Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Rethink the Colors of Autumn | Family Economics
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.
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?