October 22 – National Color Day

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

October 22 is National Color Day. I find the celebration fascinating. My heart softens at the sight of gold, copper, burnt orange, deep yellow, scarlet red, and deep violet. Fall graces us with nature’s one last blazing hurrah before winter blankets the earth with cold and snow. How shall we commemorate the day’s palette?

Here are a few ideas:

Smells and Tastes

  • Add ambiance to your home by showcasing the aromas of the season with candles, flowers, and potpourri.
  • Plan menu ideas around pumpkin, squash, apples, nuts, and roasted seeds. Consider a thick soup, roasted vegetables with chicken, and the many mouth-watering desserts. Prepared with nutrition in mind, these are healthy additives to our diet.
  • Chase away the blustery chill with hot cider. Add a cinnamon stick for an extra hint of autumn spice.


  • Decorate your home and workspace in rich, fall colors. The touch creates a welcoming and invigorating environment.
  • Visit a local gardening store for vivid mums. Place outside your front door.
  • Wear the season’s colors and show off the time of year. Sweaters are great in the crisp air. (Living in Houston means I turn down the A/C.)


  • Reflect on what the Bible says about autumn.
  • Deuteronomy 24:19 ESV
    “When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
  • Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ESV
    For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; …

Store and Plan

  • Harvest the fall vegetables in our gardens. For many people, October is filled with preserving fruits and vegetables for winter. When the weather’s cold and grocery store prices soar, we will be glad we made preparations.

October 22, National Color Day. How do you plan to show the day’s vibrancy?