What’s Hot for Halloween?

by Larayne Boaz

What better way to decorate for Halloween than with pumpkins? This year we stepped away from the traditional orange, black and purple combinations to take look into what’s trending in holiday color.  What we found was luscious and luxurious- who knew Halloween could be so glamorous?! 

Hot on the design horizon are berry tones. Rich, soft, and organic, these colors bring a bit of light hearted fun and fantasy to the holiday.   Combine with black, bone whites, and dazzling gold accents, and you’ve got truly decadent decor that even the snootiest of spooks will appreciate.

Rule Breaker MQ1-01 and Carnation Festival HDC-AC-26A provide the perfect berry tones to keep your Halloween spooky enough for a haunting display or enchanted dinner setting.

Painting pumpkins is a great alternative to carving them. Less mess, and they will last longer, especially for those of us who live in the hotter areas. I used a few different sizes for interest. I added touches of gold and cream, both nicely complement Rule Breaker MQ1-01 and Carnation Festival HDC-AC-26A.

For the haunting display, on the table use a plain black table cloth and cover with a spider web lace. Add some cobwebs and skulls to give an extra eerie feel. Place larger painted pumpkins on stands or candlesticks. The smaller pumpkins can be placed on table, gathered in one place and arranged as a focal piece.  When you are ready to eat, black & white plates with gold utensils pair well for this setting. Scatter fall leaves and light some candles for that enchanted touch.

halloween decor

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Colorfully yours,


2 responses to “What’s Hot for Halloween?”

  1. Shari says:

    Love the painted pumpkins!!!!

    • Larayne Boaz says:

      Thanks Shari. I had a lot of fun creating this set. I love the idea of painting pumpkins. You can make them any color scheme and for me, less of a mess than carving!

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