As a sea of golden fall foliage begins to transform the world, it is our cue that autumn is here. Fresh fall colors surround us this time of year, especially as seasonal blooms like sunflowers, chrysanthemums, perennial sage, calla lilies, and billy balls start to pop up and flourish once again. The color palette found in this season of transformation cannot be ignored. Warm reds, yellows, and oranges paired with cool browns, purples, and greens find their way into home decor, fashion, gardens, and more. To help celebrate these brilliant tones and matching fantastic flowers that you can expect to admire this season, Heartfelt Florist is exploring and sharing their favorite fall icons.
Warm RedsBurgundy, Carmine, Maroon, Ruby, Scarlett & Crimson
A mouthwatering bunch of Red Delicious Apples, cozy red plaid blankets or hand-knitted scarves and hats, a crafty harvest wreath, and crunchy fallen leaves are simply a few of our favorite red things. Although this color can be intense, symbolizing power, ambition, passion, love, and desire, don’t be fooled. Red tones have a beautiful ability to warm us up from the inside out with their classic allure and familiar comfort.
Fall flowers that bloom in shades of red: celosia, dahlia, dianthus, gerbera daisies, mums, rose, snapdragons
Uplifting YellowsButterscotch, Gold, Goldenrod, Yellow Ochre & Saffron
Some see fall as the golden hour of the four seasons, as the landscape evolves from green to gold before the naked trees of winter appear. Autumn’s yellow tones are busting with sunshine, positive energy, optimism, joy, enlightenment, creativity, and happiness, keeping our spirits lifted before the chill of winter sets in. Sweet corn, butternut squash, the bottoms of candy corn, the softest yellow sweaters, a challenging corn maze, and leaves waiting to fall have come to be uplifting autumn icons.
Fall flowers that bloom in yellow hues: billy balls, black-eyed Susans, celosia, Gerbera daisies, golden asters, mums, pansies, rudbeckia, sunflowers
Comforting OrangesAmber, Auburn, Carnelian, Ginger & Flame
Between Halloween jack-o-lanterns and Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, orange has become a defining color for autumn. Everywhere you look this season, your eyes can certainly identify an orange hue, from the fall foliage to the flame of your favorite fall scented candle or a fire that warms your skin as your roast a marshmallow. We love how this vibrant and warm color inspires creativity, fascination, excitement, enthusiasm, determination, and joy.
Fall flowers that bloom in orange tones: bleeding hearts false sunflowers, calla lilies, dahlias, gerbera daisies, mums, roses, rudbeckia, zinnias
Natural BrownsChocolate, Sepia, Tan, Umber, Mahogany & Coffee
Natural brown hues found in your morning coffee or weekend hot cocoa, the nutmeg or cinnamon sprinkled on top of your latte, a harvest cornucopia displayed in your dining room, or the logs on a fire fueling the flames lets us admire this raw, muted hue. Brown offers comfort and ease with its earthy tone helping to ground us. From a chocolatey dark tone, like the fur of a brown bear preparing to hibernate to a caramel light tan, mirroring the liquid of a pumpkin spice latte, ensures that brown is meant to be in every fall color palette.
Fall flowers that bloom in shades of brown: Chocolate cosmos, Echibeckia ‘Summerina Brown’, dahlias, dried coneflower heads, dried lotus pods, dried scabiosa pods, mums, orchids, pansies
Luxurious PurplesPlum, Lavender, Raisin, Amethyst & Mauve
Luxurious, romantic, majestic, mysterious, and powerful purple hues found in the autumnal season are proven to spread a sense of calm and ease our anxiety and stress. From amethyst and plum to mauve and lavender, purple is also the perfect color to complement the warm reds, yellows, and oranges of the season. This rich, deep, jewel-toned hue found in sunsets, eggplants, plums, and mystical Halloween lights and baubles adds vibrancy to the world around it.
Fall flowers in purple tones: asters, calla lily, cornflower, dahlia, heather, mums, ornamental kale, pansies, perennial sage, statice
Harmonious GreensEmerald, Fern, Forest, Olive & Verdant
A symbol of renewal, growth, and nature, green is a wonderful representation of this transitional season as we settle into a new routine, post-summertime fun, and nature evolves into an artistic masterpiece. Leaves holding onto the warmth of summer, budding pumpkins, stems atop of squash, and deliciously sour Granny Smith Apples are a few tell-tale signs that fall is sneaking in, and summer is reluctantly making its exit.
Popular fall greenery to pair with autumn blooms: eucalyptus, dusty miller, leatherleaf fern, myrtle
Awesome Fall Flowers
When it’s time to give fall the warm welcome it so rightly deserves, there is no better way to do so than with a gorgeous arrangement of colorful autumn blooms. Whether you deliver an uplifting fall bouquet to a friend or loved one or are eager to fill your own home with the colors of the season, Heartfelt Florist’s online collection of fall floral designs is the best place to go.