Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I have an orange crush!

Good morning....I will be posting my house updates tomorrow (hopefully...am having problems uploading photos, as in it's taking many minutes to upload even one picture and you know I don't do things small..when I upload its A LOT of pictures so fingers crossed this kink is worked out by tomorrow) Besides loving a big orange Hermes box and lets face it what girl doesn't love that  what do you think about orange in decor? Whats your feeling on an orange room or orange walls? I happen to  love orange and definitely own some orange clothing, carry an orange Dogon wallet and love little pops of color of orange here and there. I once saw a burnt orange living room at sunset many many years ago and that image has stayed burned (no pun intended) in my mind ever since..wish I had taken a picture. It was a magical looking room, so full of warmth and it took on a fiery glow when it was enveloped in the late days suns' rays.....it was positively glowing! Orange has become a very popular color in the last few years.....you are seeing more of this color that was once was considered 'out there" and very avante garde. And its not limited to contemporary or transitional interiors by any stretch...as you will see. So lets take a look at some orange interiors....would love to know what you think! And if you could ever consider "orangerizing" a  room? You know I love to know!! 


Christina Murphy used several shades of orange in this living room and it works!
James Lumsden went with a peachy orange for added drama in this grand foyer
Gorgeous accents or burnt orange are beautiful as in this stunning room by Charlotte Moss
A new take on an old classic..an orange settee against a wall of orange toile!
And who said orange is just for living rooms and dining rooms!
Thomas Pheasant went for the full orange crush effect in this DC townhouse!
Orange in a kitchen....when in the right kitchen..works, This old house
John Barman took heavy dark paneling and painted it bright orange
Who would have thought an orange sofa could look THIS good? Christina Murphy
Who would have thought orange chinoiserie? Love it!
Always loved this space....the pops of orange just make it!
Linda Woodrum used orange against the dark brown.....
Orange even in the most traditional and old world space works!
A shimmery orange wall is toned down and elegant, Decorpad
A softly painted peach dressing area, Steven Schubel
Fiery orange walls are a dramatic backdrop to the gorgeous art and rich colors in this grand living room
A neat guest room not only gets suspended beds but a cool orange vibe too!
Jeffrey Bilhuber created a warm sitting area in using orange on the walls and on the drapes
Thomas Jayne used a deep tangerine orange paint for these traditional beadboard walls
Ashley Whittaker went with bright oranges and yellows to add pop to this cheery living room
Meghan Young used orange to give this traditional feeling room a modern twist
Love orange for a fun room such as this kids rooms with two sets of bunk beds, Wiley Design
Kendall Wilkinson chose bright orange to compliment the turquoise walls....its wild but works!
Diamond Baratta painted this wood paneled dining room orange
The only pops of color in this otherwise monochromatic room are orange, Brockschmidt and Coleman Interiors
Jennifer Flanders used orange as the primary color and polished it off with crisp white
A beautiful shade of orange graces the walls as a nice complement to the gold, Southern Living
Courtney Coleman used a pretty shade of glossy orange in this living room
Love the idea of orange chinoiserie! Decorpad
Diamond Baratta painted the wood paneling and bookcases orange
Jennifer Flanders went with a peachier orange in this transitional feeling dining room
James Lumsden used a bright orange to add pop and drama to this sunlit bedroom
EKB Interiors used orange as the primary color in this small sitting room
I think orange and brown always look great together especially in a more transitional look
Thomas Pheasant used orange to create a soothing and softly colored palette in this bedroom
Suzanne Kasler went all out with orange but kept the tones still subdued
A burnt orange was used here to add a warm color to the soothing palette, Nathan Egan
Beautiful orange glossy walls in Aerin Lauders apartment
Gorgeous orange used in dressing area of designer, Sheila Bridge's dressing room
A pop of orange in this boys room looks fantastic, Nathan Egan
This is an attractive room, with orange being the main focal color, Tuner Davis Interiors
An orange toile is quite elegant....Erica George Dines, Southern Accents
This orange bedroom with pale aqua accents is funky and cheery, Tracery Interiors

So have I won you over to love orange or were you already a fan? What do you think? Is it better left for Hermes boxes and Orange soda cans? I think its such a warm, fun and uplifting color that when used in the right space and the shade is just so, it can actually be quite beautiful.
Hope you have a wonderful day!

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