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Decorating With Spice Tones || Warm up your space with cayenne, cinnamon & more

Whatever your tastes are in decorating, if you’re looking to expand your color palette, spice tones are the perfect way to bring energy and warmth to your space. Spice tones are often associated with the markets of Morocco and other exotic locations, but you need look no further than autumn foliage to pick up gorgeous harvest hues of golden yellow, deep red, and burnished orange. Your kitchen cabinets may also be stocked with similar spice hues found in paprika, cinnamon, cloves, curry, cayenne, and mustard – and, of course, pumpkin in the form of pumpkin pie spice. These colors are complemented by earth tones of green, brown, and grey, and in a room setting, they work well when set against white or cream. To cool things down, mix in pops of blue or purple. In general, if the colors are found in nature, they can work in your home. You can incorporate spice tones through wall paint, upholstered furniture, rugs, draperies, and accessories like toss pillows, throws, artwork, vases, and more.

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Upholstery || Though most often used in kitchens and dining rooms, spice tones can add life to your living room, den or family room in the form of upholstered sofas, chairs, and ottomans. You can choose hues of various saturations, depending on how you furnish your space. For example, mix a solid brown sofa with an accent chair featuring stripes of orange, brown, grey, and cream. Or, choose a solid chair or loveseat with a colorful print toss pillow to add pattern.

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Rugs || One of the easiest ways to bring spice tones into a room is with an area rug. If the rest of your room is largely made up of spice tones, add intrigue by choosing a rug with predominantly blue hues, plus hints of cream, red, orange, and brown. Blues go especially well with orange tones because they are opposites on the color wheel, creating energy, and contrast. If you don’t want your look to be too bold, choose a rug with muted colors. Many rug designs have an intentionally faded vintage look, so they’re less likely to make the room feel overpowering. Or, choose a solid rug if you want to tone down other patterns in the room.

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Accents || If your space features mostly neutral hues, accents are the perfect way to infuse spice tones. As with any room, it’s all about how you mix elements. If you enjoy changing your décor seasonally, fall is a great time to update toss pillows with spice tone/foliage colors. Consider mixing greens in with your spice tones – think of them as herbs that go with your spices. Also try updating throws, flower arrangements, and decorative items for a fresh look. These are simple ways to embrace the season, and get cozy and warm as you start spending more time indoors.


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