November Color of the Month: Pumpkin Spice Latte (DEFD23)
11/04/2022 | Marni Mervis |
Why Pumpkin Spice Latte is November’s Color of the Month
Last month we began to turn our focus to fall. For our November Color of the Month, we expand our look at the changing seasons with Pumpkin Spice Latte (DEFD23). Whether it's your go-to Starbucks order or the color for your next painting project, pumpkin spice is one of those warm, autumnal signatures everyone can get behind. In keeping with its inspiration, our Pumpkin Spice Latte paint color is a spicy, autumnal yellow-orange inspired one of our favorite flavors that defines the fall season. This earthy tone pairs well with other nature-based paint colors as well. Examples include delicious cinnamon browns and creamy neutrals referencing Dunn-Edwards paint colors like Cottage White (DEW318) and Bisque Tan (DE6157) or warm terra cottas such as those utilized by Claire Thomas and Blynn Darwin.
Getting ready to host for the fall holidays? Our November Color of the Month, Pumpkin Spice Latte, adds major curb appeal and can help welcome guests into your home this autumn as the perfect eye-catching shade on a front door. In fact, this yellow-orange paint color is one of the 80 hand-selected hues of our new Front Door Limited Edition Color Collection.
As part of our 2023 Color + Design Trends reveal we’ve highlighted how warm chromatic colors are echoing our optimism for better times ahead. As a result, high impact and nostalgic colors make a joyful comeback, while earthy shades delve into the mysteries of nature. As an earthy orange, our November Color of the Month, Pumpkin Spice Latte, straddles both categories.
And if you can’t get enough of fall’s cozy colors, check out these color palettes inspired by favorite fall getaway locales.
A Brief History of The Color Orange
Orange is a prevalent color in nature as it is found in numerous fruits and vegetables from its namesake citrus fruit to fall’s favorite gourd, the pumpkin. And because of its association with the changing seasons, orange is considered a color of transition. When we look back at the history of orange, the mineral realgar was utilized by ancient Egyptians to create an orange toned pigment for tomb paintings.
Further, in some eastern cultures and religions, the color orange holds great symbolism and significance. From Confucianism to Buddhism and Hinduism, the color orange is often found in imagery and dress. For example, Buddhist and Hindu done orange robes denoting the color’s implied sacred and pure characteristics.
Additionally, the color orange was favored by impressionist painters such as Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet. But due to its difficulty to produce the use of the color orange was, in the early 20th century, often reserved for theatrical or eye-catching instances, notes CNN.
Whether painting a front door or tackling a bigger transition, look to November's color of the
month, Pumpkin Spice Latte (DEFD23) to cultivate a cozy and nostalgic joyfulness in your space.
Getting Started With Orange Paint Colors
Providing a grounded yet surprising flare to your paint projects, Pumpkin Spice Latte, can help you get started designing a new, transitional space to showcase your personality. Want to try out our November Color of the Month or our other orange paint colors before you commit? Then with the click of a button you can download our InstaColor® ID app and simply upload a photo from your personal library or one from ours to give the space an instant, virtual paint job.
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