Naomi here, with a Fall color redu! Now if you're like me, you love all of the signs, scents and colors of Autumn! Orange pumpkins, yellow and brown leaves, and red apples. But, who says that Fall has to be limited to those colors? There are many colors that can lend to a Fall feel, outside the traditional color lines...giving the arm, rich feel of Autumn. I'm a photographer, and love the Boden Catalog. I enjoy the photography, often outdoor photography, and love their bold use of color. It makes me want to buy all of the clothing for a fall photo shoot with my kids! When I got the catalog this year, I was not disappointed. The colors and catalog had a wonderful Autumn feel, but introduced the colors of teal, plum, mustard and grey into the Fall color palette. And it was love at first sight!
The picture that most spoke to me was a girl in a mustard yellow pea coat throwing fabric leaves in the air. The leaves were grey, pink, and plum. The dress on the opposite page was a blue/teal in nature, and voila! My page inspiration started right there!
I also searched Pinterest (of course!) by simply typing "color palettes" in the search box. I didn't type Fall, because I wasn't necessarily looking for a traditional Fall look. I wasn't disappointed! I then came up with the following color palette:
For me, the colors had to at least have one color that REALLY reminded me of Fall to make it all work, and that was the mustard yellow.
Crate Paper hasn't disappointed with the Fall line-up of paper as well! Instead of the traditional Fall color palette, they have introduced some new colors into the new release, Acorn Avenue. The combination of these bold color hues went right along with the theme!
I also used a photo of a girl throwing leaves in the air for my inspiration. I punched patterned paper leaves out of many of Crate's new patterned papers for Fall. I layered them on my layout over strips of paper that were solidly colored, and punched circles out of some of them while also layering patterned paper underneath. For the tag, I used one of the tags that came with the collection, and strips from one of the new patterned papers cut up and sewwed onto the tag. I used the mustard yellow from last year's Fall collection, Farmhouse, for one of the strips. I embossed the "heart fall" stamp ith hite, then sprayed over it with brown Mr.Huey's and also grey and cream papers to help "ground" the bold colors. I hope this inspires you to think outside the box and use some different colors in your Fall layouts!