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5 Gothic Influences For The Halloween Lover

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As Halloween approaches, we explore the colors that make Gothic what it is. 

red door halloween
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The turning of the leaves and the chill of winter weather rings in the spooky season, and all the fun and colors that come with it! Halloween is the time where we all get to put on some new color and try out a new look. Gothic influence is popular right now, and since it is almost Halloween, we thought we would take some time to explore the colors that make Gothic what it is. 

When we hear the word “Gothic,” we think: old world, pointy architecture, and moody colors! Gothic influence dreams up aubergine tones, merlot-like deep-dark reds, forest greens, mustard-like gold and yellow, and off-whites paired against black. Colors that evoke a spirit of the Halloween season; we thought this would be a great time to put a list of our favorites together. Here are 5 Gothic Influences for the Halloween Lover!

Brinjal No. 222 farrow and ball

1. Brinjal No. 222 by Farrow & Ball

Nothing says “Gothic” better than our color of the month Brinjal No. 222! This moody aubergine tone combines regal purples and blood-red accents for a truly stunning aubergine tone. Pair it against off-white and bring depth and warmth to your home.

Velvety Merlog PMS-43 Behr

2. Velvety Merlot PMD-43 by Behr

Velvety Merlot PMD-43 by Behr – The perfect color to add drama and romance to your gothic vision! Paired against black furniture, a color like this can add flair and emotion to your home. Merlot tones also pair well, with chamois and aubergine.

Trellis Vine M440-6 by Behr

3. Trellis Vine M440-6 by Behr

Trellis Vine M440-6 by Behr is a muted forest green tone with hints of teal. Reminiscent of an overcast seaside, vines climbing an ancient building, and days spent wrapped in a warm jacket. This color pairs well with off-white, faded blues, and reds.

Dove Tale No 267 Farrow & Ball

4. Dove Tale No. 267 by Farrow & Ball

Dove Tale No. 267 by Farrow & Ball is reminiscent of the painting “American Gothic,” a faded white paired against a stark black background is timeless. It speaks to the very center of Gothic influence, and you can’t go wrong with this combination!

Chamois SW 6131 Sherwin Williams

5. Chamois SW 6131 by Sherwin Williams

This faded mustard-Esque tone reminds us of the old world. Like gold embroidery worn down by the test of time or the accents on a crystal chandelier! Pair Chamois against off-white and brown tones for a stunning combination. Chamois SW 6131 by Sherwin Williams.

gothic cathedral
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The moody hues inherent in Gothic influence could be exactly the thing your house or project is missing. When you see these colors, you are immediately struck by their depth and abundance of character. Like the classic painting “American Gothic,” the colors have stood the test of time, and they speak of something classic. Take a chance on something new, and check out these Gothic tones for yourself.

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Are you interested in testing out some Gothic-influenced colors this Halloween season? If so, contact Basurto Painting, and we can schedule an appointment to walk you through our collection. We offer thorough color testing before painting, making sure that you are completely satisfied and love the colors you choose. Our attention to detail and dedication to elevated standards will ensure that you and your family get the home you always dreamed of.