5 TIPS FOR DECORATING WITH ORANGE

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With the launch of our newest color Outback Petticoat, I wanted to share some ideas for the orange-afraid out there of how to integrate the color into your home! We’ll be the first to admit, it’s a bold choice! However, Marian put a lot of work into getting the color just right. It’s a bright, bold color but one that pairs well with lots of other more common colors.

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  1. Pairing orange with neutrals is a great place to start! Soft grays, beiges and creams work perfectly with a stand out color. Since the orange has nice, rich, warm undertones, work in that vein as you pick the perfect neutral to pair it with!

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2. Pair with deeper colors to balance out the boldness. Two bright colors together can be chaotic, but if you pair a bright with a subdued hue, the colors will bring a balance to one another rather than fight each other. As far as I’m concerned, you can never go wrong with a good navy and orange combination.

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3. Insert pops of color in unexpected places. I love how this cabinet uses orange for the interior but still keeps a nice, neutral color on the exterior! This huge piece painted in all orange would certainly be obtuse in the room, but by giving just a pop to the interior, this piece still boasts interest while flowing with the rest of the room.

4. Start small. If you’re really afraid of color, just start with a few pops around the room. These stools photographed above fit the modern, architectural vibes of this room while bringing a punch of color. They are small enough that they don’t take all the attention away from the whole room but still catch the eye at a glance.

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5. Antique your piece. If you’re painting a piece with Outback Petticoat and are still a little unsure about it working in your space, consider giving it a good sanding and apply some antiquing wax to dim down the bright pop of color. That way, you’re still achieving a statement while working with what you already have in the space.

 

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2 thoughts on “5 TIPS FOR DECORATING WITH ORANGE

  1. Gail

    I did my bedroom in orange, gray, white, teal, mustard yellow and a little green. I love the combination… Am going to do my bathroom cabinets in the new orange.. Cant wait to see how it looks..

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  2. Rhonda Atwood

    I LOVE the orange in these rooms! I’ve always liked orange, but I never thought of applying it to the decor of a room.

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