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Monday, August 14, 2017

Colors of Fall

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This morning as I was sitting on the back porch enjoying my morning coffee and listening to the cicadas sing I realized that Fall is just around the corner.  I know, I know it's only mid-August and the temp and humidity are still hotter than a firecracker but the evenings are becoming very enjoyable with cool sea breezes. But, the sun is setting much earlier and in 10 days Miss A starts back to school.  So with those thoughts, I started thinking about how I was going to decorate for Fall this year thinking about the

                COLORS OF FALL

Vintage, Paint and more... centerpiece done with sunflowers in milk bottles in a copper basket with pinecones for fall

  I love Fall.  It's my favorite season of all with its wonderful textures and rich, earthy colors.  If I had my way I would use them year round. I love the vibrant oranges, mazes, and rusts and the textures of sweaters, corduroy, fleece, and wool. And who can resist a beautiful plaid or a wonderful paisley print for fall? They just make a room so cozy when the chill of fall evenings start.

Vintage, Paint and more... using texture and a fall palette of color to decorate for fal

Usually, I go for the traditional colors of Fall.  You know the oranges, yellows, and golds, with bits of rust and brown thrown in.  This combination is just so warm, inviting, and cheerful.  But, then sometimes I throw in a couple of colors not found in the traditional pallet of Fall...

Vintage, Paint and page columns, hydrangeas and pumpkins used in fall decor
(Find out how to make these book page columns here)
One of those being my favorite color - blue.  I use blue as an accent color in every room of our house year round.   So, blending it in with the colors of fall is a given for me.  I love to see how the yellows and oranges play off the shades of blue - so vibrant and pretty.

Vintage, Paint and more... blue ceramic pumpkins with burlap flowers and wood box for a fall vignette

I also like to mix in pretty metallics from time to time - love how the bronze, gold, and copper of the jars enhance the yellow of the sunflowers. 

Vintage, Paint and more... metallic painted jars with sunflowers used on a fall mantel

Vintage, Paint and more.. metallic frame used with blue pumpkin for a fall mantel
(See more of this mantel here)

Sometimes I like to add just a bit of whimsy in my decor - like this little black and white vignette.  If you look closely you'll notice there's also a gold metallic pumpkin here and bits of orange and yellow in the leaves to add just another dimension to the setting.

Vintage, Paint and more... black and white check bench with black and white fall decor
(Read more about this little setting here)

But most of the time I use the traditional colors of fall.  They bring such happiness and energy to a space. 

Vintage, Paint and more... a fall mantel done with a chalkboard, paper leaf wreath, and colors of fall
                                   (See how to make Paper Leaf Wreath here)

 This year I think I will be using these traditional colors along with some non-traditional colors mixed in.  I love playing with unexpected colors.  

Vintage, Paint and more... using unexpected colors in fall decor - ceramic white pumpkins with sunflowers and purple larkspur in a burlap jar

Can't wait to get started putting these great colors and textures together.  Is it too early for you to start thinking Fall or have you already begun your decor and projects?  I love hearing from you all so tell me what you've been up to in the comments below.  

Until next time - have a great week and create something you love.

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