New Paint Color Trends for Fall and Winter

Just like fashion, paint styles can change with the season. If you’re ready to update your home just in time for fall or winter, check out these up-and-coming paint color trends to add to your palette:


Although it may seem like a boring, go-to paint color, using white to paint a commonly used room will provide a clean, fresh feel to the atmosphere. For families that avoid white paint like the plague, it may be time to think again.

It’s possible to use white paint in a family room by strategically painting with dry-erase paint. This type of paint is easy to wipe clean with baby wipes or Windex to get rid of stains and sticky little fingerprints. Even if you have small children, you can continue to enjoy pure white walls to set the tone in a living room or den.


Although shades of blue may be synonymous with spring and summer, blue hues can work well in fall and winter, depending on the intensity. Deep shades of blue, like blueberry or ocean blue, can pair well with a fall color palette that includes chocolate brown and forest green.

A dark blue can be used to create a classic tone in a room, especially when using marine blue or navy. Consider pairing navy blue with cream to decorate a central room in the house, like a kitchen or home office.


Although shades of brown may seem like a no-brainer for fall and winter, they work best when paired with snowy hues, like soft gray or frosty blue. By using these cool colors with a warm brown tone, you can set the scene in a living area or master bedroom.

If you have a winter wonderland on your mind, consider using several warm shades of brown with gold undertones to brighten up a chilly day; paint colors like brown coriander, golden citrine, and natural cream will work well in combination to make a living area or guest bedroom feel warm and inviting.


As an accent color, charcoal is trending this season, pairing well with creamy neutral shades and deep pops of color, like cinnamon red. When decorating with charcoal as a paint color, try to picture a warm, blazing fire. Charcoal can serve as an accent shade in conjunction with a neutral color; use a dark vibrant shade like deep red or hunter green to provide balance.

If you’re not ready for a bold burst of color just yet, consider using charcoal and a neutral color like steam with a warm fall hue like brown pear or saddle tan. Although many people wouldn’t think to pair charcoal with a golden shade of brown, it again provides contemporary balance when used as an accent.

Updating your home with fall and winter paint color trends is one way to makeover your space on a budget. These hues of the season are both eye-catching and exciting, providing the perfect backdrop to make an excellent first impression with entertaining guests.