Nicole’s Neutrals | Fall 2022 Edition

You’ve likely heard of the new neutrals trend, however, at Nicole Arnold Interiors we see it as a design element that transcends what is trendy with unlimited potential. As awareness continues to shift more toward sustainability and long-lasting décor (which is my passion!) people are beginning to recognize the importance of neutral color palettes as the perfect foundation for almost any style. I prefer starting with a neutral base for my designs because it keeps them classic, flexible and timeless. Consider minor updates throughout the year such as during spring, summer, fall and winter. For fall, let’s take a look at how your neutrals can be notable this season!

Classic is Key

Who doesn’t want classy digs? The key is to make neutrals prominent without being boring. A simple way to do this is by selecting a neutral base for either the furniture, a main décor piece, or even wall color to start. Favorite color choices for me are white, cream, charcoal, or camel on key upholstery pieces and rugs. If you have an active household or any high-traffic areas, use performance fabrics to extend the life of your investment. If you are excited by unique fabrics or specialty textiles that require more care, then place those items in areas with less use so they will stay looking like new.

It’s not likely that you’re going to want to change out your sofa or repaint your walls every quarter, so having a strong base of classic neutrals is so valuable! Then it’s easy to rotate smaller seasonal design elements such as pillows, throws, artwork, accessories, lamps, and even rugs.

Nicole's Neutrals | Fall 2022 Color Inspiration | Nicole Arnold Interiors
Nicole's Neutrals | Fall 2022 Color Inspiration | Nicole Arnold Interiors

Begin With a Base Coat

Thinking your wall paint needs an upgrade? We love using Sherwin Williams paint in residential and commercial spaces because it is high quality and long-lasting. It also allows your room to have a fresh start, providing the perfect backdrop for any seasonal sprucing up you’d like. For a clean and crisp tone, Sherwin Williams Pure White is a great choice; for cooler tones we recommend Agreeable Gray or Repose Gray; and for a warmer neutral – Accessible Beige or Alabaster are exceptional choices.

Pure White

SW 7005

Agreeable Gray

SW 7029

Repose Gray

SW 7015

Accessible Beige

SW 7036


SW 7008

Color Comes Next

Build on your neutral foundation with depth of color, textures, and layers of tones that bring in the autumn landscape and remind you of your favorite seasonal foods. Pops of color to consider are a leafy green, mustard seed or deep cinnamon (or all three!). This gives credence to the time of year, is a relatively inexpensive update, and keeps your room feeling fresh. Add another layer of coziness and ambiance with fragrant candles around your home or office.

Nicole's Neutrals | Fall 2022 Color Inspiration | Nicole Arnold Interiors
Nicole's Neutrals | Fall 2022 Color Inspiration | Nicole Arnold Interiors

Timeless Tonals

If monochromatic tones are more your flavor, you can still achieve depth and interest by varying textures and scale within the elements and patterns in the room. We love seeing these textures on ottomans, throw blankets, pillows, and more! Some textures we recommend are sheepskin, boucle, wools, mohairs, and the nubby sort, such as a nubby decorative pillow! These fabrics, paired with neutral tones, instantly exude warmth which is exactly what we crave as it cools down.

Nicole's Neutrals | Fall 2022 Color Inspiration | Nicole Arnold Interiors

We’re Ready to Help!

Fall has arrived and we cannot wait to help you add these elements to your home or office space! Nicole Arnold Interiors provides vision, resources, and even works with your contractors to transition your favorite rooms. Contact us today to book your interior design appointment!

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