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Fall is just around the corner, and with it the changing colors of the natural world. As the hills in some parts of the country turn chestnut and the trees come alive in fiery reds and yellows, designers will be changing things up as well.

Each year, the season of candy corn and pumpkin pie is imagined a little differently when it comes to interior design. The best way to discover which colors the season has in store is to look to the experts: Pantone. The global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for every design industry, Pantone has long been the first word on seasonal color palettes.

Building off their previously announced Color of the Year, Ultraviolet, Pantone released a palette of 10 trending hues for fall, including bold shades of fall favorites like Russet Orange and Red Pear, alongside some accent colors like Limelight and Crocus Petal.

In addition to the Top 10 Color Palette for Fall 2018, Pantone also released their perennial five-color Classic Palette, a collection of neutrals that makes an ideal backdrop for more the more vibrant trending hues. Below we’ll take a look at some of these seasonal shades and see how the trending colors for Fall 2018 are brought to life by flooring, wall coverings, and other interior design elements.

Top 10 Color Palette

Russet Orange

What would a fall palette be without a bold orange to anchor it? This forest floor orange embodies a rich, earthen warmth. Our Krescent Wall Covering adds complexity and depth to autumnal bedroom setting.

Valiant Poppy

A brave, outgoing shade of red with effusive allure. This outspoken shade is perfectly framed by a deep, rich hardwood like Villandry from our Chateau Collection.

Ceylon Yellow

Like Moroccan mustard, this savory, spicy yellow will add an exotic touch to any setting. Here, our Nile hardwood from the Terra Collection provides an underlying canvas that is rich with character.

Nebulas Blue

A thoughtful, starry-eyed blue reminiscent of twilight. Guaranteed to brighten up any room, especially when offset by a contemporary luxury vinyl tile like the Antique White in our Vinyl Deluxe Classic collection.


Animated and effervescent, this spotlight-seeking yellow is destined to be the center of attention in any room, brightening up even the most dismal of fall days. Classic parquet flooring like Avignon in our Palais Collection is a perfect companion.

Classic Color Palette

Quiet Gray

Shhhh. This unobtrusive and timeless soft grey makes an ideal backdrop for any of the other hues in Pantone’s Classic Palette for 2018. Here, it deftly enables the rich character of the Seine hardwood in our Riverstone Collection to take center stage.

Sargasso Sea

Plucked from the depths of a boundless sea, this unique deep blue moors the classic palette with an intriguing, dependable gravity. It’s perfectly offset by a naturally light-colored hardwood like the Lugano in our Vernal Collection.


A creamy white staple that can comprise either an enticing blank canvas or a substantive standalone. The Driftwood White hardwood in our Atelier Series makes for an ideal complement.

Fall is an inspiring season of changing colors and natural beauty. Pantone’s 2018 fall color palettes bring the beauty of the season indoors with an array of classic hues and unexpected highlights.

DuChâteau’s vast selection of flooring and wall coverings has everything an interior designer could ask for when designing for the colors of the season. Our flooring design specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have when crafting your vision. Contact us today. 1.888.382.4283″

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