Simple Fall Decor With a Few Neutral Colors
I love colors
I’m talking bright and bold colors!
Vivid fuchsia pink, neon orange, vibrant greens!
I don’t shy away from any of them.
But I usually use them as small pops of color scattered throughout my home to brighten up everything else that is actually pretty neutral.
Most of our furniture is either dark brown or white. Our walls are colors like soft blue for our bedroom and a very light sage green for our living room.
So basically, there’s a special place in my heart for neutral colors as well.
I really like to keep larger pieces or areas in my home in neutral colors that way I can have a little more fun with the smaller pieces that are constantly changing, like the floral arrangements I always share on this blog.
Since the fall season started I’ve been slowly bringing together both new and old items to decorate. I’ve already shared a few centerpieces that I’m keeping in my living area, kitchen, and bedroom but today I wanted to focus on a few other random areas.
Everything is pretty simple and easy to bring together with basic items and many of the colors are neutral with the exception of a few brighter colors like that green bow you will see below.
Ok here we go…
Simple Fall Decor With a Few Neutral Colors
White, Black, Gray, and Bronze
This may be the simplest of the group…
I’m combining a few black and white pumpkins on our TV stand along with some random photo albums and magazines (keeping the pretty gray one on top). Then finish off with a couple of gray and white birds, that are constantly being moved around my home from season to season 🙂
I then added a little bronze pumpkin to go with the brown in that white and black pumpkin.
What are your thoughts on metallics? Can they be considered neutral?
I debated this one a bit even after briefly reading a few random articles online (all agreeing on metallics working as neutrals).
I remember during my teen’s and all through out my 20’s that I would never mix metals. If I was wearing a silver bracelet, I had to wear a silver necklace and silver earrings. If gold was the pick of the day it had to be paired with other gold pieces, no exception (I was very serious about potential fashion boo boo’s those days 🙃)
Now it’s a completely different story. I love mixing metals like gold and silver bracelets or even silver and rose gold pieces seem to work nicely together.
So I guess I have to agree that metallics can work as a neutral. (That was a highly scientific process I just followed for my conclusion)
Bronze and copper work as a shade of brown, silver as a shade of gray, gold I would say works as yellow or beige tones.
Brown, Sage and Silver
Right next to that I placed a bunch of eucalyptus leaves into a silver vase (I would probably keep this out all year long!)
Then, a couple of beer bottles filled with white hydrangeas from the Dollar store and an old pumpkin I’ve had for years.
Then I simply took a couple of throws we always keep on our couch and dropped those into a dark brown container from the Dollar Tree.
On the other side of our TV stand, I placed three vases that I filled with more eucalyptus leaves and then topped off with a few white pumpkins.
Those leaves were actually part of a garland that I ordered from Amazon about a year ago. I’m adding a link to them but in all honesty guys, I wasn’t crazy about them at first and even considered returning them. The leaves up close were not the most attractive and the garland was kind of stiff. I ended up keeping it thinking I may be able to eventually make use of it and surprisingly, it worked out perfectly for this. I cut down a few sections to fit my vases and now, I’m loving them!
Amber and Gold
That green may not be considered a neutral (although it worked great with multiple colors here) but I think the amber brown shades in those leaves can absolutely fall into the category of neutrals.
I can see this color pairing beautifully with different shades of gray, navy blue, sky blue, blush pink, and green as you see below…
Here’s what I did to make this wreath:
I cut the center out of a small paper plate.
Then I took some fall leaves that I used in last year’s fall centerpiece, cut them off of their stem, and glued them onto the paper plate.
I would recommend using a glue gun if you have one for the leaves but I was experimenting with a couple of new glues that I had on hand (Dollar store glue and Aleene’s fabric fusion) just to see how they would work. As you can see below, I had to hold them in place with these clothespins for a few hours while everything dried. It worked out fine but a glue gun would have been much faster.
Then I looped a piece of ribbon around the wreath and made a couple of knots
and secured a bow onto that piece of ribbon with a safety pin
and into our kitchen it goes!
A gold pumpkin lands on my toaster oven along with another orange toned pumpkin, and it’s the perfect compliment to my amber toned wreath!
Now for a few extra’s that may not necessarily be considered neutral colors.
I added these in because I find that they are colors that are always easy to work with any time of the year.
Yellow and blue…yellow and gray….yellow and pink…it’s all beautiful!
A few round yellow flowers (from Walmart) and one white sunflower (ikea) placed off to the side go into a simple vase.
A few peach flowers…
then finish off this area behind my couch with a picture frame that I put together using gold and silver letter stickers (that’s the kid in me coming out 😊), chalkboard labels, and a few flower embellishments from Michaels, and I’m done!
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