The days are getting shorter (meh). Wisconsinites are getting out their jeans and jackets again while us Floridians are finally turning off the air and opening up windows after six months of intense heat. Yup, Fall happened. Happens every year. The two colors that speak to me at this first break of cool weather this year are curry and plum. Gold and amethyst would be good names as well. I prefer the sound of warm and fragrant curry to distinguish this warmed up yellow from my summer hue choice (summer hues blog post here) and the festive taste of plum is a good definition of the color to welcome us into the cooler seasons. Also, curry happens to be one of my favorite foods. Ever. Panang curry wins the crown of all curries.
I love these two colors together even when it’s not the ending of summer days. Purple being majestic and bold added with curry that is warm, creative, and inviting make for a royal and handsome pair. For your home, the hues together are strong and beautiful. I would only be careful of putting these together in a warm and tropical climate. They could conflict with the bright sun unless enough whiteness, coolness or vividness is brought in with them. For instance, by adding pink and red you balance out the seriousness and bring feelings of far away lands such as India. If you add in a teal or baby blue to the mix you create a much more calming and relaxed environment and the intensity of the energy is cooled down substantially. Imagine these combos in different environments – such as an urban NY city home or a beach property in the Bahamas. Way different, right?
Another reason I like these colors right now is because they are hot colors that would add an awesome punch to the typical Halloween and Thanksgiving hues. Mix these two colors in with your typical orange, yellow, brown, red and black shades and you will outshine your neighbors and impress your visitors with your stylish coolness.
Mixing a lot of gold or brass fixtures and objects in with plum will give a similar result – even more luxurious. Another quick and easy way to add these colors is to go and buy a bunch of flowers and viola! Instant perk.
Stay warm all you Northerners while I can now start to enjoy being outside without sweating a lake the size of Texas.