Ahh, autumn hues. This time of year, I'm inspired by all of the colors surrounding the seasonal harvests, warm tones of falling leaves, and the natural shift into deeper, more masculine shades.
While living down South last year, I realized how much I take for granted living in a city surrounded by the shifting colors of the season. Don't get me wrong- being an hour from the ocean and experiencing 75 degree winters weren't anything to complain about... but I missed the feeling of crunchy, burnt leaves on the ground and the smell of brisk, bonfire weather outside.
With ankle boots and spiced coffee in tow (I'll admit- it's way too warm for these things today), I'm happily embracing being home in this Midwestern November. :)
- MY CURRENT FALL COLOR BOARD -
Over the past few weeks, I've been looking for new color inspiration in photos from some of my favorite websites and magazines. I periodically do this to create a color/inspiration/mood board collage- one that I keep saved on my computer desktop and pull colors from when designing. This practice not only keeps my designs fresh, but also keeps me from resorting back to the same old colors that I naturally gravitate towards.
I also love keeping specific color palettes on my computer for seasonally styling my home (like in pillows and festive decorations), when hunting for new beauty products (especially lip and nail colors), and for reference when I'm shopping for special occasion/wardrobe pieces.
With fall slowing down and winter near, I want to share a few of my favorite color tones of the season, including a few I've been designing my own paper products with: