Colors Of Autumn

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While there are some activities that you can do all year round – nature-watching and strolling can be great during summer, or during spring where everything comes lives, or during winter evenings where everything seems magical, or during autumn with the richness of its colors. Weddings are great year round as well and even for autumn, fall colors serve as great inspiration when used in wedding invitations or fall wedding favors. Different seasons create different inspirations for different people. In general, the most alluring part of autumn is the color. While summer has interesting weather, winter inspires magic, and spring is interesting because of the new blooms, autumn stands out because of its colors.

Autumn brings rich colors everywhere, in the leaves, and even in the air. While winter brings about white colors everywhere because of snow, autumn produces rich colors because of natural occurrences as well. These rich colors are attributed to how the pigments in the leaves reacts that causes their color, but ultimately, they help in some other ways as well.

The pigments called chlorophyll, carotenoids and anthocyanins run their natural course all throughout the year except during autumn. During this season, they react and undergo processes that make them contribute to autumn colors. Chlorophyll, responsible for the food production of the plants is what causes leaves to be green colored. However, it does not function as well during autumn. Thus, the protein it supplies throughout the leaves is disrupted.

When this happens, the veins of the leaves are clogged and the leaves fall off the tree. The fallen leaves serve as food for other organisms and when they decay they become nutrients for the plants around them. In essence, they help contribute to the circle of life for the plants.

The burnt orange, rich brown, yellow and gold colors of autumn are very prominent in different aesthetic designs such as in home décor and stationery. The calmness of the ambience and the rich colors are in contrast with one another, making the environment as interesting as it can be. Next autumn, get to appreciate the colors even more and be inspired by the richness of the surrounding as it is one of nature’s ways of showing its beauty and majesty. While autumn can be enjoyed indoors, it is best to get out and experience the colors that no other season can give.

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