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November Color of the Month: Harvest Time (DE5208)

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Why Harvest Time is November’s Color of the Month
It’s no wonder November’s Color of the Month is Harvest Time (DE5208), a rusty-orange shade somewhere between pumpkin and butternut squash that lends an instant sense of welcome and comfort to design. Much like a bowl of perfectly roasted squash soup warms up the soul, our November paint color of the month Harvest Time warms up a room. It’s the perfect shade to nurture your cravings for all things pumpkin spice and autumnal.


Harvest Time is soft and sensual like a number of the warm tones in our Neu Traditions 2020 design trends color story. This rusty-orange November color of the month represents nature’s changing scenery and offers a similar change-up to the oft-used neutral white and grey walls (think the Fixer Upper ethos). Harvest Time with along with a cool neutral Latte Froth (DE6239) trim finishes the look. The light grey hue plays a nice cooling contrast to Harvest Time’s warmth.


Paint Pairings for a Complex Look
Harvest Time looks stellar when paired with neutrals, but it also works well with blue-influenced colors. For example:

  • Set the rusty-orange hue against Dunn-Edwards Nightlife (DET596) or Pencil Lead (DE5922). It’s a darker, more moody play on pairing Harvest Time with a cool neutral gray, since both of these grays are heavily influenced with blue-purple bases.
  • Add unexpected drama to a room by painting Harvest Time and contrasting it with the stately Encore Teal (DEA182) for an accent color.
  • Accent your space with doses of Wells Gray (DE6242) along side our November color of the month for a sophisticated autumnal inspired room that can last throughout the seasons.

For more ideas on how to use Harvest Time in your design, check out how lifestyle retreat Joshua Tree House used similar earthy-hued shades to craft the design of their boutique desert retreat. Want to check out some truly original fall palettes? Feast your eyes on these three unexpected fall color palettes.