It may be snowy out in Philadelphia, but let me tell you, it’s like Springtime inside my heart. I’ve been craving more vibrancy and happiness in my interiors and for the first time in a long time, I’m loving all things orange.
Orange. It’s a preppy color. It’s punchy and cheerful and certainly cannot be taken too seriously. A little goes a long way with Big O, so sometimes the biggest challenge is practicing a little restraint.
What works with team Orange? Staples like white, metallic (gold and chrome), black and rich wood tones.
I’m an pink and blue girl for life and orange works surprisingly well into that mix. I need to look no further than my favorite painting to see the trifecta mixing happily together.
Lately I’ve also been loving orange in multi color rooms that can also feature green and purple. My orange crush may have hit it’s climax when I discovered this floral fabric.
Just a little bit of orange here, but just enough enough to pair it with an orange chair and have a really fun moment in your family room.
Another current obsession? This wallpaper is EVERYTHING.
The colors, the jumbo scale… well done Clarke and Clarke!
Wish they wouldn’t have matched the seat cushions here, but I love this for a dining room.
I’d pair it with modern yet comfortable pieces and keep the rest neutral.
Add an orange accent in an adjacent room. Less matchy, less decorated.
Interior Design by Arent and Pike via Domaine
The easiest way to infuse a little orange into your space is with pillows, rugs and art.
Interior Design by Angie Hranowsky via Domaine
Interior Design by Kimberly Hall via Elle Decor
But sometimes when you go a little bolder- upholstery, casegoods, walls etc, the effect can be stunning.
Interior Design by Katie Ridder
A few orange decor moves that bug me? Overly decorated rooms. These ones feel like they are trying to hard to me. I guess I’d rather have my spaces feel more collected and natural. Less decorated.
Lovely, but a little too “by the rules” for me.
A whole lotta matchy matchy going on here.
Now that I’m done my bitchy moment. Here are a few of my favorite orange decor items right now.
We are incorporating a bit of orange into a few of our current projects.
Can’t wait to see them come to life!