Saturated Orange in a Soft, Eclectic Space

Posted 7 February 2012 at 4:35 PM | Comments (2)

I was just thinking how most examples of bright, saturated orange in living spaces are in sleek, ultramodern rooms. Don’t let that scare you into thinking it won’t work elsewhere! I actually think it would give a perfect bit of punch to a soft, eclectic space—think pale blue walls, weathered gray wood, vintage style pillows, and white ceramic accessories. Something like this:

Bright Orange/Tangerine Tango Also Works in Soft, Eclectic Home Decor

2 Responses to Saturated Orange in a Soft, Eclectic Space

  1. Amelia says:

    I love this color combo! I think I might be nervous though committing to purchasing a big orange thing, for fear that in several years it would look like it belongs in a school library decorated in the 1970s. (Is it just me?)

  2. Mojan says:

    It’s definitely not just you. Ever wonder why so many people stick to shades of beige?

    Here are a couple pieces of advice. One, buy a “big thing” in a bold color that you love. If you don’t absolutely love orange, then pick another color that you do — color that you love will always outlast trend.

    Second, your point is exactly why I love just one bold armchair. It’s compact enough and versatile enough that it can move rooms; if you get tired of it in your living room, you can move it to your bedroom or your home office. And it’s not (usually) such a huge investment, so it’s easy(er) to replace in seven to ten years.

    I may even go so far as to say that every household should have at least one bold armchair! Keep your couch, your rug, your coffee table, and one other armchair neutral — but then go for one bold armchair. This is one item of furniture that you shouldn’t be afraid to go for in big color!

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