Check Your Color Wheels: This Is the #1 Hue to Add to Your Home Right Now

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This season's top color trend isn't exactly the most common term around — so if you had to consult your old Art History textbook (or the Pantone website) for a little clarity, you're not alone. Named for a naturally occurring pigment of the same name, Ochre is an earthy yellow-brown hue that's most often associated with oil paints and clays. (Maybe that's why the feeling it evokes is so downright artsy.)

But while it's not a name you'll spot in the average box of Crayola crayons, there's no denying its widespread appeal, style-wise — especially as we head into fall. Situated perfectly between last year's desert-chic canyon clay hues and the oncoming burnt yellows of autumn, there's no better time to pepper some of this spicy pigment into your home.

The Citizenry Shiva Dhurrie Runner, $325

Unfurled between the island and the sink, this runner would make for a stunning pop of color in a neutral kitchen — or, hang it on the wall vertically for some statement-making wall art, ASAP.

Revol Porcelain France Caractere Dinnerware, from $45

Our obsession with substantial, handmade ceramics is well-documented at this point ... but there's always room for a new platter or two on the table, especially with high-contrast edges making them so irresistible.

Oddbird Co. Ottoman Handwoven Blanket, $145

Oddbird Co.'s Ottoman blankets are fast becoming a cult favorite to rival their handmade Turkish bathrobes. Snap up this intricate mustard-hued version before they sell out again.

HAY Extra Extra Large Hourglass, $45

Just the thing to round out your "shelfie" for Instagram, or lend a little oomph to your home office.

The Inside Cocktail Chair in Anni by Christene Barbarich, $549

Did we mention how well ochre can coexist with midcentury styling? Well, now you know.

Anglepoise Special Edition Type 75 Desk Lamp, $200

A little bit Pixar, a little bit posh ... and a lot more stylish than that old IKEA desk lamp.

Hawkins New York Simple Linen Bedding, $198

We know, linen bedding season is almost over, but in a fall-approved hue like this spiced gold, we think a few more months will be well worth it.

Terrain Ginko Leaf Spoon Rest, $28

We can't help but picture whipping up a batch of butternut squash soup and resting a ladle on this thoroughly autumnal spoon rest.

MINNA Grid Napkins, Set of 4, $75

Handwoven in Mexico, these grid napkins feel modern and graphic yet appropriately earthy.


Emily Bihl is a freelance writer and sometimes-songwriter who can invariably be found rearranging furniture in a domicile somewhere along the Mississippi River. She lives with her black labrador Selkie and a small army of homemade ceramics, and has not willingly closed a browser tab since 2011.

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