tuscan design? Try bringing in some new accent pieces in lighter colors or switch up the paint in a few areas. Not sure where to start? Give us a call and we’ll help you pull together different color combinations and styles to create your wow factor!

Trends will come and go in interior design but color, when used correctly and cleverly, truly never goes out of style.

Have questions? Just Ask! We’d love to hear from you!

Let’s create great design.

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Dispose of your left over paint carefully!

Never dispose of paint by pouring it down the drain. It can seep into our water sources. Remove the lid and let the paint air dry in the can. To speed up the process, stir in an absorbent material such as clay kitty litter, sawdust, or leftover concrete mix. Never pour oil paint into a drain or into the ground. It is considered hazardous waste, and disposing of it this way is illegal. Contact your municipality for instructions on how to dispose of oil based paint.

Be kind to mother earth.