Harvest Rug Colors Inspired by Mother Nature

by Danielle Freudenthal on October 18, 2012

Here is the yellow, orange, green, brown, red and bright pink of autumn leaves in the Midwest that inspired the colors in our harvest color-way.  Below the photo of the trees are up-close photos of four of our Voysey rug designs in these harvest colors.  Sometimes when I am talking to customers on the phone and their computer monitor is not showing the colors very well, I ask them to visualize an autumn hillside at the height of fall when the colors are their most varied and vibrant.  When they ask how the carpets will coordinate with their hardwood floors, I say “beautifully”.  Any floor made of real wood is a color combination already found in nature.  It follows effortlessly then that all the autumn leave colors, and the rugs colors we patterned after them, have an instinctively natural look that is just “right” on a visceral level.

Especially the golds and yellows, but even the fuchsia pink has an almost shimmery quality that is bright and reflective.  Picture how bright the yellow is on an aspen tree is when it turns, or the sumac you see on the side of the interstate when it is amazingly pink for that one magical week or so each fall- this is our harvest colorway.  Of all the seven rug designs in the Voysey family that we make in these harvest colors,  the most reminiscent of an autumn hillside are shown below in order: the Tulip & Lily 3, Vineyard 3, Lily & Vine 3, and Wykehamist 3.

It is extremely easy to find a rug in the Voysey collection that can simultaneously be considered the quintessential Bungalow rug, Craftsman rug, Prairie rug,  and of course, Arts & Crafts rug- Probably because if you reflect Mother Nature’s exquisite taste you can’t go wrong.  Her colors and our rugs are perfectly appropriate in Craftsman homes, Bungalows, Prairie homes, Victorian homes, or even more contemporary homes.








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