Fall-spiration

With the last of the warm October sun slipping away, you may be tempted to skip straight into the holiday season. Decking the halls and tables laden with food (and family…for better or for worse!) loom large in your mind and they are right around the corner. But stop! 360° Painting is here to encourage you to slow down and enjoy the truly autumnal days of early November that are often lost, squished between Halloween and Thanksgiving.

This time of the year offers so much interior decoration inspiration that it would be a real shame not to stop, look around and smell the…crunchy leaves. And that’s what 360° Painting is here for: we can help you enjoy the goodness of the season by alleviating your stress. We know you want to be hands-on in your home and tackle painting the outdoor trim or refreshing the living room but we also know that life can get in the way. With 360° Painting you get to enjoy all the benefits and none of the stress of a beautiful new coat of paint in your home or office.

The intimacy of this late autumnal season is just the atmosphere for your home or office. Cozy, authentic and timeless: what can we learn from fall?

Lesson #1: Less is more  

If you look at your window, the chances are that things will be starting to look a little barren. The trees are daily being emptied of their foliage while the lawn and bushes begin to thin out. The punch-drunk saturated colors of July seem like a faint memory; in their place are subdued neutrals and greying oranges. If you don’t pause a moment, this is all that you see. But notice how the trees get to show off their beautiful trunks and twisted branches, a stark symmetry hidden during the summer.

Let the bare “bark” and “branches” of your home shine with a minimalist approach to interior decorating inspired by Mother Nature’s own minimalism. Expose natural wood and contrast it with clean, bright walls: this emphasizes the natural beauty and contours of your home.

Photo Credit: Paloma Contreras

Lesson #2: Texture is everything

There is an abundance of different, interesting textures in this late autumnal phase. From the glitter and sheen of early frost, to the layers of crinkly leaves, there is texture everywhere. Much of the texture is mono-color or sticks to a single color palette: this is a great tip to bring into your home. Keep the color scheme simple while adding lots of different textures to make the space interesting.

Photo Credit: Apartment Therapy

This saturated room takes the same color, a dark, naval tint, and translates it into different shades and fabrics. From the woven rug to the soft bed blanket, to the sleek lampshades and a wall print. The layers of texture make it interesting even though it stays within the same color palette.

Photo Credit: Apartment Therapy

This room is clearly autumnal! The colors from the wood and natural fibers are woven through the whole space. From the bedroom door to the chunky extra comforter the colors take on new perspectives through these fabrics.

Lesson #3: Keep the colors natural

While the colors of summer may dazzle, it’s the late fall-early winter colors that really have staying power. The neutrals and greys that pop up so often in nature during this season are great ideas for your home. Warm golds and rustic reds matched with soft, buttery yellows creates an environment that reflects the lovely fall afternoons filled with lilting light.

Or, take a cue from the foggy mornings and chilly evenings with steely-bright stars and opt for a blue-based grey palette. Feel free to stray into the light purples of fall sunsets, for a modern, minimalist take.

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We love these color palettes from Sherwin-Williams!

Take these lessons from the season and apply it to your home with none of the stress with 360° Painting.