Color Inspiration: Brighten Up Dim Winter Days, Naturally

Color Inspiration: Brighten Up Dim Winter Days, Naturally

Winter is weighing heavy upon us here in New England — literally, another foot of snow in Boston just this weekend with more on the way. Although freshly fallen snow is lovely, all the white and gray has us desperate for color. So on this inspirational day, we're offering up a few easy, natural accents to boost your spirit and color palette...

Green: Under a blanket of white you can fully appreciate the beauty of pure green. Flowers may be difficult to grow indoors during the winter but green plants can do just fine with enough sunlight and water. Our succulents love their window seat, so does our snake plant, seen in the picture above the jump, on the left. For a wonderful dose of indoor greenery inspiration, visit the S and S House Tour from November. More on apartment-friendly plants here.

Orange: Clementines are our favorite part of winter. Not only are they easy to peel and delicious, the large quantity from a single box creates a big, bright centerpiece. You could do the same with lemons, pears or your favorite fruit but we like the pop of orange on our table. More on decorating with produce here.

Red: Flowers are an indulgence for us any time of year but especially so in winter. When we do have them, we gravitate to reds. This flowering Amaryllis provided a bold shot of color in our old living room for over 2 months last winter. Our last two house tours have also included a lovely dose of red.


What do you like to use for color when winter starts to get you down?

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