For my first Mood Board Monday, I chose a daring, bright red which I think perked everyone up. But this week, I felt like cooling things down a tiny bit with a hue I’ve loved since I was a child: tangerine. (Could this have something to do with being born and raised in Knoxville, TN, home of the Volunteers? I won’t deny it.) It’s considered warm on the color wheel, yet still feels refreshing. This lighter shade of orange pairs well with white or cream and can combine surprisingly well with other brighter colors, too.
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What do you think of tangerine? Yes to orange clothes, but no to orange decor? (Or vice versa.) Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Jeannine’s post about accessorizing with orange was the first thing that popped in mind when I saw this:
A wing chair like this would make the perfect accent piece in a more buttoned-up living room. This particular one is handmade by LockwoodDesign in orange felt. Throw a turquoise pillow on that and brighten any room in your home.
Orange is so gorgeous and vivacious. This sun-kissed color has the power to enliven any space. And because it’s a natural complementary color to blue, and even looks pretty mixed with bits of gold and yellow, this shade is perfect for home accessories.
Check out fashion designer Trina Turk’s bedroom. Here, orange is used to add a touch of the exotic to an otherwise modern space. By adding some fabulous orange accessories, anyone can get a global look filled with zest.
4 More Orange Accessories
I’m a little bit obsessed with Jonathan Adler’s line of sofas, especially this orange Templeton one. But I’ve wondered if such a bright-hued sofa could come off as anything other than novelty. Then I saw this:
Photo: New England Home
I was pleasantly surprised to see such playful colors used in such a sophisticated room. The couch, as well as the accessories, are sunny and bright but balanced by the light-filled room and bright-white walls. I’m in love.
It’s two days into February, and I’m already craving spring flowers, springtime decor and tons of sunshine. Fortunately, the weather prognosticating groundhog Punxsutawney Phil and his Southern comrade General Beau Lee, with the help of their fickle shadows, have declared we’ll be enjoying an early spring!
Thank goodness! Especially for those in the path of this colossal storm. So, get your spring fever on with five of my favorite spring blooms and colorful rooms.
Nothing says “Hello spring!” quite like a vibrant shade of orange, especially in the kitchen. I would love to sit back and enjoy those mimosas while gazing upon a vase filled with these variegated tulips. Design by Celia Berliner
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I instantly fell in love with the orange paint on these walls.
No doubt it takes a lot of nerve to paint a room in your home a color as bold as this. But the playful hue used in this children’s bedroom has convinced me that it’s possible to do orange without being overwhelming. It’s balanced perfectly with super-bright whites and grays that will help keep it looking fresh all year long.
(Bonus: The Skyline bedding in this photo is on sale.)
While many of us may gravitate toward neutral colors when choosing furniture…
Color is deeply personal. We all have our favorites (mine is fuchsia) and those we despise (green just isn’t my hue).
Photo Credit: Domino Magazine
For some it’s all about beige, and then there are those of us who go wild and paint a whole room blue.
(Yes I am referring to that episode of HGTV Design Star).
Bring Color Home, Your Way
I will gladly say goodbye to unbearable heat and humidity for the soon-to-arrive crisp fall weather I’ve been impatiently awaiting. And this change of season ushers in hues of chocolate brown, pumpkin orange, burgundy red and golden yellow that we embrace year after year. Let’s welcome our new friend and bring in that warm fall glow that may inspire a seasonal change to your decor.
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Our Color-of-the-Month conversation heated up again when our decorating editors, shopping experts and color gurus met to pick September’s hue. We studied the design and fashion sites, coming up with a variety of options, from Pantone’s Rose Dust to a runway favorite, olive green. You also weighed in with fresh fall colors like camel, wine and cobalt.
To be picked for HGTV’s Color of the Month, a shade must meet three criteria: (a) it has to be seasonal (b) up-and-coming (c) and available in stores. One color we loved, peacock, met the first two but whiffed on the third. (Though I’m hoping it’ll make a strong showing in October.)
See What We Picked for September