Color of the Month: Saffron Strands

A vertical crop of a hallway hall painted in a saturated gold color called Saffron Strands.

As November weather cools and its days shorten, we tend to spend more of our relaxation time indoors, enjoying some rest before the full holiday season. It is a time to unwind with a favorite latte as we catch up over the phone with friends. Behr paint color Saffron Strands PPU6-02 reminds us of the warmth of a cozy home, with a hint of the crisp autumn leaves dancing their way across the pavement once they have dropped from the trees. This warm hue conveys comfort and self-care.

The top view of an open paint can, featuring to a yellow color called Saffron Strands.

Saffron Strands is an excellent wall color for the eclectic modern home; it even looks stunning in a living or dining room with charcoal gray or soft black replacing standard white window trim. Denim and indigo hues, whether on the furniture or a few home accent pieces, look even richer against a Saffron Strands backdrop. A patterned area rug in white, pink and blue fits perfectly into the overall look of this space.

A vertical crop of an eclectic living room corner featuring a black fireplace and deep color accent furniture and décor pieces.
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This soft, warm tone also works well in a home with an open floor plan. Paint the wall of one room such as the living area in Saffron Strands. An adjacent area like a living room or hallway can be painted an inviting sky blue. Together, these coupled colors look simply stunning. The color combination works well with any floor color.  For a creative touch, add patterned furnishings in white, yellow, tan and orange tones in the blue space, with dark gray furniture and picture frames in the Saffron Strands area for contrast. A few potted plants spaced throughout the view tie the look together even more, for stunning result.

A room-to-room interior space featuring a light blue color and an accent wall featuring a cheerful gold tone called Saffron Strands. The decorating style is eclectic with a lot of artwork being featured on the gold tone wall.
Right wall-Dayflower MQ3-54   Left wall- Saffron Strands PPU6-02

Saffron Strands on a living room wall creates a warm, inspiring backdrop for furniture, whether it’s vintage, trendy or somewhere in between. A dark wood desk with interesting accent pieces takes on a global vibe when placed against this colorful wall.  A retro-inspired brick red sofa gets a boost when placed against a Saffron Strands wall. Update the look with layers of throw pillows in assorted patterns, colors, and textures.

A simple vignette featuring Saffron Strands on the wall and a traditional desk ceramic and  glass vases and, a dried grape wood branch.
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A simple vignette featuring Saffron Strands and a retro sofa and cozy pillow and blanket.
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Tone on tone oranges and yellows create a mid-century modern statement in a living room. A Saffron Strands wall enhances the effects of light entering the numerous windows opposite it, making the room feel warm and inviting. A freestanding fireplace in a mild yellow, such as Cellini Gold, enhances the light feel of the room while still being soft on the eyes.

A brightly colorful mid-century home interior, this living room area is featuring tone on tone walls, a fireplace wall painted in a light gold color called Cellini Gold. An accent wall featuring color of the month, Saffron Strands.
Side walls: Saffron Strands PPU6-02 Fireplace wall-Cellini Gold HDC-CL-18

Saffron Strands is a great choice for a focal wall in a bedroom. This soothing color lends an artistic touch to the sleeping area, serving as a backdrop for an interesting headboard made of reclaimed wood. Dark gray nightstands lend a modern touch that look great against the orange backdrop.

An industrial modern bedroom and bathroom, the bedroom  is featuring a warm accent wall with paint color, Saffron Strands.
Walls- Smoky White BWC-13 Bedroom accent wall- Saffron Strands PPU6-02

In a baby’s nursery, medium gray walls create the perfect environment for quality sleep. A pop of gold yellow like Saffron Strands serves as a cheery accent color, whether on a throw blanket or fiber-based wall art. Natural wood floors and pale gray upholstery keep the overall look light and calming.

A gray nursery and crib, décor elements include a wall hanging accessory and a yellow blanket.
Wall- Mined Coal PPU18-18

To learn more about Saffron Strands and explore the entire the BEHR® Color Trends 2021 Palette visit or your local The Home Depot store.

Colorfully yours,


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Comments (6)

  • Yolanda says...

    Would saffron strand transition well into the the new year? I’ve not ever used bold colors but really do like this one. Any more deco ideas for it? Considering it for my living room.

    • Deanna Torrez says...

      Hello Yolanda, thank you for visiting our blog!
      Yes this color will transition well into the new year. It is a perfect color to use an an accent wall in your living room to provide a welcoming, warm and cozy feeling.

      Happy Painting!

      Colorfully yours,

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