As much of the US suffers under a blanket of white and sub-zero temperatures, I thought a bright zesty color would help to brighten and otherwise cold and dreary day. Last week on Interior Obsessions with FormFire Glassworks, we took a look at some gorgeous staircase options. This week, we look at adding a splash of orange to your interiors to either liven up a neutral palette or complement other colorful choices.
Orange is another of those take it or leave it colors that people either love or hate. Personally, I’m a huge orange fan, as I love the brightness it brings without being too in your face. It works well as a shot of color against more neutral backgrounds of white, black and wood, and is stellar when paired with dark brown or grey. Orange is a perfect complement to blues – be careful, bright blue plus bright orange often looks like you’re decorating for a football team, but paired with a lighter sky blue or icy aqua, both colors really have a chance to shine.
You have quite a few options when it comes to adding orange to your home. If you’re unsure about using it, try adding it as an accent color in pillows, artwork, small appliances, or rugs. For those of you with a bolder sense, orange furniture or a fully painted orange wall may be just the ticket. In my old house, I had both in one room and it was modern, fun and still warm and inviting. From lighter citrus tones to darker pumpkins, there are so many options out there that one is certain to add sunshine to your living space.
(above) Orange Geometric Shelving