How to Decorate with Warm Autumnal Colors 

Autumnal Colors of the trees reflected in a lake

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and what better way to celebrate it than by bringing the rich, warm, autumnal colors inside? Inspired by the changing foliage, there is nothing more comforting than the earthy hues of autumn. They add a cozy touch that helps you embrace the changing weather conditions and make your home as inviting as possible this time of year. From the walls to the furniture, now is the time to refresh your color palette at home to reflect the seasonal atmosphere.

Burnt Orange accent pillow mingles the with autumnal colors of the living room decor on a couch by Charleston furniture store GDC

Burnt Orange  

The color of warm pumpkin pie, a glowing fireplace, and the changing leaves, burnt orange is synonymous with fall. Adding this hue to your decor in small doses will instantly provide a fall feel to your home. Add burnt orange with amber vases, candles, a tablecloth, throw blankets, or fresh flowers like mums. If you’re looking for a larger change, try this rich hue on your walls – it is surprisingly comforting and inviting year round.

Mustard Yellow

Bright yellow can be overwhelming in interior design, but mustard yellow is charming and romantic. Often associated with nature due to its connection to the sun, mustard yellow is the perfect autumnal color for brightening up your interiors in preparation for the coming winter months. This color works really well with earthy neutrals, black and white, and navy. It’s best used in small doses, so try incorporating it with pillows, a rug, upholstery or artwork.

Mustard Yellow Chair by Mt Pleasant furniture store GDC brightens a neutral living room
Caramel Chair adds neutral warmth to a living room decorated with autumnal colors by Charleston furniture store GDC


Want to warm up those crisp, chilly evenings? Add a bit of caramel to your home decor. It will give your space a homey feeling without being too harsh on the eyes. Tonal variations of brown, like caramel, can calm the emotions, ease frustration and help during times of change, making it very popular in home design. Caramel works well with neutrals and the rich red hues of fall.


While green is a popular color in the summer, there are certain dark green hues like emerald, moss, and olive that are associated with the fall. If you’re a fan of jewel tones, lush emerald can be used in everything from painted cabinets to accent pieces like a throw draped over a chair. We love seeing emerald velvet pillows that play up the luxe factor of this color.

Emerald Green natural accents from wreathes and fern leaves decorate a dining room by Mt Pleasant furniture store GDC
Smoky Gray living room furniture accent pillow and home decor statue by Charleston furniture store GDC Furniture

Smoke Gray

Smoke gray is a dark gray that has a soothing effect that’s perfect for winter nights spent in front of the fire. It’s a popular neutral because it has a serene quality that creates a feeling of depth in any room. It’s often used as a wall color, but can also be used in upholstery, throws, pillows, bedding, and more.

Experience the Autumnal Colors of Fall at GDC

A fall makeover is a great way to rejuvenate your home with the colors you love this time of year. Even if we don’t have all the changing foliage in Charleston, we can still decorate with autumnal colors to incorporate the sense of beauty and coziness that nature brings into our homes. Stop by our Charleston furniture store locations to explore all the most enviable hues of the season and add festive touches to your home.

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Emerald Green Boxes

Kari Boxes, Set of 2

Emerald green boxes with bright gold leaf trim and removable lids.

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Doe Pillow

Doe Pillow

The Doe Pillow is the perfect neutral fall throw pillow to go with virtually any sofa, chair or bed.

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Striped Throw Pillow

Corsica Smoke Outdoor Lumbar

The Corsica lumbar pillow features a classic stripe in muted, tonal palette, giving it a modern feel.

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Grey Serving Tray

Aegean Tray

Echoing ancient Greece while upholding a modern touch complete with faux rattan finish and jute rope handles.

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