Oct 23 2015

Westlake Ace Unveils Top Paint Colors, Décor Tips for Fall 2015

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(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) October 22, 2015 – The air is crisp and leaves are turning vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange. Just in time for the holiday season and the cooler months ahead, Westlake Ace Hardware announces its top color and décor trends for fall 2015.

Ace’s Design Experts, Nathan Fischer, Katie Reynolds, and Julie Richard took inspiration from autumn’s colorful foliage when developing paint color and design tips for the season. “It’s is the perfect time to add color to your walls and update décor in your home, ahead of the busy holiday season,” said Richard. “Whether you’re looking to add a pop of color with a decorative statement piece, or apply a fresh coat of paint to a room that needs a lift, our advice will help you to bring those transformative updates to life during the most colorful time of year.” 

Warm Hues for a Cool Season

Using colors from the Clark+Kensington® paint+primer in one collection, this season’s palette is warm, neutral and has a vintage flair. Deep greens and jewel-tones are the centerpiece for fall color and design trends, reflecting the organic and timeless shades that come with autumn.

  • To give a room more depth and dimension, add new baseboards that are at least five inches high in a creamy white, such as White Opal CW-C6.
  • Add doses of color in complementary shades, such as blue walls with orange accessories, to add character and flair to a room. Try the cool blue hue Skyline View 36B-4.
  • Try pairing deep, dramatic wall colors, such as Lincoln Park After Dark NLW42 from the OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington, with pops of citrus like Honey Dijon 19B-6. These elegant and dignified shades complement each other beautifully.
  • Choose colors that create cohesion in adjoining rooms by varying the values slightly from room to room. If you use a dark jewel tone in one room, make the adjoining room a more medium toned shade, such as Instant Message 30A-3.

 Interior Design Tips

Once homeowners select their favorites shades from the season’s color palette, Ace’s Design Experts recommend the following design tips to assist homeowners in freshening up their homes this fall:

  • With the cold weather setting in, make sure all seating in the room is angled to enjoy both the view and ambience of the fireplace.
  • Much like the trees outside, furniture pieces of varying heights create an on-trend, designer look.
  • Bring a luxury hotel feeling to any bedroom with clean and crisp white bedding to match the cool autumn air.
  • When your walls are a darker shade, try framing your artwork with wide, white gallery-style mats, which will allow the artwork to pop.
  • A treasured, vintage item can inspire the design of an entire room. Try bringing in an antique rug or repurposed accent chair to liven up the look and feel of the space.

 Clark+Kensington, a premium line of paint+primer in one, is available exclusively at The Paint Studio at Westlake Ace Hardware and was recommended by a leading consumer magazine in recent tests of interior paints. Designed to help homeowners find the perfect paint color, The Paint Studio features eye-catching color racks, unique pullout drawers and easy to use color cards to simplify the color selection process.

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