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Our 15 Fall Color Palette Guide

The rich, earthy colors that fall bestows are what make the season such a gift when it comes to choosing color palettes. When we imagine a fall color palette, we automatically think of vibrant yellows, warm oranges, and deep burgundies. This richness of color at this time of year is an inspiration for many people. As summer comes to a close and we head to the cooler months, it's a perfect time to look for inspiration and explore new color palettes for your design ideas. In this article, we've introduced our favorite color palettes for the season. We've also discussed a little color theory to help you explore ways to design your own great color palettes. And, because we know how hard it is to choose from so many colors, we've provided some hex codes for our suggestions too. So, without further ado, let's explore GraphicSprings' 15 inspirational fall color palettes.

Fall color palette suggestion #1 – Reds

Red is a bold, rich autumnal color that grabs people's attention. When it comes to a red fall color palette, we think less of the pillar-box reds associated with Christmastime and more of the deeper reds with purple undertones. That's not to say you can't use a bright red in your palette but pairing it with more subtle colors will keep the palette polished and clean.

For reds, it's good to choose a monochromatic palette. This means that a single color is used as a tint for all hues and shades in the image. It's a simple way of creating a visual hierarchy in an image and separating sections. When designing a business logo with a monochromatic fall color palette, you would ensure text is legible by having dark text on a light background or light text on a dark background, for example. You would also use the strongest hues for your accents and secondary items.

Reds are pretty solid fall colors and go well on any fall aesthetic color palette.

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Here are some suggested hex codes based on the above image:

#690117 #29130c #bb021c #d1b9b0 #f0d8d7

Fall color palette suggestion #2 – Red/Purple/Orange

In addition, you can elevate this monochromatic feel and develop your fall color palette by pulling out adjacent colors on the fall color wheel (analogous palettes). So, you could choose reds, purples, and oranges. A fall leaves color palette was always going to make it into this list!

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Here are some suggested fall color hex codes based on the above image:

#3e475e #cb6556 #833c5e #be7954

Fall color palette suggestion #3 – Oranges

Orange is the color we most often associate with fall and it's a great way to create a warm feeling in an image. You can easily pair darker hues of orange with warm browns and deep greens. Lots of people are often put off using orange but when done well, it looks amazing! As far as fall color schemes go, orange had to be included in our suggestions.

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Here are some suggested hex codes based on the above image:

#fa8c0d #681704 #21140c #e39823

Fall color palette suggestion #4 – Oranges and greens

When orange and green are used together, they create a fantastic contrast. The orange creates a vibrant pop of color. The warmer greens add depth and an earthy feel to the image. If you're looking for aesthetic fall colors, then this is a good option to choose. You could even use an aesthetic solid fall color background in your design. This is also quite a muted fall color palette that is less vibrant than other suggestions.

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Here are some suggested hex codes based on the above image:

#c54c11 #ba6430 #54522e #1b1416 #7a6c66

Fall color palette suggestion #5 – Oranges and blues

While you might think blue fall colors don't exist, they do make a great addition to a design when paired with orange. This is due to where the two colors sit on the color wheel – they're complimentary colors. With this in mind, here is a great fall color palette to inspire you.

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Here are some suggested hex codes based on the above image:

#038fe4 #f06e00 #61582d #e1bcaf #2c2e18

Just because fall is associated with warm browns, reds, and oranges, doesn't mean you have to have muted colors in your fall color palette. Using complementary colors is a great way of drawing attention to your design and making it stand out. For a design that is based on a fall color wheel with complementary colors, this is definitely a great one.

Fall color palette suggestion #6 – Pumpkin Spice

When fall starts, many of us can't wait to get hold of our first pumpkin spice latte of the season. A monochromatic palette based on pumpkin spice colors is one that you see a lot in decorations, fashion, and food. These are pretty neutral fall colors for people seeking a more subtle design. You can't beat pumpkin spice and warm drinks as a basis for autumn color schemes.

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Here are some suggested hex codes based on the above image:

#c78a4b #dad1bd #ddab7c #dd7f2a #f1e1cc

Fall color palette suggestion #7 – Yellow and beige

Yellow is ubiquitous in fall and is a great way of creating a bold and eye-catching design. When using yellow, be careful to create a text that can be read easily. With yellow being a bold color, it's a good idea to pair it with pale cream and beige. Yellow and beige are cute fall colors too. They're less obvious in a fall colors palette but are still solid fall colors.

