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Thursday, August 23, 2012

I love the color orange. If you've been reading my blog for awhile you may know I painted over a large orange wall I knew I loved but didn't know I would miss quite so much. And now as fall approaches I find myself looking for ways to bring it back and pinning a lot of rooms with orange in them.  It is a color that is often overlooked in home decor. It is such a bold color that perhaps is difficult to know how to compliment - which is why I ended up painting my wall in the first place.  But I found I really missed the feeling it gave my home which and later found out that it was for good reason, orange is one of the best colors to have in your home (I later re-painted an orange-y / pinkish "silly putty" color. Sounds weird, but I love it!).

Orange tones are said to evoke feelings of: joy, peace, motivation, relaxation, tolerance, warmth and cheer. With this it makes it a great color for a room where one entertains, as well as a room where one wants to cozy up and read a book. Orange is no wallflower so even using small bits of orange accents in a room can add depth and interest immediately. And as you can see from my selection of images orange is fabulous paired up with grey or blue, especially a moody and dusty blue (note to self for next time I get that "I need to paint, now!" feeling).

How to feel about decorating with orange tones? Are you for a whole lot or a little pop here and there? 

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  1. I just pulled out some old orange paisley fabric I had tucked in a drawer, and covered some pillows for my couch, and found this great modern oil painting with green, orange and blues to accompany. I so love orange too:) Great finds!

    1. oh that sounds fun! let me know if you post pictures, i am intrigued by this painting . . . sounds fabulous!

  2. That orange wallpaper is awesome. You're sight is so inspirational!!!


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