Fall Color Palette: Cheetah and Neutrals

Color palette for room with cheetah print

Cheetah is and always has been one of our favorite prints! In fact, one of our most popular fabrics for over 10 years has been a cheetah print! So imagine our delight as we’ve seen cheetah and leopard prints get the attention they deserve trending on the runways and in interior design!

In the space above, we designed the room around our Safari Brown print. We paired it with other classic neutrals like burlap, which was used on the drapes, a chic herringbone print, and finally a persimmon velvet for a touch of color. In addition to sandy beiges, we used lots of black accents throughout the space, like our Brooklyn Floor Lamp, our Chateau Betton Clock, and our Jill Mirror.

We love how glamorous this space feels, not to mention how easy it is to transition from season to season by swapping out pillows. How cute would this space look with some bright teal or magenta pillows for warmer months?

Find more color palette ideas, or browse our Pinterest boards for more inspiration!


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  1. moe December 28, 2015 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    I have a leopardprint couch in a small apartment o need ideas for decor to go with it

    • Caroline @ How to Decorate January 4, 2016 at 11:02 am - Reply

      Since your apartment is small, we would suggest bringing lots of neutrals in so your leopard print couch will shine. Use grays, whites, and tans in lots of different textures to keep the design interesting. Maybe you do some great velvet drapes, a natural fiber rug, mirrors, and pillows in a mixture of linens, burlaps, velvet, and perhaps a stripe.
      Best of luck!

  2. Hunter November 30, 2014 at 12:52 am - Reply

    Can you provide the name of the white for the trim in this room? Thank you.

    • Caroline @ How to Decorate December 1, 2014 at 1:10 pm - Reply

      Hi Hunter,
      We use Benjamin Moore’s Simply White #OC-117 as our trim color.
      Hope that helps,
      The How to Decorate Team

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