How much fun to bring vibrant, energetic orange into an interior setting! Studies show that orange rooms inspire creativity and conversation while also stimulating the senses. Orange reminds us of sunsets, spices, fire and heat and can be successfully used in physically cooler rooms to psychologically warm those spaces. Fascinating!
For what it’s worth, let’s look at these inspiring and welcoming interiors, and how they apply orange at its best.
|An orange palette in various shades of terra cotta, pumpkin, tangerine and sorbet, unite this room and create an inviting, happy place to visit and enjoy. [Zuniga Interiors]|
|Mango, pumpkin, apricot, paprika, nectarine and persimmon– flavors and tastes promoting health and nutrition complement our interior – and flavor – palettes. Definitely my favorite color to use in a kitchen as it promotes creativity, conversation, and appetite!
|Don’t you love the “House Rules”? And of course, the soft mints and salmons
work perfectly against the soft blue grey backdrop.
[Jill Wolff Interior Design]
|Orange can prove a very powerful color. If it feels too overwhelming to use in an entire room,
apply it to a single, focal wall …..
| …or sprinkle it throughout as accents in toss pillows and accessories. It is smashing here with
the splash of lime and heathered greens.
|Oranges are great to use in baths as they reflect a healthy flattering glow
with our skin tones. How fantastic to walk out of any room thinking “I look my absolute best”!
Zesty, zippy orange … love it or hate it … is one of the more controversial colors on the color wheel.
Tell us your feelings about applying orange in your world!