Would you wear an orange skirt with a pink shirt?
Probably not. I always feel sad if I have to get rid of the pink impatiens in the planters on my front porch to make way for the robust colors of fall decorations. I mean pumpkins are really orange! Orange mums and rust colors don’t go with the pastels of late blooming summer annuals. So if you want to mix your summer and fall porch decorations together, or if you want to use pumpkins in your home decor and orange just doesn’t not go – think about white and blue pumpkins!
Well they really are grown like that though
I haven’t seen any sold near me.
orange and red don’t go with the
serene feel of a monochromatic
or a pastel decor. Soothing pastel blues,
turquoises and whites and creams really
are available in nature.
But what if you want to try these pumpkins for your own fall decor but can’t find them for sale in your area? My recommendation – paint the orange ones! You can spray paint them off white or pale blue. You can paint the stem or use foil to cover the stem before painting to keep the natural grey of the “handle”. You can paint them by hand with acrylic or oil based paints. (The pumpkin must be totally dry so they should probably be inside overnight).
fall decor for the inside of your home go with
these pale blue or off white beauties.
If necessary paint them the perfect color
to coordinate with your room.
Monogramming is an easy achievement too.
Either hand paint your initial or word with black craft paint
or buy the letters pre made from a peel off vinyl sticker
This fancy design is actually a peel back sticker that can be purchased.