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Here are some suggested hex codes based on the above image:

#dd993a #d8b5a5 #997453 #47352c #dcba99

Fall color palette suggestion #8 – Golden harvest

Since harvest and fall coincide, a great fall color palette suggestion is to use a harvest palette. Harvest gives an excellent fall colors aesthetic. This inviting palette includes lots of pale yellows and beiges and has a pink undertone for depth. Undertones are important when deciding on a palette. In fall images, palettes tend to have warm undertones, while winter color palettes have cooler ones.

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Here are some suggested hex codes based on the above image:

#fad0b2 #dfa36a #ccafa1 #664a34 #e9e2e4

Fall color palette suggestion #9 – Greens

Speaking of cooler undertones, these do exist in fall color palettes too! Cooler tones are calming, especially when we pair them with muted colors.

This cool green and blue palette is earthy and calming. The deep green gives a great contrast to the cool color of the fog.

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Here are some suggested hex codes based on the above image:

#4f5e67 #f1f6fa #262d33

Fall color palette suggestion #10 – Warm greens

Opposite to the previous palette with blues and cool greens, this palette has deep greens with warm undertones and bursts of tan.

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Here are some suggested hex codes based on the above image:

#31371d #ce985b #e3ddd9 #767f78 #5d381c

*design advice* you don't actually need lots of color or a range of colors for a huge impact. You can create an illusion of an expansive palette just by using different hues of two single colors.

Fall color palette suggestion #11 – Black cat for Halloween

People often shy away from using black in their color palette but it can be a great way to make brighter colors more vibrant. It also adds contrast. Black automatically makes a design feel professional too.

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Here are some suggested fall color codes based on the above image:

#110f0d #b4ad7c #aec1a2 #a26f49 #293018

Fall color palette suggestion #12 – Purples

Is purple a fall color? We think so! Fall is a very colorful season when it comes to harvesting crops. This palette is colorful with purple undertones like red cabbage. This purple fall palette is more complex than others and it uses more colors. This doesn't use monochromatic colors or complementary colors. Instead, we've got lots of colors combined to create a delightful, bright image.

You shouldn't be afraid of mixing in different colors to your palette as long as they harmonize with each other. With more colors, you can draw attention to various elements of your design, which is great for when there is a lot of detail.

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Here are some suggested fall hex codes based on the above image:

#4b4762 #f4deb8 #943248 #a177a0 #324254

It's certainly possible to have purple in a fall color palette and it goes great with a few neutral tones or warmer hues. If you want a bright fall color palette, this is a great choice.

Fall color palette suggestion #13 – Mulled Wine and Neutrals

Towards the end of the fall season, we start getting into the mulled-wine season. A great late-fall palette, therefore, combines the two. We've got pale greens, beige, and deep red to contend with here. These are great aesthetic fall colors and would suit any professional design for a logo maker.

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Here are some suggested fall color palette hex codes based on the above image:

#9e9896 #611e0f #8b6964 #606c5c #abb6bc

Fall color palette suggestion #14 – blue fall color palette

Of course, fall is all about the warm, toasty colors, but it's also when we start getting cooler days as winter approaches. Therefore, blue is perfectly reasonable to include in a fall color palette. When considering your palette, don't automatically disregard blue. If everyone else chooses typical fall colors, your palette will stand out.

This palette has crisp turquoise blue hues with a nice contrast of pinks and browns. The combination of the warm and cool tones adds depth to the image.

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Here are some suggested fall color palette with hex codes based on the above image:

#4abcde #043a60 #c2a39f #044568 #68534b

Fall color palette suggestion #15 – sweaters and shawls

As we ditch our summer attire, we dig out our sweaters and shawls from the previous season to wrap up warm. This fall palette uses warm reds and purples, which nicely complement the blue of the sweater. As far as fall color combinations go, you absolutely can incorporate both blues and purples.

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Here are some suggested blue fall colors hex codes based on the above image:

#1b75a4 #113856 #a2bed5 #5c1424 #301c31

Final thoughts

As we've seen, a fall color scheme isn't just about orange, red and yellow. There are so many possibilities when choosing a color palette and your logo maker can have fun coming up with different fall color designs. Whether you use our fall colors hex codes or come up with your own, it's certainly something fun to play around within your designs.