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Autumn Inspired Explosive Fall Color Palettes

November 29, 2018 / Inspiration
Fall Color Palettes

The autumn season has arrived and, as always, it has ushered in a time of festive colors, that remind us of the beauty of fall. For many, autumn heralds the changing of the leaves, warm pie with family and an explosion of fall colors. The colors of this season are distinctive and subtle. The colors of fall are very familiar to anyone who has live through one. The warm golden hues matched with bright reds and earthy browns spread among the fading green that is announcing the coming of winter. While the colors of the season are quite well known, finding the right color palette for your seasonal project can be challenging and elusive.

An overused autumn palette can spell disaster for any publishing or printing project. The real danger is in being over-looked or mistaken for another company. One good rule is always to try something a little different each year while attempting to stay within a fall color scheme. One good place to find the real colors of fall is nature, visiting a park or looking at photos of the autumn scene. Another great resource is the festive food dishes that are served at family gatherings. Many color palettes can be found just from these examples alone.

The colors of fall have inspired designers and artists for centuries, and the number of autumn palettes is enormous. The chances of getting buried in palettes are very high, and finding yourself overwhelmed by color choices is no fun at all. Many designers and artists get stuck and can’t seem to get out of the red, brown, yellow box. Just in case this has happened to you or your project, we have put together these unique autumn inspired fall color palettes to help you find your perfect combination for your next printed project.


#253705 –Pine Tree,# 88a101 –Limeade, #ede63d – Starship Yellow, #d0733c – Raw Sienna, #60100c –Dark Tan


#faebc2 – Astra, # FCB11B – Sun, #AC1E02 – Milano Red, #210000 –Diesel, #271F29 –Bastille


#FCC693 –Peach Orange, #AA3409 – Vesuvius, #6B1D3C –Wineberry, #2C6472 –Casal, #6F938A –Juniper

#230F1E –Tamarind, #833452 –Camelot, #B05823 –Desert, #551B03 -Brown Bramble, #1E0202 -Sepia Black

#0B0700 –Nero, #351009 –Clinker, #972D14 –Tabasco, #E26A1C -Hot Cinnamon, #F2B729 –Saffron

#0D1C16 –Aztec, #8D2203 –Kenyan Copper, #D25119 -Orange Roughy, #ECCA73 -Rob Roy, #73AE94 –Acapulco


#16566C –Chathams Blue, #7D9588 -Spanish Green, #E5680C –Christine, #D83500 –Grenadier, #89705F -Cement


#50120F –Heath, #964509 –Korma, #E6A008 –Gamboge, #D6DFC8 –Tana, #443D3E -Tundora