Fall Color Palette: Greige & Sky

Living room color palette with gray, taupe, and blue

As soon as we saw this room from our Holiday 2014 catalog, we knew we had to use it in our color palette series. What a gorgeous space, especially the blue ceiling color!

The ceiling is really the Wow! in the space, painted Aspen Skies #1656 from Benjamin Moore, and we love the way this color echoes a beautiful blue sky and draws your attention to a scene-stealing chandelier, our Marais 6 Light Orb Chandelier. The furniture pieces in this room are upholstered in patterns in shades of warm grays and taupes, like our Document Brown Fabric, our Belize Taupe, and our Suzanne Kasler Signature 13 oz Linen in Flax and Sky & Blanc Stripe.

We accented the room with elegant accessories, like velvet throw pillows, mercury glass lamps, and an oversize giclĂ©e art print. Together, we love the way this space feels sophisticated but also whimsical!

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    Brenda Morrison

    March 8, 2015

    Wall Colors: I am moving into a house. The current owners have all walls painted dark — chocolate, red, yellow, brown. All trim including doors are painted bright white. I will leave the white but would like to paint the entire interior one color throughout. The kitchen cabinets are a cream color. The bar cabinets are black. These will stay the same. The granite in the kitchen has taupe, golden yellow, black and is not too dark. This will stay. I will be recovering all my furniture fabrics and would like to choose: flax, linen, gray, taupe, navy. I would like the house to look fresh and airy. What color would you recommend the walls? I will be keeping the trim and doors white. Some floors are light hardwood and some cream carpet. Brenda

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      March 25, 2015

      Hi Brenda,
      We can definitely help you make some decisions in your new house. We actually offer a free service where our experts will help you with design questions like these! Simply complete this form, and we’ll reach out to you. Don’t forget to include photos of your space with the form!
      We look forward to hearing from you,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    bev billingsley

    November 7, 2014

    looking for an area rug in this color palette
    any suggestions?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      November 13, 2014

      Hi Bev,
      The rug featured in this original room is our Valentino Rug, and it’s probably one of the most beautiful rugs we offer! It goes perfectly with this color palette and has the most beautiful sheen to the rug fibers. Plus, it’s super soft underfoot.

      Two other great options would be our Montreaux Greek Key Rug or our Savilla Rug. Both have pretty neutral shades paired with sky blue!
      Hope that helps,
      The How to Decorate Team