Fall Color Series: Spotlight on Acai


As we gear up to say farewell to fall we decided to put the spotlight on a classic darker color: Acai. This color, inspired by the superfood acai berry, is a rich and mysterious shade of purple that makes for a great fall staple.

Acai is bold and dark and works great as a statement color. It compliments lighter shades (think Pantone’s Linden Green andVivacious) and accent shades (Pantone’s Koi). Here are a few suggestions on how to use Acai in your fall lifestyle:

Home Decor: Try reupholstering an old dining room chair (check out this guide) with a deep purple fabric for a fun pop of color. For smaller accents, color block a shelf with Acai colored vases, books and other knick knacks.

Fashion: Acai is easy to pull off, especially as a top or blouse. If you want to switch it up, try a pair of dark purple skinnies with a clean white top and black blazer for a chic but classic look. Acai goes so well with gold so definitely layer on your favorite gold jewelry. We love thiseasy DIY bracelet tutorial that combines both Acai and gold!

Makeup: A dark berry lipstick paired with a neutral blush (we recommend ourPink Chocolate blush!) will help to give you a classic fall look. Worried about wearing a darker lipstick? Check out this guide on how to wear dark lipstick like a pro!


This deep purple is such a fun color to play with, especially as we transition into winter (8 days to go!). As we approach the New Year, keep your eyes peeled for our color report on Pantone's color of the year for 2014!