Photo credit: November Sun by Dan Huxley
As I mentioned in the last Colour Collaborative post, I see November as very much an orange month and the theme of 'leaf' certainly fits in with that. The picture above is very 'November' to me, rusty coloured leaves and low yellow sun in the sky.
Then look at the beautiful, rich colours in the picture below, wonderful, vibrant orange but with golden yellow, bright and ruby reds too. I love all the different shades these leaves make.
Photo Credit: Leaf Leaves by Jon Sullivan
But I wanted to move away from my original orangey thoughts, as I talked about those last time in the Colour Collaborative post for October: Halloween. This leaf picture above gives a totally different palette. I love the warm honey yellow and sticky browns against that dark, musty old green. What a fabulous contrast. I like that it has those dark shades in there, very appropriate for November where the plants are starting to blacken and die back.
But then, as things get darker and colder outside, we search for ways to lighten and warm the inside. This picture below seems like almost the next step on from the one above. A more extreme man-made version. This is a leaf on leaf effect, gold leaf onto nature's leaves. What a bold contrast that makes. Warm, glowing gold and deep velvet black. Wow!
Photo Credit: Gold der Mazedonier by tilo 2005
Photo Credit: Johannes Jansson
Then to end with one final contrast, I'm going from black to white.
There is something about November evenings, I've found these past couple of weeks, that make me want to turn the leaves of a book. Snuggled in bed, cozy and absorbed in the story, it's a simple and comforting pleasure. A tenuous link I suppose? I hope you'll let me get away with it though because I really wanted to show you how many colours of off-white these white pages make. I'm normally a bit of a colour obsessed sort, as you know, but I find this mixture of almost whites most appealing.
Don't forget to check out the other great 'Colour Collaborative' blogs
for more of today's posts...
Annie at Annie Cholewa
Gillian at Tales From a Happy House
Jennifer at Thistlebear
Claire at Above the River
our ideas will encourage us, and perhaps you, to think about colour in new ways.