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This Home Decor Color Trend Will Rule in 2016, According to Pinterest

Alright, we wouldn’t call it cheating, but there’s a new color combo on the scene, and it’s seriously giving the pantone colors of the year a run for their money. After all, who better to call the shots on what colors we should be pinning than Pinterest? That’s right, the Pinterest colors of the year are finally out, and while their picks — from men’s fashion to beauty — are positively swoon-worthy, it’s their palette selection for home decor that really caught our eye: presenting the new dynamic duo that is mauve and gray! After a long, bleak winter season, restyle your home the modern way with this cool, calm color combo. We’ve rounded up our fave inspo to find the perfect way to incorporate mauve and gray into your thoughtfully styled pad.


1. Mauve Bedding: Okay, we’re definitely digging this minimalist, no-bedframe look. Copy the style using a pale shade of mauve against a chalkboard coat of gray for super chill vibes. (via At Home in Love)

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2. Mauve Wall: A statement wall can make a world of difference. Incorporate a bold color by painting just one wall a bright shade of mauve (think Big’s single red wall in Sex and the City). (via Desire to Inspire)

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3. Shabby Chic: Usually, the words “shabby chic” don’t conjure visions of modern spaces… until now! Elevate that boho charm with a super sleek shade of gray. Bonus points for fresh florals on the nightstand. (via An Angel at My Table)

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4. Gray Cabinets: Forget what you know about gray being a typically “blah” color. This light smokey shade brightens up any living space, especially when paired with luxe gold accents. (via Martha Stewart)

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5. Mauve Accents: Not ready to invest too heavily in one color palette? Mix things up by adding more subtle touches of mauve and gray throughout your living space, for a refreshing change that won’t break the bank. (via Homedit)

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6. Mixing Textures: Add some dimension to your mauve-decorated room by mixing different textiles. Textures like faux fur and satin in just a couple shades add an eclectic feel without going overboard. (via Decoholic)

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7. Mauve Cabinets: Give your kitchen that Mad Men touch. Pair a vibrant shade of mauve with mid-century modern furniture, giving your home a retro-chic aesthetic. (via House & Home)

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8. Gray Sofa: A small space can feel roomier by subtly dividing your color scheme. This cool hack adds the illusion of depth to cramped quarters. (via Horton & Co. Design)

How will you incorporate Pinterest’s home decor palette into your living space? Follow us on Pinterest for more colorful home decor inspo.

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Wendelle Co
Wendelle is a Brit + Co contributor and a notorious pop culture and film junkie (with a passion for everything '90s). When she’s not writing, you can find this San Francisco native brunching with her bestie or working at a wedding or two. You can follow her latest escapades on her Instagram @WheresWendelle

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)