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Cosy up with these autumnal colour palettes

Autumnal mood board made up of Lick paint samples

WordsMegan Lambert


You only need to glance outside to see that autumn has arrived. The trees are turning golden, crunchy leaves line the pavements. Conkers abound. We’ve all got a favourite time of year and for many, it’s the cosiness of autumn that speaks to them. It’s the season of muddy walks, Sunday roasts, and crackling fires but, unlike autumn leaves, an autumnal colour palette can be evergreen.

Opting for an autumnal colour palette isn’t about ensuring your home is ‘on trend’; it’s about creating a cosy and welcoming environment, year-round. So to help you do just that, here are some autumnal colour palettes.

Our autumnal colour palette

This year’s autumnal colour palette has a lot in common with the earthy tones of 2020’s autumnal paint colour trends, with a little more focus on warmth. We’ve seen our communities get bolder with their colour choices, and that’s reflected in this colour palette. From warm beiges and greens to earthy oranges and reds—there’s even a splash of yellow in there.

Lick autumnal colour palette

Before you start wondering which wall to paint which colour, you don’t need to use all of these paint colours. Our autumnal colour palette is just meant as a guide to inform your decor. Take a look at our guide on how to make a mood board to find out how. So, whether you favour a soft, warm or darker palette these autumnal colours will have you preparing to hunker down for hibernation.

Soft autumnal colour palette

Inspired by nature, this soft autumnal colour palette has a lot in common with the Japandi style interior trend. Beige 01, Beige 02 and White 03 create a tonal backdrop, without it being bland, whilst a splash of Yellow 02 or Orange 02 is a little bit of sunshine on a crisp autumnal morning. Together, they create a colour palette that’s light, bright, yet still warm. Discover everything you need to know about beige paint colours to get the look.