Color Love :: An Homage to Orange

Given my affinity for all things Hermès, it should come as no surprise that orange is one of my absolute favorite colors.

Orange.  It can be refreshing like a juicy orange slice, or warm and comforting like a piece of pumpkin pie.  It is an incredibly versatile color, so no wonder  it ranks way up there with me!

From small accents of orange to full-on, over-the-top homages to the color, orange always makes an impact.  

 

This dining room successfully pairs orange with black without looking too halloween-y.

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I love the color combination of chocolate brown with orange. The orange and white brocade is fabulous and I like how it is used repeatedly throughout the design.  I especially love the layering of the padded wall behind the headboard.

Design :: jonathan adler

Design :: jonathan adler

I love the combination of textures in the orange pieces -- i.e the fabric on the chair and the fuzzy pillows. The pops of pink are a nice touch too.  Here's a quick primer on what texture means in interior design.

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The architectural details of the bookcase really pop against the bright orange.

design :: kay douglass

design :: kay douglass

Aerin Lauder has impeccable taste and this room is no exception.

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You’ll often see orange paired with blue, they are complementary on the  color wheel so they look especially good together.

design :: danielle hirsch

design :: danielle hirsch

Another non-halloween-y combination of black and orange.  To read more about why dark walls are so fabulous, click here.

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Here's proof that mixing animal prints {when done right} is a definite "do"!

via fieldstone hill design

via fieldstone hill design

The orange sofa in this living room perfectly picks up the orange in the rug design.

design :: matthew leverone

design :: matthew leverone

The framed orange and brown Hermès scarf looks amazing hung over the beautiful wooden sideboard.  More on using scarves for other things than tying them around your neck  here.

design :: erin gates of Elements of style

design :: erin gates of Elements of style

Purple and orange are another favorite color combination.

via centsational girl

via centsational girl

Pairing orange with gray is another great option.

design :: mary mcdonald

design :: mary mcdonald

Mixing patterns in this living room works because the main color is the same.  How ingenious is the built-in bar?

via centsational girl

via centsational girl

I love the combination of brass and orange on the sideboard and front doors.

via chinoiserie chic

via chinoiserie chic

How fabulous is the upholstered orange leather ottoman!?  And I'm dying for the Chanel No 5 prints!

photo :: virginia mcDonald

photo :: virginia mcDonald

How about these fab orange porter chairs in this ultra-glam living room!?

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