The beautiful dark orange and golden leaves at Rithet’s Bog add another layer of beauty to a sunny fall day.

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Changing colours of leaves adds an extra layer of beauty to a sunny fall day

Sheri Peterson

For the Saanich News

I love autumn leaves, there is something about seeing changing colours that adds an extra layer of beauty to a sunny fall day. The beautiful dark orange and golden leaves at Rithet’s Bog were a lovely example of how an Indian summer day can even be more beautiful when set against a bright blue sky.

Orange is a jovial colour. It can represent happiness and renewal. It’s lively, energetic, extroverted, and social. It can be uplifting, optimistic, and enthusiastic. This really makes sense when it’s know that red is an energizing colour and yellow is generally a happy colour. The combination of the two is what makes orange so social and jovial. The NDP uses this psychology for their party’s colour. Companies like Home Depot, Gatorade and Harley Davidson use orange to rev us up and let us know they are present.

I often use small amounts of orange as an accent colour against grey or taupe. It really lifts the colour scheme and puts a smile on most people’s faces. The world is unsettling right now and we could all use a little uplift and optimism. Think about a shot of orange in your day, and take pleasure in the changing fall leaves.

Sheri Peterson is a Saanich-based interior designer with over 20 years of experience working with residential, commercial and hospitality clients. Find out more at

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