Cool Color Scheme for Fall

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I hope everyone enjoyed a little laugh last week as I made fun of myself and my complete lack of fall decor inside my home.  It’s good to not take yourself too seriously.

I did mention that even though fall hasn’t shown up inside my home this year,  I have done a little work on the outside to welcome the season.

pretty fall flowers in a cool color scheme

I spent some time planting some fall annuals in my front beds and doorway pots this last week.  I usually grab a few mums and call it a day, but this year I wanted to add a little more color, and specifically wanted to focus on creating a fall color scheme that highlights cool colors.

Front door planters

I prefer cool colors to warm, and so I decided to try out some cooler colors for the fall rather than just the traditional orange, yellow, and red.  My pots are stuffed full with variations of green and purple, including this beautiful flowering kale


and dainty Hawaiian Blue Eyes Evolvus.


In my beds I added pansies in array of purples with a few yellow and reds dotted in,


as well as some beautiful ornamental cabbage.


My tired fall wreath needed a makeover too, so I found some inspiration for a fall wreath that used a cooler color scheme on Repeat Crafter Me.

Fall Wreath with berries and fabric roses

I won’t steal Sarah’s tutorial  on how she made her wreath, so be sure to stop by her site to see her step-by-step instructions and the original wreath that inspired mine.

cool color scheme fall wreath

Using the grapevine wreath I already had, this wreath cost me $9.63 to make.  Not too shabby.

It’s not the traditional fall color scheme, but I think it works!

I found a few other images to show you what this cool-color fall decor scheme might look like inside your home:

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Does that give you some ideas?

So if you’re like me and typically prefer cool to warm colors, don’t be afraid to try out “doing fall” in a different way!  There are many more images online that can inspire you with ways to add fall ambience to your space without making everything bright orange.

I think I am going to carry this whole cool-color idea with me into Christmastime and focus on using blue with red in my booth space . . . hmm, better start looking up some ideas for that.

Stay tuned, I’ve got a furniture makeover in progress and will be ready to show it to you soon. Until then, have a lovely day 🙂



Wednesday 15th of October 2014

Lots of inspiration here. Thanks!

Big Texas Hugs, Susan and Bentley


Thursday 16th of October 2014

Thank you Susan & Bentley :) I especially appreciate the Big Texas Hugs.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day

Monday 13th of October 2014

Melanie, I love what you did with your wreath! It really is so pretty with the purples! And burlap always makes my heart sing.

Thanks for sharing all your 'cool' fall color ideas with us at Project Inspire{d}!

Best wishes for an extraordinary start to your week! ;)

chris aka monkey

Monday 13th of October 2014

i know in your face orange is traditional but your post was a lovely break from it...i enjoyed it xx

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