Today for our fall treat, let’s take another walk among the trees out of the woods and out to a place… that Charlie Brown might approve of. We’re headed to the pumpkin patch!
Today’s adventure in color is all about that infamous fruit. Wait.. what? Yes, the pumpkin is actually a fruit as well as a vegetable.
The Mayo Clinic says that:
“According to botanists (those who study plants) a fruit is the part of the plant that develops from a flower. It's also the section of the plant that contains the seeds. The other parts of plants are considered vegetables. These include the stems, leaves and roots — and even the flower bud.
The following are technically fruits: avocado, beans, peapods, corn kernels, cucumbers, grains, nuts, olives peppers, pumpkin, squash, sunflower seeds and tomatoes. Vegetables include celery (stem), lettuce (leaves), cauliflower and broccoli (buds), and beets, carrots and potatoes (roots).”
Pumpkin.. you have such a strange color history. At least it’s not as confusing or bad as our friend puce…
But wait, there’s more! If your mind isn’t boggled enough, the pumpkin is also a form of winter squash. According to its Wikipedia entry:
“Specific cultivars of winter squash derived from other species, including C. argyrosperma, and C. moschata, are also sometimes called "pumpkin". In New Zealand and Australian English, the term "pumpkin" generally refers to the broader category called winter squash elsewhere.
Pumpkins, like other squash, are native to North America. Pumpkins are widely grown for commercial use, and are used both in food and recreation. Pumpkin pie, for instance, is a traditional part of Thanksgiving meals in the United States, although commercially canned pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie fillings are usually made from different kinds of winter squash than the pumpkins frequently carved as jack o'lanterns for decoration around Halloween.”
Geez Linus.. can you calm down with all the specifics already? Can we get to the fun and see how we can bring it home already? Sure thing sis. Let’s get a look at some homes that have brought this beloved treat of the season out of the pumpkin patch.
First up on our tour is this modern living room space that combines the deeper pumpkin color with a brighter counterpart. The executed design is one worthy of all seasons. Its accent colors do not lean in any one particular direction. As you can see, some white, gray, and silver accents proves the adage of just how much a little goes a long way.
Out of the living room and into the bathroom, we’re keeping with the seasons for a different rendition of our beloved pumpkin color. This bathroom adds in dark chocolate cabinetry and bronze colored art pieces that just might remind you of the fall colors just outside your window right now.
We hope that today’s lessons in color and composition have helped to inspire you even more this Halloween season. Stay tuned for upcoming posts about more of our favorite fall colors implemented in designs that you love in DIY projects, images, and all over our social channels.
Will you take one of our Preval Sprayers and bring the Great Pumpkin story home? We hope so. Let us know if you do by writing a comment or posting a response below. We can’t wait to hear from you!