Rich Jewel Colors for Fall 2009

rich jewel colors for home decor :: fall 2009 trends

Looking at the November 2009 preview of Living etc, you really get the feel that warm and rich colors are in vogue. As someone who loves burnt oranges and rich yellow tones, I could not be happier. The more daring can enliven their home with cerise.

As you can see rich vibrant colors are used as accent colors against neutrals. The rise of yellow, which started last year, is still going strong when I look at home accessories. Opposing rich spice colors to dark maroons, grays or khakis will create a more classic look that will last longer.

wool jewel color throws and blankets at toast

The good news about what is hot for fall 2009 is that you putting a few accessories can be enough to update your home. Put your attention on getting a few throws, cushions, on changing a lamp base or adding vases here and there. We always need a few throws anyway for the cold months. UK retailer Toast carries this season richly colored blankets and throws in a wool/mohair/alpaca yarn. The nankeen yellow Chunky Handknit Throw is superb.

metropolitan home coverpage :: october and november 2009

This trend is not just on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Just look at the last two issues of Metropolitan Home to see that it is also going on across North America.

+ Mohair Alpaca Throw £125 at Toast
+ Chunky Handknit Throw £125 at Toast
+ Living etc – photos from November 2009 preview
+ Metropolitan Home – cover page photos: Oct. 2009 and Nov. 2009

  • Line Atallah
    October 1, 2009 at 12:55

    Kim, I love this colour palette. I think I will use it for my new bedroom. These are colours are so warm, yet ecclectic. My style!

  • thwangco
    October 1, 2009 at 15:05

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  • Martha
    October 2, 2009 at 16:28

    The jewel tone colours are gorgeous! Perfect for making your home look and feel warm and cozy for fall!

  • Amy Singleton
    October 27, 2009 at 19:29

    Such vibrant and energetic colors. Great commbinations. I love the idea of a vibrant color combined with a neutral color, it really makes things stand out.