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Find the Right Balance with Autumnal Colours

By ercol on 25 November 2019

Summer is vibrant, winter is cosy, and spring is all about new beginnings. But when it comes to beautiful colours, it doesn’t get better than autumn. As the leaves change colour, we get rich oranges, yellows and reds as far as the eye can see.

Homes can reflect this change, where charming mustards, terracottas and emeralds come into fashion.  It’s good news to us all that they’re here to stay this time, well into 2020 – and ercol has a selection of gorgeous fabrics to help you get the right look.

Complementing autumn colours

Hues of orange, yellow and green are always popular at this time of year. However, as we head into 2020, these colours are also leading the way in fashion. This makes it the perfect time to incorporate autumnal colours into your home.

Wooden furniture is a great way to do exactly that. While colours come and go, wood is always in fashion. Best of all, it acts as a perfect accompaniment to the delightful autumn shades. Darker woods work with warm colours to create a cosy feeling, like the darkened ash with a sumptuous mustard fabric on the soon to be launched Marlow Chaise sofa.

Marlow chaise sofa
Marlow chaise sofa

Using ercol’s configurator, you can see how each fabric and wood look together on your sofa of choice. Simply click on ‘Customise’ to see the full range of fabrics and finishes available on your chosen piece. You can then mix and match colours and textures on the body and scatter cushions, along with the wood finish.

It’s a great way to play with all the wonderful colours that autumn serves up. Pair dark fabrics with a lighter wood like light oak for contrast, or create a warm, cosy aesthetic with darkened ash. With dark woods on both the Forli and Marlow collections, plus a vast array of other beautiful sofas and armchairs, you can always find the look that’s right for your home with ercol.

An autumnal bedroom

This combination of dark woods and autumnal colours can be used throughout the home. The Bosco bedroom collection is now available in a dark finish on tulipwood along with the pale oak, which can be paired with subtle pinks like the 2019 Pantone Colour of the Year, light coral.

Bosco bedroom five drawer wide chest in dark tulipwood
Bosco bedroom five drawer wide chest in dark tulipwood

Choose from curtains, bedding or even a feature wall to add a touch of colour to your bedroom. With a range of beds, wardrobes, chests of drawers and side tables in the Bosco collection, you can always find the perfect staple pieces to complement those warm autumn colours.

Go big or stay subtle

Integrating autumn into your home doesn’t have to mean a design overhaul. There are plenty of key pieces, like the Von Bench, that can be styled with a simple coloured throw or feature wall to transform the look and feel of a room. It’s available in a choice of eight wood finishes and four colours, so you can find the perfect fit for any room.

Von bench with seat pad
Von bench with seat pad

Likewise, you don’t have to stay uniform in the colour of your wooden furniture. Consider how the clear matt oak on the Rimini drawers pairs with the dark wooden chair. That’s tied together with dark greens on the wallpaper and a throw on the bed for a natural look that’s completely on trend.

Rimini six drawer tall wide chest
Rimini six drawer tall wide chest

Staying on trend

At ercol, we make sure our furniture is always up to date with the latest colours available in our new fabric collections. Whether it’s warming autumnal hues or something more neutral, our configurator makes it easy to match furniture to your preferences and personal style.

For more inspiration, take a look at our full range today – and try the configurator for yourself.

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