For many of us, the need to make tweaks to our decor kicks in with the changing of the seasons. Autumn is here, and we’re prepared! We’ve made trips to the basement, and we’ve come back armed with candles and wreaths. But wait. The house isn’t the only thing in need of a refresh. Your yard is probably looking a little dull now that the summer flowers have faded.
Have you been wondering how you can jazz up your yard for the cooler months but don’t know where to start? If so, we have a fun topic for you today. We’re going to explore 5 beautiful landscape color palettes that are sure to inspire you. After that, we’ll share some practical tips on how to achieve your fall landscaping dreams.
Palette #1: Classic fall hues
This garden shed is a combination of colors that are not only perfect for fall but work all year round, tying in with the surrounding evergreens. Notice how simple this garden looks, even though there are many different textures and a variety of flowers and shrubs. That’s because this homeowner focused on three main colors: yellow, green, and orange. Lighter and darker shades of those colors were used to create a cohesive design.
Also, notice the use of rock and the multiple pumpkins that were incorporated to create texture and interest.
Palette #2: Fresh and minimal
If dark, dramatic fall colors aren’t your cup of tea, here’s a color palette that’s sure to get you excited. We love how this generic patio furniture can be decorated to fit any season. The light shades of red, cream, and brown lend a feeling of freshness and a lighter mood. And with the other colors toned down, the orange of the pumpkins really pops.
Palette #3: Farmhouse
This color palette reminds us of modern farmhouse designs. The gray and brown are complemented, not overwhelmed, by the colors and textures. This is a paler color palette than the first two we looked at. Most of the pumpkins are peach-colored, rather than bright orange, with a few non-traditional ones thrown in. Heirloom pumpkins are always a great idea if you’re going for something a bit more subtle.
Notice how the rich wood-tones and grays tie it all together. Color is an important factor in any landscape design. You wouldn’t want it to be drab, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming to make a statement.
Palette #4: Black and white
A black and white color palette for fall? This beautiful house is proving us all wrong by proving that white landscaping actually does work for fall. Not only that, but it’s totally one-of-a-kind. By using colors not traditionally associated with fall, you’ll be creating something that will stand out and create instant curb appeal.
Palette #5: Copper and gray
Mixing copper-colored fake pumpkins into your display is another way to incorporate the unexpected into your design. The gray in this palette makes the copper pop and mixes well with the blue and white late-summer flowers.
Hacks to transition from summer to fall
Be intentional with your landscaping. Don’t go overboard, and don’t make major changes that can’t be easily undone for winter and next spring’s planting season. And if you want to avoid spending too much time transitioning your landscape from summer to fall, here are some tips.
Pumpkins are a classic fall decor item. Now is the time to embrace them like never before. Think about it: buying pumpkins is cheaper than investing in flowers, planters, and pots. (And don’t forget you can keep pumpkin expenses down by picking them yourself). For temporary decor, there’s nothing better than a few dozen pumpkins to fill in the empty landscape spaces that your summer flowers left behind.
It’s popular right now to line a driveway or steps with pumpkins. Place piles of pumpkins and gourds randomly in your yard. It doesn’t need to be elaborate or expensive!
Create DIY planters
If you aren’t feeling up to planting a whole new slew of mums, goldenrod, and ornamental plants for fall, opt for planters. Planters and pots can be expensive, so use baskets or DIY planters made from cast-off wood or other materials.
Is your yard ready for fall?
We hope this has inspired you to get creative this fall. The most important thing is to have fun, enjoy the cool weather, and make great memories with your family. Happy landscaping!
Want more color inspiration for Fall? Check out our 7 unique colors to use in your fall decor.