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Embrace the Season with Sherwin-Williams Color of the Month for October 2023: Toile Red

As the leaves change color and the air carries a crisp chill, October ushers in a new season of warmth, comfort, and festivities. It's only fitting that Sherwin-Williams has chosen Toile Red as the Color of the Month for October 2023.

This earthy hue is the perfect choice for embracing the fall season and adding a touch of elegance to your home decor. In this article, we'll explore this month’s color and discover how you can incorporate it into your home.

The Allure of Toile Red

Sherwin Williams Toile Red Paint Swatch

Toile Red is a warm and inviting color that exudes sophistication. It draws inspiration from traditional French toile de Jouy fabrics, which are known for their intricate and pastoral patterns featuring scenes of nature, history, and everyday life. This deep red hue captures the essence of these textiles, offering a sense of nostalgia and comfort that is perfect for the autumn season.

It’s a versatile color that can take on various shades and undertones. In Sherwin-Williams' interpretation, it leans more towards the warmer side of the spectrum, making it an excellent choice for creating a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you're looking to update your living room, bedroom, or even your kitchen, Toile Red is an option that follows the current color trends.

Using Toile Red in Interior Design

Warm colors are making a comeback this season, and shades of red are considered the color(s) of the season. Many people are hesitant to use red in their homes, but this isn’t a fiery, angry red. It’s actually more of an earthy, mineral tone that brings to mind the deep colors of the mountains in the Southwestern United States. Like other colors that are currently trending, this hue is a bit of a throwback to the ‘90s with its deep purple undertones.

Now, let's dive into the exciting ways you can incorporate Toile Red into your interior design:

  1. Feature Wall: A Toile Red accent wall can serve as a stunning focal point in any room. It pairs exceptionally well with neutrals like its coordinating colors Greek Villa and River’s Edge. Consider using it in your living room to create a warm and inviting space that's perfect for relaxing or gathering with family and friends. A feature wall is also a great option for bedrooms and dining rooms, to add sophistication and just the right amount of color.

  2. Dining Room: The dining room is a great place to go full-on moody and cozy. You could achieve this by painting all the walls and trim Toile Red. If you don’t feel like going that dark, use one of the coordinating colors to brighten the space by painting millwork around the doors and windows and on the crown moulding. Whichever way you prefer, this color can make every meal feel like a special occasion.

  3. Kitchen: Kitchen color is making a comeback. While red in the kitchen isn’t a common choice, Toile Red is not that kind of red. You can use it in small areas as an accent color, or on an entire wall to add warmth to a space full of white cabinets, countertops, and/or backsplash tiles.

Toile Red and Exterior Decor

With its warm, spicy undertones, Toile Red could enhance your home’s exterior.

Depending on the style of your house, you might consider painting the entire exterior in this deep, rich color. For example, dark shades of red are traditional for craftsman homes. It can also be used as the third trim color on the windowpanes. If you don’t want to go all-in by painting your whole house, you could simply paint the front door. This is an easy way to refresh the look of your house. Painting your front door Toile Red could give the front of your house a sophisticated edge over just the classic red door.

Embrace the beauty of October and the changing season by incorporating Sherwin-Williams' Color of the Month, Toile Red, into your home decor. Its warm and cozy charm will not only elevate your interior design but also create a welcoming atmosphere that is perfect for fall gatherings and cozy evenings by the fire. Whether you decide to go bold with a wall or even an entire room or choose to add subtle touches of Toile Red through trim color, you'll be sure to capture the essence of the season and create a home that feels both classic and inviting. Enjoy the creative process!


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