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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rethink the Colors of Autumn | Family Economics

By Cathe

As autumn begins and the harvest colors start to appear, it’s time to bring out the fall decorations. This year, add a little more life to the classic hues of old and revive your décor with not-so-traditional-but-complementary colors. By simply adding colorful ribbon to your golden sheaves of wheat and leafy wreaths — old tired décor will breathe new life!

Some beautiful accent colors that pair well with burnt oranges, browns, golds and turning leaves are:

• Salmon pink: This beautiful tone of pink adds a delightful punch of color representing the late-fall Pacific coast fishing harvest.

• Eggplant purple: Regal in nature, this rich dark purple creates an heir of royalty for the more formal decorative displays.

• Kiwi green: A playful and fruity color that brings out the last of the leaf colors yet to turn to gold.

• Cornflower blue: This pleasant tone of blue weaves the calming feel of country comfort into any fall arrangement.

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Here are some other ways to incorporate these colors into your home this fall:

• Add throw blankets and pillows to your furniture
• Painted gourds and pumpkins
• Add table linens and furniture runners
• Updated bathroom towels

Do you have a favorite color that you mix into your fall décor?

3 Comments so far

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On Sunday, September 16, 2012, C Gayle wrote

These are beautiful! so glad to have found your website. Helping me to think of ideas for gifts and arranging at home.

On Thursday, July 21, 2011, Georgee wrote

I , also use red for fall. But a slightly darker, richer red than summer.

On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, tina of forrestina vintage wrote

Red--but I use red in all seasons. For fall I have a cranberry wreath on our door and red cutains in the dining space.


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