Happy Holiday everyone!
I have been up to my neck in color and I will soon be able to share with you all that has kept me from blogging, including a new series of colors, the launch of our color service, and the redesign of our website. When I am in the middle of this very intense, creative process, I become lost in the corners of my mind, so the last thing I remember was Halloween. Then I looked up and, all of the sudden, it was Thanksgiving. It’s like when you are driving in your car, lost in thought, and you arrive at your destination and think, “I don’t remember driving here.”
I love every season and their color palettes. Fall does hold a very dear place in my heart as it starts with a slow crescendo towards the Christmas summit that culminates in the birth of a new year. It starts in September, a month that always seems like purgatory to me.
September can still have 80 degree days, so you’re reveling in the present (sun, geraniums, blue water, frosty lipstick) yet temperatures start dropping at night and you know what comes next (pumpkins, cider, apples, sunflowers and Uggs). October churns summer’s colors into orange spice and burnt clay.
November is all about anticipation. Thanksgiving is our favorite family holiday, and this year, just when I was about to give thanks for so many things, including fall colors, out of the corner of my eye, I caught Christmas.
Wait! I wasn’t ready to switch from a smoldering, caramelized rainbow to a green and red garland wonderland, but there they were—Christmas colors, blinking their way into retail stores. Christmas lights, with smug-like winks that say, “You better watch out, you better not cry, I’m telling you why” with every beat.
When did it become okay to introduce Christmas before Thanksgiving? Who decided to roll out this plaid kaleidoscope before golden leaves fall and our carved pumpkins rot? Somewhere between Halloween and Thanksgiving, it became alright to shorten fall colors to an upcoming preview to the main feature—Christmas season.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, I am grateful to look outside and see that the leaves are gone and the colors of bare bark and silver skies are ready to be dressed in glamorous holiday color! Yes, December is almost here and it is time for bling to blink and wink. But can we all please stand up and say, not till the fat turkey sings? Next year, let’s revolt in the name of fall color. Give each holiday the “all eyes on you” when it is their time. Happy Holidays!