Alright!! It’s getting closer! The air is crisper, nights are darker and there is a little something spooky in the air. This year, I am going to do a little tribute to a great holiday. Where you can dress as your true self or your polar opposite. Join me as I do a compilation of Halloween decor ideas that are easy, fun, affordable and will make your house the one they run from!! 😉
First up, I will start with something simple that makes a big impact in your decorating. It is pretty general but it will be one of the first things you will want to think about when it comes to creating a coherent, consistent look throughout your space. And that is ….. Color!!!!!
What artist wouldn’t think of that first? Halloween can have many different color schemes beside orange and black. (So over done) instead, let’s try something new, bold or unusual!!! Here are my favorite Halloween color schemes for 2015:
Black and ivory with a hint of rustic wood. I am planning on doing this myself this year. I want to create my mantel to be modern and haunting. Black is classic and modern, while ivory gives an olden “sepia” haunting feeling. The addition of natural wood or other haunting elements will give this color scheme a truly monochrome, memorable look for your room. Here are some examples:
Up next, the traditional Halloween purple, with an earthy twist. Instead of the overdone orange and purple, how about purple, black and small hidden hints of lime green? Purple is mysterious and would be great in lights or fog. The black added to this brings about a heavy feeling. If you want to add some pizazz, adding some green slime, flowers or beakers will attract attention and break the somber feel. Here are some examples:
Finally, I am going to finish up with a combo fall/ Halloween color scheme that will easily flip from one to the next. This is neat because you can use these harvest colors, cover them with spider webs and spooky accents and then remove the ghoulish for a pretty Thanksgiving look. Although many earthy color schemes will work for this plan, I’m going to go a bit bolder and brighter with maroon, orange, lime green and maybe even a hint of dark blue! This may seem like a lot of color, so pick a few to dominate your theme and then dial the rest back to use as highlights. Here are some pictures:
So there you have it! Although there are millions more, here are three great Halloween color schemes that will help your space pop this fall!
What colors will you be displaying? I would love to see your pictures and hear your comments!!!
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