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Earthy coral, announced by CIL Paints as Fall’s hottest colour, pairs well with cardboard brown and charcoal, such as the combination of CIL’s Cinnabar (50YR 32/460) orange and Mansard Stone (30YY 20/029) gray, pictured on the walls of this room.

CIL Fall 2011 Photo

September 14, 2011 – Want to know what colours are in this season? Take a look outside and you’ll see fall’s hottest trends in home decor.

From burnt oranges to earthy browns and crisp reds, decorating enthusiasts will be taking design cues from Mother Nature this autumn, says leading Canadian paint brand CIL Paints.

Of the nature-inspired palette, the trendiest fall colour is an earthy coral, explains Alison Goldman, Marketing Communications Manager for CIL Paints.

“Inspired by the homey, natural feel-good tones of clay and wood, this season’s earthy oranges are vibrant yet liveable,” she says, adding that they are most fashionable when combined with charcoal and cardboard brown.

Warm tans are also in vogue, according to Goldman, particularly when paired with vibrant reds, as well as colours like blue, green and teal.

In the green family, leafy shades continue to take the spotlight, reflecting our ongoing commitment to the environment, she explains. “When paired with yellow-toned greens and rich plums, fall’s botanical, emerald-blue greens bring depth and richness to any living space.”

Neutrals are always a favourite colour choice among Canadians, with pale greys a top option for this season. Think stone and concrete – other elements of the great outdoors, which deliver a cool, crisp feel to a room.

“The fall palette is soft and subtle, yet saturated with energetic colours,” explains Goldman. “The easiest and most economical way to add this season’s colours to a living space is by painting even one wall in a room, and then using accessories to bring out the best of the palette,” she says, recommending a walk in the park to determine one’s favourite fall colours.

CIL’s top paint picks for the Fall are Celebration (25YR 34/473) orange, Sea Gull Grey (30YY 42/083) brown, Poinsettia (05YR 15/555) red, Apricot Brandy (10YY 35/543) yellow, Grassroots (70GY 38/330) green, and Raindrops (30GG 83/006) grey.

“No matter what colours you choose, your home will benefit from what will feel like a breath of fresh outdoor air,” Goldman says. “And with the right colour combinations, this season’s palette will not only give your home a lift for the fall, but your décor will remain stylish through to the Holiday season.”

To view CIL’s fall colour palette online, visit or call 1-800-DURABLE (387-2253) for more information or to locate a dealer near you.

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