inspiration: fall colors

Hi everyone, Maartje here from huisje boompje boefjes. I’ve got the honour to kick off this KCW fall season with some color inspiration. For me, fall is the best season, I love going out into the woods, rolling through the fallen leaves with my rascals, hiking across the moors or just walking along the coastline and enjoy some hot cocoa and pancakes afterwards. The colors in nature are just gorgeous and looking at the fashion collections for fall 2014, a lot of those colors reappear. So what can we expect this fall?

Blue & Grey
First up is a color scheme I feel totally at ease with. I love greys and blues and use them in a lot of my projects. Colors you can wear all year round and can be easily combined with a contrasting colour to make the outfit pop. Match them with purple or the classic fall colors this season and you’re on trend.

color blue/grey

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Keeping to the theme of this KCW season, I matched the colour schemes with some book illustrations to get the creativity flowing. 

blue/grey illustrations

1 Bringing down the moon by Jonathan Emmett, illustrations Vanessa Cabban, source
2 Mathilda by Roald Dahl, illustrations Quentin Blake, source
3 De vraag van de olifant (sorry only in Dutch) by Leen van den Berg, illustrations Kaatje Vermeire, source

 

Purples
Next up, the purples. I must admit this is not my favourite color for clothes, but it’s growing on me, and I’m even considering sewing up something purple for my boys. Time to get out of my comfort zone of the blue and grey scale.

purple

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Now take a look at these purple book illustrations. Maybe I should make them Willy Wonka jackets?

purple illustration1 Harold and the purple crayon by Crockett Johnson, source
2 A bit lost by Chris Haughton source
3 Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl, illustrations Quentin Blake, source

 

Classic fall colors
And last, but definitely not least, fall fashion is not complete without the classic fall colors, the yellow, green, cognac and red.

fall colors

There are a lot of book illustrations out there containing these colors. The woods are, after all, the setting for many fairy tales and stories.

fall color illustrations

1 Can’t you sleep little bear by Martin Waddell, illustrations Barbara Firth, source
2 Le petit prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, source
3 Little red riding hood  by Charles Perrault, illustrations Walter Crane, source

For more inspiration, check out the colors pinterest board I made for this KCW.
Can’t wait to see what your KCW color plans are!

This article has 10 comments

  1. Laura

    Great post Maartje. Blue and grey is one of my favourite colour combinations too and of course I have to sew with purple a lot for my eldest son. I even have some purple wool I bought a while ago to make a Willy Wonka inspired coat. I hope I can get to it soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

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