Labor Day marks the unofficial start to fall, and that got our Color Team thinking about the cooler days ahead: Think plush faux fur throws, soft rugs and steamy mugs of tea. So when Briana pitched luxurious Earl Grey, we were dreaming of crisp fall mornings. And with oppressively humid weather still afoot here at HGTV’s Tennessee headquarters, we were hooked.
Similar to Pantone’s featured fall shade Cognac, Earl Grey is the design equivalent of a cozy blanket: A dose of this color lends warmth to everything from headboards to walls to bedding.
A neutral with an edge, this purple-grey color plays well with fall hues like rich burgundy, soft orange, blush pink and deep lavender, making it the ideal base hue to tie together a chic fall wedding or flower arrangement:
This hue lends an air of luxury anywhere it is used, from the slightly iridescent curtains to the soft faux fur rug in front of this nursery’s crib.
So, what say you? Will you use Earl Grey in your fall decor? Tell us in the comments below.