Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 4: The Color of Orange


Of course, most of the time when we think of the color orange, we think of pumpkins and autumn.  There is just something about pumpkins that screams color! I don't decorate with orange much in my own home. Although I do have a bit of coral and salmon tones, they don't compare to the intensity of orange. For me, being able to bring out the pumpkins and gourds and colors of fall is always so much fun and such a change.
Mixing orange into your everyday decorating doesn't have to be that scary. Even though it's a bold bright color, it is also very warm and inviting. Pairing orange shades with its complimentary friend blue is such a great contrast of cool vs. bold. Orange also takes on a warm earthy tone when mixed in with browns and tans. 
I posted this picture the other day after I added a little bit of orange to my mantel. Mixing some orange in with the turquoise bottles added just enough color. The colors play well together, especially with my bright painting above the mantle.




Here are some other inspiring ways to bring orange into your home that will last all year long. Some are subtle but others are very bold, taking small steps to bring that pop of color in works fine too, and can add that unexpected bit of fun.

BHG
Love the soft blue with the white and softer touches of orange in the room 
Home and Garden

The combo of blue and orange work well again here but adding more of a brighter burst of orange on the sofa
BHG

I love the mix of the browns in this room with the beautiful blue walls and accents of orange


BHG

Even with the bold orange sofa the room still seems well balanced and earthy with it's neutral brown tones.
Canadian House and Home

This definitely makes a statement for an entry way

BHG

These chairs are very bold and vibrant. I love how they stand out against the white walls and draws you into the painting.
BHG

The fabric on the chairs are so bold but still look very traditional at the same time
Traditional Home

Love the simplicity of the kitchen with the pop of orange on the window treatments
Traditional Home

This room transitions so nicely from the kitchen above with the touches of orange they choose to bring in.
BHG

Love the soft orange tone on the wall.
BHG

Here orange brightens up a fun space in this girls room, it's so colorful.
Orange is a very versatile color as you can see from all of the photos. See - it doesn't seem so scary now, does it?

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