“An Apple A Day…

…makes for great pie!”

Today, September 22,  is officially the first day of autumn. In New England, that means saying goodbye to summer style with aquas and blues and cool ocean hues. And saying hello to autumn – warm and cozy colors, fallen leaves crunching underfoot

pumpkins in patches…

and apples to pick!

While flipping thought this month’s issue of Country Living Magazine (which, by the way, is dark and moody halloween-y genius-check out these candy apples…)

I spotted this pullout ad from Glidden Paints.

Now, I normally go through a mag and immediately pull out and toss all the card ads, but this one caught my eye. Luscious fall colors called Granny Smith Apple, Macintosh and Golden Delicious. Yum. So I hopped onto their website and discovered these great interactive color idea boards. This one is for Red Delicious.

You choose a color, they show you a room inspiration plus they add complementary colors to complete the palettes. Brilliant! Along with the Granny Smith Apples,  I found fall-inspired color schemes like Pumpkin Patch Crisp Autumn Leaves 

and Cinnamon Stick, all of the colors true to their natural counterparts. 

Now in my dream design world, I would change my room’s paint colors with every season. But since my overall success rate with my current DIY projects (see Hall of Shame) is pretty poor, I decided it would be simpler to change a few accessories to add those warm autumn hues to my spaces.  This picture was sitting idly in the basement, waiting for its chance to shine.

Paired with a few pieces pulled from other parts of the house, I was able to create this fall-inspired vignette in my kitchen. Just take a look around your home and see what inspires you! Now if you will excuse me, I have an apple pie to bake. Happy Autumn!  Susan

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