You know the fall season is upon us when the leaves begin to transform from green to rich hues of red, orange, yellow, and purple. Not to be upstaged by foliage, plenty of flowering plants are in bloom during the fall that are just as vibrant and enchanting. The depth and range of fall colors have given us multiple ways to describe them with words such as crimson, gold, amber, mahogany, and plum. The rich colors of fall florals boost the ambiance of any room and allow you to incorporate natural elements into your home while also giving it a chic seasonal update.
To get you into the spirit of autumn, Flowers by Leslie, the best florist in Portsmouth, is providing you with a list of our favorite autumn blooms and popular fall color names. Prepare to be dazzled as you experience a tapestry of fabulous fall colors!
Warm RedsBurgundy, Carmine, Maroon, Ruby, Scarlett & Crimson
The red tones we see in fall flowers are emotionally intense. This hue evokes feelings of desire, passion, ambition, and power. The red colors of fall are warm and yellow-based as opposed to cooler blue-based reds. Besides flowers, you’ll see this color in plaid blankets, harvest wreaths, and apples. Reddish-brown is one of the most popular colors associated with the fall season.
Fall flowers that bloom in shades of red: celosia, dahlia, dianthus, gerbera daisies, mums, rose, snapdragons
Uplifting YellowsButterscotch, Gold, Goldenrod, Yellow Ochre & Saffron
The color yellow is often associated with happiness, joy, and energy. It’s a color known for promoting pleasant and optimistic feelings. Fall yellows consist of many soft and warm hues such as butterscotch, saffron, and yellow ochre, as well as brighter royal and gold yellows. Look for lovely pops of fall yellow in squash, raincoats, leaves, and corn.
Fall flowers that bloom in yellow hues: billy balls, black-eyed Susans, celosia, Gerbera daisies, golden asters, mums, pansies, rudbeckia, sunflowers
Comforting OrangesAmber, Auburn, Carnelian, Ginger & Flame
The color orange is never as popular as it is in the fall! With harvest festivals and Halloween decorations, this bright color is everywhere. Warm and vibrant, the color orange represents positive emotions, excitement, and enthusiasm. Often paired with yellows and red, this trifecta of warm hues is the essence of autumn and the harvest. Plenty of fall decor such as pumpkins, candy corn, mums in porch planters, and gourds exhibit robust orange hues.
Fall flowers that bloom in orange tones: bleeding hearts false sunflowers, calla lilies, dahlias, gerbera daisies, mums, roses, rudbeckia, zinnias
Natural BrownsChocolate, Sepia, Tan, Umber, Mahogany & Coffee
Browns we see during the fall have a natural, down-to-earth kind of vibe. It’s a color that is known to give people a strong sense of comfort and calmness. Feelings commonly connected to the color brown include resilience, security, safety, and honesty. From dark to light, warm shades of brown are often associated with the autumn season. You can find this color in turning leaves, hot cocoa, wood burning in the fireplace, and chocolate candy.
Fall flowers that bloom in shades of brown: Chocolate cosmos, Echibeckia ‘Summerina Brown’, dahlias, dried coneflower heads, dried lotus pods, dried scabiosa pods, mums, orchids, pansies
Luxurious PurplesPlum, Lavender, Raisin, Amethyst & Mauve
The deeper shades of purple seen during the fall represent power, sophistication, romanticism, and luxury. Dark purple tones provide a sense of calm and can reduce anxiety. In contrast to the warm and vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds, purple provides a nice balance to these other prominent colors. Shades of plummy purples appear in leaves, currants, sunsets, plums, and winter scarves.
Fall flowers in purple tones: asters, calla lily, cornflower, dahlia, heather, mums, ornamental kale, pansies, perennial sage, statice
Harmonious GreensEmerald, Fern, Forest, Olive & Verdant
Every bouquet of gorgeous, fresh flowers has a variety of greenery included. For fall floral arrangements, seasonal greens are usually in muted or middle tones to let the flowers shine. Green colors evoke feelings of safety, health, and serenity, and they are the perfect complement to the jewel-toned showstoppers that are fall flowers.
Popular fall greenery to pair with autumn blooms: eucalyptus, dusty miller, leatherleaf fern, myrtle
Awesome Fall Flowers
Fall is a great time to send arrangements of gorgeous, seasonal blooms to boost someone’s spirit, celebrate a birthday, or welcome the autumn season. Order a gorgeous bouquet for yourself to incorporate elements of nature into your home and give your space a colorful fall refresh! Check out our selection of fall flowers now!