While traveling the back roads to Charlton Furniture each day I cannot help but notice the interesting colors of late November, those quieter colors that might feel dull after the riotous burst of oranges, reds and yellows of October. However, November colors make very good calming neutrals to consider using in your room settings as they bring that softer, faded, more grayed tone to the scheme that has become so popular. Colors like the faded barn red and pale mahogany of the maple leaves and softened copper oak leaves that dance on the air currents make wonderful leather color choices. The vanilla cream and hush pink of the tall swaying grasses are beautiful, currant tints for fabric and wall choices. There are a multitude of great tree bark colors that are on display now that the trees are bare; nutty browns to silver-squirrel-tail gray/browns, to lichen gray/green browns that are easy to live with textile colors. Old stone wall grays are more noticeable now too, with their varied tints and shades of gray and silver-sparkle-mica that can be found in many of our upholstery fabrics today. Manufacturers like Lee Ind., Wesley Hall, Harden, C R Laine and Vanguard all carry these beautiful gray-toned textiles.
Take a good look at your late November surroundings to see and appreciate those wonderful softened hues that mother nature gives to us while the earth gets ready to nap. You could think Gustavian tones, another always popular colorway and keep things light through the darker months.