Brighten Your Outlook
Deep color creates a cozy ambiance in this sitting area. A curvy vine pattern on blue-green wallpaper softens the masculine lines of the dark wood shelving and brown wing chair. To keep the room lively, vibrant orange curtain panels frame the window while orange pillows prevent the chair from becoming a dark mass in the room. Orange accents, such as a small runner on the side table dot the room with the peppy hue.
Subtle variations of orange harmonize perfectly in this sunlit living room. From the apricot walls to the peachy curtains, the various shades make the color interesting but not overpowering.
Side by Side
Orange and hot pink make a harmonious pair. A large piece of artwork adds brightness to the white walls. Orange pillows and throws are a warm and cuddly touch. Both shades are present in the one-of-a-kind chandelier.
Make an impact with colorful furnishings that don't require permanent commitment. In this lively living room, slipcovers bring saturated color to basic chair and ottoman shapes. A bargain armchair found at an estate sale got a new personality with splashy solid red. A new cube ottoman matches with orange slipcovers banded in red. For a bit of visual relief, the large sofa is slipcovered in plain white. The side table, a tag sale find, gets new life with a coat of bold red paint.
Orange walls dominate the color palette in this dramatic yet inviting dining room. A tone-on-tone pattern adds depth to the energetic vibe and keeps the broad expanse of vibrant wall color interesting. Complementary blue creates a focus in the paired artwork on the wall and brings in a cool note of color to balance the warmth of orange. Frames and furnishings provide solid shapes of black and dark brown to counter the delicacy of the patterns.
Vivid, zesty orange is a perfect hue for any room, such as an office, that would benefit from orange's energetic vibe. In this basement craft room/office an adjacent wall in lime green provides a cool contrast to the hot orange but keeps things in the citrus family. Tone-on-tone painted flowers on the orange wall add lively pattern. Slipcovers on the chairs encapsulate the color scheme with powder blue, lime, and orange stripes, introducing the third color, blue, into the mix.
If your work space could use an injection of pure energy, bring in some vivid orange paint and fabrics to do the job. Extend the life of old chairs with slipcovers made of orange, pink, and yellow pattern fabric. Rejuvenate a wicker table with tangerine spray paint and create a new striped rug in an afternoon with paint, painter's tape, and a canvas drop cloth. Add some flirty cotton curtain panels and you have a room designed with and for productive energy.
This living room is small on space but long on style with orange sofas and orange walls. An unusual complementary color scheme of orange and blue serves to rev up each hue.
A deep orange adds life to this bedroom. During the day the color is bold and energizing. At night it's warm and cozy. The wooden bed frame, side table, and chair work together to ground the bright walls. The antique blanket chest at the foot of the bed brings together all the colors in the room.