I love the golden hue November takes on as the days grow shorter and colder, and the trees gradually coat the ground in a crunchy blanket of Autumnal shades. One of my FAVORITE colors right now is Rust. I love seeing this color in everything from leaves on the ground to kitchen cabinets to stilettos. It has an earthy yet luxurious feel to it which I think is part of the reason I’m crushing on it so hard right now. I’m all about earth tones and depth of color, something that rust is definitely not lacking in. According to Color Psychology (the “Colour Affects” system) rust-color “characteristics are warm and friendly, traditional, solid, substantial, reliable, earthy, [and] environmentally aware. They can also express iconoclasm
and a certain flamboyance.” It seems almost counterintuitive that a color could be both “earthy” and “flamboyant” at the same time, but the following examples prove that, ironically, this is in fact the case. Here are some delicious rust-colored inspirations to feast your eyes on…
See (Anna) Jane
French By Design
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I love that my son’s birthday falls right before Halloween, especially this year since we got double the use out of his costume. He has been obsessed with Power Rangers since the moment he laid eyes on those karate chopping, roundhouse kicking, over-acting, Mighty Morphin ninjas, so there was really only one option for his birthday party theme this year.
I took a sort of pop art approach to the theme, incorporating some fun comic book style “pow”s, “zap”s, and “booms”, etc. They were super easy to print and cut out. I used card stock, but I’m sure regular printer paper would have worked just fine. I then taped them to toothpicks to be used as cake toppers and table accessories. I also, to prove what a massive dork I am, made Energem necklaces as party favors with a magnetic attachment so the energems could be stolen from the evil Snide (or whatever monster villain that might be trying to take their power) and then easily reattached. They didn’t look exactly like the Energems on the show, but my kids were happy with them, and that was good enough for me. I also printed out some masks I found online, and a pop art Power Ranger print which I framed with black construction paper for wall decor. And I included some bunting and spiral balloons on the ceiling (not pictured), which I think added a cohesive feel to the overall decor. Hopefully my son’s 5th birthday was one that he will remember with fondness for the rest of his life…that is the point of all of this, right?
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