Hello there lovely Buttoneers! Look at what I have for you today! Button Colour Adventure – Part 4 – Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn…Can you believe that it has been over a year since my last Button Colour Adventure? Blimey! I know that time flies and all but I really didn’t think it had been that long!
Even though we are only on Part 4 of this adventure, I really love them. I love hunting down different colour palettes that I have discovered out in the ‘wild’ and bringing them back to share with you. If you have followed this little corner of the blogosphere for a while now you may have noticed that I am a huge colour lover and try to capture beautiful colour combinations and contrasts whenever I can in my art or crafts or even in my home or my Instagram feed!
I find colour super inspiring and this adventure did not disappoint.
I was out and about, partaking in a little retail therapy a week or so ago and found that I was captivated by some of the colours that were popping out at me as I strolled around the city of Worcester, here in the UK. I noticed that there was a real blend of the remnants of summer shades and the warmer autumnal tones were starting to creep in.
It is no secret that I love, love, love autumn, so I was super happy to start spying those warm auburns and rich browns alongside the pops of sunny yellows and seaside blues!
What a great mix!
So, as I was wandering around (and getting a hair braid! – See my Around Here…August 2016 post) I just had to whip out the camera every so often and document some of my favourites. Which was when I remembered my long lost favourite posts, the Button Colour Adventures! Hooray! So without further ado, here’s to saying goodbye to our beloved summer but a big, warm hello to autumn…
I’m definitely starting off with the bright, bold colours of summer – I mean how can you not imagine yourself riding that brilliant bright yellow bicycle through the lavender fields in Provence!?
I imagine the wind in my hair and the soft floral scent of calm every time I pass the L’Occitane shop *Swoon*
They are definitely full-on happy colours with a dash of soothing lavender for good measure and to keep the balance.
I have also decided that I don’t need to be all adulty and have matching towels in my bathroom or en-suite – Future me will have rainbow towels in these vibrant summer colours and feel happy every time I see them!
I actually believe that this beautiful shop display in Cornucopia, Worcester should be my kitchen dresser. I am pretty sure those floral mugs and delicately painted flowers were made specifically with me in mind – no? I am not sure there is any colour in this photograph that I don’t like. I love the bluey-grey of that little clock on the wall and the pretty mix of pinks and purples in different shades that flit amongst the pastels and crisp whites to really pop with colour – heavenly right?
I am a bit obsessed with teal shades at the moment too so that little sneak of teal in the colour palette really makes my heart swoon with inspiration and possibilities for crafty projects!
To be honest the whole shop was swoon-worthy. I couldn’t take my eyes of the dusky pastel blues and greys of this display, again with a splash of pretty pink – you can never go wrong with a splash of pink! The mint green and sea foam coloured accents were a really lovely touch bringing the other colours together nicely.
Can I just live in this shop? It would just all feel so calm and elegant surrounded by those soft, colours…
Crisp whites and inky blues are a real favourite of mine – I am pretty certain that a wall somewhere in a future house will include a bright white tile with a vivid blue pattern. The two colours complement each other so well; the white made brighter by the brilliant blue shades and the blue forced to catch your eye and stand proud against the sparkling white – a clean, sharp match made for each other.
I especially love the small amount of rosy red thrown into the mix in this colour palette adding a real punch of colour!
Now if these blue stripes and chevrons and those bright pops of hot pink and sunshine yellow don’t make you think of the summer time at the beach then I don’t know what will!
I seriously love how they are the smallest amounts of colour can stand out the brightest teamed with the softest of neutrals.
I definitely feel inspired by the pink and blue hues against the crisp white – I think every block colour looks great alone next to a crisp white – but especially inspired by that gorgeous grey with the little yellow pom pom trim. Grey and yellow are another match made in heaven, similarly with grey and pink (notice a lot of those Eliston Button colours around here!? ;))
Getting into cooler colours now with a palette of shades of grey. As much as I love bold, bright colours and pretty pastel shades, I have a huge place in my heart for shades of elegant grey. These shades complement each other beautifully and all of them together really allows them to hold their own and stand out just as much as the louder coloured palettes.
I love a cool, crisp grey with a bright pop of colour or a warmer, dusky grey with a pastel shade…
This next colour palette really creeps into more autumnal tones for me. The bright, vibrant pinks and purples made richer and warmer for the feeling of cosiness in colder weather. I love these plum coloured purple shades and golden tones mixed with deeper shades of teal.
They look fantastic teamed together with those great splashes of pink or lime green to give a little nod to the past season.
I wouldn’t have thought to put a deep purple next to such a rich golden shade but I think they complement each other beautifully. I am absolutely in love with that really dark teal that contrasts so well against the bright, hot pink – How fun are they together!? I definitely think that against the neutral cream of the background, that pattern is a winner – I think this one is one of my favourites!
This next one has such a sumptuous, feminine fell to the colours together in the palette.
The beigey-yellow, slightly dirty in tone oozes the warmth of more golden tones against the chalky salmon shades and rich raspberry pinks…
My favourite part of this palette is how the damson purple at the end really force the other colours to appear richer and warmer and more autumn than the earlier summer tones. How I didn’t buy the pretty herringbone patterned throw and the punchy pink Aztec patterned one is beyond me!
Last but not least, and especially full of traditional autumn coloured goodness, is the pumpkin spiced latte of fabric.
This palette oozes autumn from its very core and smashes it right out of the conker and pine cone filled park!
The deep reds, then red-orange that seamlessly moves into tangerine and then auburn to mustard and fawn leading to deep leafy greens and shades of sage before ending its foray into sepia shades, deep woody browns and rich muddy cocoa – What a treat! (I think that might be my most favourite sentence I have ever written!)
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn!
So there you go. Don’t get me wrong I love the sunshine filled days and the cloudless skies as much as the next person but boy am I looking forward to the autumn this year. It has been such a muggy and close summer that I am longing for cold, crisp air and still having the sunshine warm the end of my nose. I long for cosy nights in front of the telly wrapped up in a big blanket or reading a book in chunky socks and a massive duvet cocoon!
Hot tea and hot chocolate, doing more cooking and baking, dark nights but bright, twinkling lights, bonfires and the smell of wood smoke lingering in the night air – Hello autumn…
I fall more and more in love with colours with each palette that grabs my craft little heart. These colours and colour palettes are sure to creep their way into my future doses of handmade goodness – I will certainly be able to draw inspiration from them.
Colour adds life and personality and feelings to things – even the neutral and monochrome ones! Colour excites me and makes my heart swoon, it fills my imagination with ideas and sparks of creativity and possibly. Colour inspires me and makes me feel passionate about talking about them! How do you feel about colour?
Are you looking forward to autumn? What is your favourite autumnal pastime? Do you have a favourite colour palette? Which is your favourite in this blog post? Maybe you can imagine a craft make or piece of handmade goodness wrapped in one of these palettes? I would love to hear all about it!
Until next time, meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!