Orange 38 Ideabooks

Orange is a blend of yellow and red, and in its truest form, it's an equal mix of the two. But it ranges from almost red to bright tangerine. It's the color of sunsets and tropical fruit, and it is undeniably cheery and bold. Traditionally, orange is said to stimulate activity, appetite and socialization. In decor...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Orange
A deep orange called Tangerine Tango was declared the color of the year for 2012 by Pantone, and even as the year starts to wind down,...
Mango: Orange for the Rest of Us
I've never really made friends with orange. I tried hard when it became the new darling of the design world a decade ago, but we just couldn't find common ground. (Perhaps, had an Hermès box entered the picture, our relationship might have blossomed.)...
Tangerine Tango: 4 Ways to Use Pantone's Color of the Year
Next year, it's all about tangerine. Pantone, the design world's authority on color identification, today announced its much-anticipated Color of the Year for 2012 —Tangerine Tango, a dramatic reddish orange with a positive energy and warmth. Although...
Cozy Up With Warm Clay Colors
Color such as burnt sienna, terra cotta and russet may not be the vivid show-stopping colors of autumn, but they are still hues of the harvest. These are the quiet cousins of outrageous orange and radical red. They represent clay chimineas,...
A Cheerful Palette to Fall For
Fall makes me think of orange and all the colors I can pair it with. While searching for orange and purple, an unconventional color combination, I discovered orange and periwinkle. Periwinkle, a blue lavender, is a calming counterpoint to the boldness...
10 Reasons to Love Coral
Bright, cheerful, classic and amazingly versatile, coral has a lot to offer. And because it works well in small doses, it’s easy to give your space a boost with this vibrant color — here are 10 reasons to add coral to your home.
Paint Color Ideas: 7 Bright Ways With Yellow and Orange
Yellow and orange are, hands down, the happiest hues of all. They remind us of glowing sunshine, pretty spring flowers and refreshing citrus fruits. They’re attention-grabbing hues best reserved for elements in a room that you want to stand out. If...
Orange in the Garden: Do You Dare?
Orange is perhaps the most contentious color to use in the garden — we tend to either love it or hate it. Yet in gardening it has a very good pedigree. Gertrude Jekyll, a Victorian gardener famed for her skill in the use of color in planting schemes,...
Orange for Fun — and Yes, Versatility — Around the House
Quick: What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word "orange"? The fruit? Halloween? Traffic cones? Unfortunately, many of the associations we have for this color relate to danger. (Think prison uniforms.) It's no wonder that so many...
Dreaming in Color: 6 Sensational Orange Bedrooms
We just can't seem to get enough of orange, especially as autumn rolls around, bringing with it the pumpkin hues we associate with Halloween and Thanksgiving. Fall celebrations aside, red-orange hues are hot in fashion this season, and the color forecasters...
Color Feast: When to Use Orange in the Dining Room
Orange is a high-energy, fun and friendly color, so it's perfect for the room where we break bread with family and friends. Orange oozes confidence. But for those who lack the confidence to test this outgoing hue in their own spaces, I've gathered together...
Bathed in Color: When to Use Bold Orange in the Bath
Orange is a happy color that we tend to associate with warmth, sociability and creativity. It's a great bathroom color choice if you live in a cold climate, as it will help warm you up on the chilliest days — those who live in hot climates might want...
Kitchen of the Week: Creativity Shines in Seattle
Despite its modern patterned floor and bright orange backsplash, this kitchen has some surprisingly traditional roots. Built in 1917, this Seattle home previously had only one owner, who had done minimal updates over the years. Although the clients didn't...
Cooking With Color: When to Use Orange in the Kitchen
Similar to its red neighbor on the color wheel, orange is an attention-grabbing hue that stimulates the appetite and flatters skin tones. It's an excellent kitchen color choice for those living in cooler climates, because of its warmth. But working with...
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™