Channel the sweet and spicy essence of a PSL with these fall paint colors.

Published on September 27, 2023

Wall behind wood console with accessories painted in Autumn Spice

Fill your home with the delicious warmth of the iconic autumn beverage—the pumpkin spice latte. As the weather cools down and leaves begin to change, add an extra dash of richness and flavor to your home with a PSL-inspired paint color palette. Like that first sip of hot latte, these paint colors exude comfort in a stylish and versatile way.

Taking cues from the ingredients that make up fall’s signature drink, the list includes fiery hues reminiscent of spiced aromas as well as creamy neutrals that help tone down a space with their milky softness. These paint colors provide options for interior and exterior projects, so whether you want to warm up a breakfast nook or add a splash autumnal cheer to your front door, there’s a color for every fall project. These PSL-inspired paint colors will create an inviting backdrop for fall gatherings with hues inspired by this seasonal staple.

Pumpkin Cream by Behr

Dining room wall painted in Pumpkin Cream and modern furniture and black wainscoting on the wall

For the ultimate color match to your favorite latte, opt for Behr’s Pumpkin Cream. This milky tan shade puts a sophisticated spin on comfort and is a beautiful option for dining room walls, providing a welcoming backdrop for autumn gatherings. Add a splash of unexpected drama to this sweet and soft hue by pairing it with dark wall paneling such as black-painted wainscoting.

Paint Color: Pumpkin Cream by Behr

Pumpkin Spice by Benjamin Moore

Wall painted in Pumpkin Spice with white sconce hanging on it and a side table with flowers in front

Pumpkin Spice by Benjamin Moore lives up to its name and captures the warmth of autumnal spices. The orange hue has brown notes that give it depth and it exudes a rich coziness that’s synonymous with the season. Like a cup of coffee, tone down its intensity with a little cream in the form of a light neutral, or play up its saturation with other fiery hues for fall-inspired color scheme.

Paint Color: Pumpkin Spice by Benjamin Moore

Coffee House by Glidden

Room corner with rattan chair and plants painted in Coffee House

Channel the coziness of the warm PSL aroma wafting through a coffee shop with a coat of Glidden’s Coffee House. This rich brown paint color is surprisingly soft and looks particularly striking when paired with lighter tans and creams, rattan accents, and live greenery. It’s an excellent choice for both interior and exterior projects, whether you want to paint home office built-ins, color drench a guest bedroom, or pop beige siding with a contrasting trim color.

Paint Color: Coffee House by Glidden

Natural Cream by Benjamin Moore

Bedroom wall painted in Natural Cream

Neutrals have the power to create a calming sanctuary as Benjamin Moore’s Natural Cream proves. This light greige paint color is incredibly versatile and works just as well with warm tones as it does with cool ones. Add a dollop of this creamy shade to a color palette of other neutrals for a luxurious tone-on-tone aesthetic, or use it as a soft backdrop for the quintessentially bright and fiery orange hues of fall.

Paint Color: Natural Cream by Benjamin Moore

Autumn Spice by Valspar

Wall behind wood console with accessories painted in Autumn Spice

Chilly fall days call for a generous dash of warmth, which is exactly what Valspar’s Autumn Spice provides. Create an eclectic aesthetic by layering this familiar orange hue with rustic woods, mixed metals, and textured textiles. Or, go for a modern farmhouse look by pairing it with black and white accents and a classic buffalo check pattern.

Paint Color: Autumn Spice by Valspar

Malted Milk by Sherwin-Williams

Elegant bathroom with wall painted with Malted Milk

For a luxuriously creamy shade that instantly elevates a space, opt for Malted Milk by Sherwin-Williams. The sophisticated neutral has a warm undertone that makes it feel youthful yet classic, and looks stunning when used on trim and paired with soft pinks, milky creams, and aged brass accents for a touch of old world elegance.

Paint Color: Malted Milk by Sherwin-Williams

Gingersnap by Behr

Breakfast nook walls painted in Gingersnap and a green built-in bench wrapped around round table

Infuse your home with the deliciously inviting atmosphere of a spiced cookie and a steaming hot pumpkin spice latte with Behr’s Gingersnap. This golden brown shade provides the ultimate way to cozy up your home, whether in a breakfast nook or a bedroom. Layer it with crisp white trim for contrast and emphasize its welcoming tone with relaxed textiles and warm woods.

Paint Color: Gingersnap by Behr

Cinnamon Spice by Glidden

Half-circle behind a headboard painted in Cinnamon Spice

Glidden’s Cinnamon Spice embodies the richness of the fall season. This mid-tone brown paint color works especially well when used with an array of warm natural materials such as textured stone, honeyed oak, or worn-in cognac leather for a cozy rustic space.

Paint Color: Cinnamon Spice by Glidden

Burnt Pumpkin by Behr

Bedroom wall with decorative molding painted in Burnt Pumpkin and white upholstered bed and wood nightstand

Like a thick drizzle of caramel on an autumnal coffee, Behr’s Burnt Pumpkin has a glistening golden tone that instantly warms up a room. Described as smoky, it wakes up the senses to a cozy visual aroma and takes on a modern feel when applied as a bedroom backdrop. Pair it with crisp white bedding, a soft upholstered headboard, rich woods, and uncomplicated silhouettes.

Paint Color: Burnt Pumpkin by Behr

Pumpkin Cream by Glidden

Dining room with wood furniture and rattan light and walls painted in Pumpkin Cream

An orange-leaning neutral, Pumpkin Cream by Glidden is a cheerful paint color that brightens any room. The mid-tone tan’s softness shines when used with creamy white and if you want to introduce pops of color, opt for muted blues and greens for a calming space.

Paint Color: Pumpkin Cream by Behr

Source: Better Homes and Gardens