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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Midnight Blue and Gold Fall Decor

Monday, October 19, 2020

Instead of relying on tradition for colors with which to decorate, branch out from the usual fall color palette, and select colors that coordinate with your home's everyday colors. Not only does all of the decor harmonize, a fresh color palette of midnight blue and gold creates an upscale decor for fall and Halloween. 

Midnight blue instead of black and gold instead of orange are perfect substitutions for traditional fall colors. Subtle touches with pumpkins, chrysanthemums, birds, feathers, and Halloween message signs add items distinctive for the season. There is no mistaking fall and Halloween are in the air, just not in the expected colors. 




Midnight blue bird with gold crown coordinates with blues found in home and garden shed
Instead of black crows, how about midnight blue birds with gold crowns and white feathers stamped with gold French script? Just a slight shift on the color wheel from black, midnight blue works to give the dark tones of Halloween, but coordinates with blues found in my home and garden shed. 



M i d n i g h t   B l u e   &   G o l d  

F a l l   D e c o r 



Midnight blue dishes with gold rims coordinate with open shelves supported by gold brackets
Midnight blue dishes with gold rims coordinate with the new white shelves supported by gold brackets and coordinate with the blue lower cabinets in the garden shed. 




Midnight blue dishes with gold rims for fall decor go with beautiful everyday blues in the garden shed
No new blue dishes or accent pieces, just beautiful blues I live with everyday in my home and a few items for sale in my small Christmas event each December in the garden shed. 




White pumpkins and chrysanthemums celebrate fall on open shelves with gold brackets
There are a couple of new white pumpkins and a white chrysanthemum plant to celebrate fall.  




A beautiful blue glass ice bucket holds a live white orchid for a stunning centerpiece


Things That Go Bump In The Night 

Every decorating arrangement deserves an eye-catching centerpiece. A repurposed dark blue glass ice bucket holds a live white orchid plant. Take away the Halloween sign, and the arrangement works any day of the year. 




Renaissance blue china, white pumpkins, white chrysanthemums are a fresh take on Halloween colors
Renaissance Blue china from Fitz and Floyd looks like fall and Halloween with a white pumpkin, a midnight blue bird, and white chrysanthemums. Yet, the dishes are versatile enough to look like Christmas when paired with angel salad plates on the Christmas Angel Table a few years ago. 




Midnight Blue spray paint updated an all gold bird to a Halloween accent on open shelves
A little Midnight Blue spray paint changed a solid gold bird into a dark Halloween bird that echoes the blue and gold colors of the china. 



Touches of gold on blue china reflect the traditional yellow colors for fall decor
Touches of gold reflect the traditional yellow colors of fall. The gold bird is how the midnight blue bird looked before being painted. 




French Country style for fall decor includes a French wire basket, short flower pot with French medallion, and antique French script ledger
More dark blue on the opposite end of the open shelves includes dark blue feathers from a Paris ribbon and sundries shop. 

Freshly-cut rosemary stems stand in a dark blue Christmas votive holder with a fleur de lis design. More French Country style are the French wire basket with towels, short white flower pot with the French medallion design, and the antique French script ledger behind the white scroll enamel flatware. 




French style medallion decorated flower pot and white scroll flatware are favorite French Country decor
The flower pot and white scroll flatware are two favorites used all during the year for every season. 




White pumpkin with twisted stem and gold lettered Halloween message boards add fall decor on open shelves
Another white pumpkin with a twisted stem and a stack of Halloween wood message boards are the last items added for fall and Halloween on the open shelves area. 




Perfect Halloween message board for a drink area on a counter
 

Eat, Drink, & Be Scary 

The perfect Halloween message for a drink area on a counter, don't you think? 




Midnight blue instead of black creates upscale fall and Halloween decor
Midnight blue instead of black makes a great Halloween arrangement for fall on the open shelves in the garden shed. 



Happy Fall to You in Your Favorite Color 


Stay safe, and add a little fun to your fall. 


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S o u r c e s

Renaissance Blue China - Fitz and Floyd, discontinued 

Blue Glass Ice Bucket - Home Goods, last year 

Blue Votive Holder - Pottery Barn, last year 

Midnight Blue Bird- Bird several years old, Midnight Blue Spray Paint - Rust-o-leum

White Feathers with French Script - several years old 




Following items available from Botanic Bleu during the French Country Christmas Event in December. 

White Halloween Wood Message Signs with Gold Script; also Black Halloween Wood Message Signs available 
French Country White Scroll Flatware 
Large Round Wood White Medallion on wall 
Dark Blue Feathers 
Double-Handled Tall Crock 
French Wire Basket 

See Botanic Bleu Market under the header photo of the blog for information about the 2020 French Country Christmas Event. 
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6 comments:

  1. I like this color scheme together! Deep blue is a favorite of mine and looks so elegant with gold. Those birds are darling!

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  2. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Your decor is so lovely! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
    CONGRATS for being one of our Featured Guests this week! :-)

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  4. This is a very different color combination for fall decor, and I like it! Pretty!

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  5. Beautiful... Love the sweet painted bird! Happy fall and happy All Hallow's Eve tomorrow. My mother-in-law loves midnight blue. My sister-in-law Jodi bought my MIL a set of deep blue dishes and it's fun to go home and drink tea each morning out of the blue mugs! Blue is growing on me again...

    Happy fall to you, Judith,
    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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