Autumn fills me with a new year energy — a hangover from the school calendar. We fill new planners with new schedules, pull out boots and sweaters, and breathe in the changing chill in the air. For my designs, I seek out fresh color combinations — or at least variations on old favorites. Below is a roundup of colors that inspired recent design projects at my Lynchburg advertising marketing agency.

When I create these color roundups, I use hex codes because I tend to work most in web design. If you’re designing in Canva or Illustrator, you can download my images. Then, just use the color picker tool to grab your favorite tones and add them to your palette.

Autumn Color Ideas

Using #sweaterweather is so 2000-late but, this season’s all about that knit life. We just don’t call them Cosby sweaters anymore.

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I always think of deep purple lavender flowers as a fall tone but, I did google “When does lavender bloom?” to confirm. Yes, it does bloom through August.

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I’m most drawn to vintage, mustard-leaning tones this fall. Think of colors you’d seen on 60s and 70s ceramics.

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Fall is also the time for festivals — and I love colorful banners and bunting. The fluttering energy and tawdry tones enchant me.

autumn color inspo from lynchburg advertising marketing agency

Is there anything more fall aesthetic than a good golden hour?

autumn color inspo from lynchburg advertising marketing agency

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About Danielle Verderame

I am a writer first. I specialize in content-heavy websites, bringing together my 15 years of marketing background with my imaginative aesthetic. Most of the time, I optimize small business websites for search and social media. Through Verderame, LLC. I offer my services to small businesses who need assistance with their websites, content, and search engine optimization.

In 2023, I launched a boutique Lynchburg Marketing agency under Verderame, LLC. And it’s all focused on retail. Our small team specializes in marketing services for makers, eStores, and retailers. We’re ready to maintain, manage, and promote your store on any platform including WordPress, Squarespace, Shopify, Square Online (Weebly), Comment Sold, Pinterest Shops, and Meta (Facebook/Instagram) Shops.

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