I’m told a simple glance at the clothing in my closet will reveal the colors I’ll like living with in the rooms of my home, but somehow there are contradictions for this white-loving blogger of the red wellies and red plaid Madewell tunics. I like wearing red in fall and winter yet can’t seem to live peacefully with the color in my home decor. I have tried. I love seeing it in homes on the web (exhibit A: the Italian farmhouse above which belongs to photographer Oberto Gili!)
For longtime readers of Hello Lovely, you may remember my studio with its swing in our prior home welcomed some red for a season:
It’s curious. The color red mostly gets on my nerves during the holidays yet deliciously fills up my senses in autumn. Do you love it? Enjoy fall inspiration in the form of 9 Inspiring Shades of Red for Fall…beginning with:
Juicy-ripe red of strawberries upon my chocolate cake (above…recipe is coming on Monday!).
This rich russet red vertical siding on a barn at the apple orchard near my Northern Illinois home inspires me every fall with its nostalgia and timelessness.
The gold and rosy red Early Beauty apples to my eyes are studies in gorgeous abstract art from nature.
Is there anything that speaks fall quite like a tree with flaming crimson turning leaves putting on a show before they let go?
Vibrant and glossy red Wellies near the front door are so fun for the rain or mud.
The pinky-reds of climbing vines in Paris took my breath away, and Pavillon de la Reine is blissfully blessed with red.
I wish I could say the electric red beauties above are blooming in my garden…sigh, I am just learning the art now in midlife.
A sweet tomato red on a wee car outside of the Merci store in Paris brought smiles to every entering customer and inspires thoughts of an autumnal road trip!
Even a bold red painted wall inspires warm thoughts of fall, when the air turns crisper, and it just feels right to add warm decor to our interior spaces.
Do you wear or decorate much with red?
Peace to you right where you are.