Decorating with.. Orange!
September 5, 2013
September is my favorite month – not only because we celebrate our wedding anniversary (and my birthday!) but because when it comes to the weather, only October and May can compete. Sunny skies and turning leaves make me appreciate each day as the season changes from summer to autumn, and I can’t help but spend as much time outdoors as possible.
Today I’m continuing the Color Series with a hue we see so often this time of year, the color orange. I absolutely love this color in all shades from vivid citrus to earthier amber, especially paired with its complement blue (my favorite hue) or calming gray.
One of my favorite spaces to spy orange is in kids’ rooms, it’s a gender neutral hue and makes a child’s space a happy one.
Orange is certainly not just for kids’ rooms. Deeper or less saturated oranges add a masculine touch, while an orange that leans to the apricot side will feel more feminine, but again it’s gender neutral when balanced with soft furnishings, clean lines, and modern geometric textiles.
Orange truly is one of the best accent colors. Whether it’s underfoot or up on a shelf, present in a fabric on the windows or a painted piece of furniture, or something as simple as a throw blanket, it always claims attention.
You know what’s yummy? Orange (or cognac) leather. Divine!
What colors pair well with orange?
Why blue of course, after all they’re perfect complements on the color wheel.
Feeling earthy? Mix it with chocolate brown or lighter latte and balance with crisp white or pale gray tones.
Orange and gray are a no fail sophisticated partnership, wouldn’t you agree?
Get punchy combining orange with dark or lighter pink for a room that can’t help but lift your spirits.
Softer greens play a subtle role and allow orange to take the spotlight.
Here’s a combination for the bold: persimmon and purple, wow!
Have you chosen the shade of orange for any of the rooms in your home? If so, share them or link to them in the comments below!