Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Autumn's Color Palette



I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than sit crowded on a velvet cushion. ~~~ Henry David Thoreau


This is the first in the series of color palettes that I'll be sharing over the next few weeks. It is taken from the book The Perfect Palette by Bonnie Rosser Keims. The book was among my finds on Monday's thrift store spree. The author has done such a neat job in the presentation of each palette by adding quotes, art work, and decorating tips on each page. A lovely read. In this selection "Autumn Day," the author suggests the orange, yellow, and green be accented with red and violet. Room trims might include white or light or dark natural woods.

Some seem to have a knack for choosing just the right colors to make the right statement in decorating. More times than not I need help in making the colors "pop!" So, including violet in the Autumn scheme adds that touch of magic!

4 comments:

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Looks like a fabulous find on your thrift store Monday! Love the pumpkin picture and look forward to more of your color palettes! (Don't you just love finding great books to share!) Have a great day! Coralie

barbarasaintjacques said...

What a great find, and thank you for sharing. I love color, and that violet makes all the difference!

Tess said...

I'm going to enjoy these color posts. Love the poumpkin farm you created.

Shabby Cottage Shoppe said...

Love the fall color palette. The violet does make it pop. I look forward to more.
Gail