Orange....not just for Boho Chicks anymore!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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My daughter drew this picture recently, and it reminded me how important orange is to children when they draw.  I don't know when I lost my love for orange, but it was sometime before I found a passion for decorating.  Recently, I have reconsidered orange, especially in its more subdued tones of coral and tangerine, but even in all of its bright glory like in the photo below:

I saw a photo in Traditional Home about 15 years ago, and ripped it out and carried it from home to home for 15 years. But now that I actually  have someone to show it to, I can't find it.....figures!  But it was a kitchen filled with orange trees like these. I decided then that someday I would have an orangerie.  That hasn't happened yet, but maybe someday.....

Orange reminds me of so many happy things in life....summer, creamsicles, the iconic Birkin Bag....and it has, thankfully, come a long way since the days of orange and avacado (think 70's kitchens).  I am so happy that the more modern take is coral and beautiful!

Now here is a color trend that I did not see and pink.... but it can be so pretty:

 I really like the idea of a bit of orange, like in art, bedding, window treatments, or  wall of paper:

Doesn't this remind you of Domino? (sniff I miss you)

Aren't these beautiful pieces?

Love this fabric, especially with the yellow windows:

Another that looks straight out of the pages of Domino:

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The enchanted home said...

Wow this post sure does sweet justice for orange!! I happen to love the color but have never used it in decor though for my new small home office, I am considering using some orange becuase its such a happy upbeat and crisp color. Love all the examples above....all gorgeous!
Happy Sunday :)

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Something else we have in common Stacy - a love of orange. :) Just gorgeous - I love the dining room with all of the chairs upholstered in orange - that's a commitment! :) Such beautiful examples of how orange can be so fresh and young. I also did a post about orange that you might like:

Michelle said...

I'm a new lover of orange it is definately coming in as a feature colour.

Melissa at HOUSEography said...

I did a post on orange last year. Does that make me a trendsetter?! ummm... no. But, I agree, I do love it - so bright and cheerful and goes with everything. I love yellow for the same reasons.