November 8, 2015



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A color that needs to be used with restraint!
If I hear another decorator say they're painting a room "Hermes orange
I will totally barf all over their Goyard bag.
First of all, Hermes orange rooms have been done like a million times, OK?
Secondly, get your own life….


Orange is fresh, bright and cheerful - use it as an accent with white, neutrals or other equally bright colors (lime, turquoise, etc.)

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Bright orange throws some fo-shizzle into this sober grouping.

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Not the main player in this game, but the orange is important as it butches up the pink and redefines this stuffy English room for a new generation.

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Fuchsia with tangerine is HOT, HOT, HOT - but it only works because of the solid fabrics and white backgrounds.

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This kitchen would be too "safe" looking if you pulled out the orange accents!
(they could lose the rug tho...)

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(Source: Mary Douglas Drysdale)
Antiques can feel old and tired...
By juxtaposing them in a pared-down space with a bold color and modern art it can create a fresh new vibe.

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This kitchenette takes on a fun personality in orange, looking less 'utilitarian'.  

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If you simply take your hand and cover the orange chair in this photo you'll notice the whole room goes flat; the ONE orange chair makes the entire scheme work.

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Porches and loggias can benefit from bright orange as it's boldness makes a statement against the masses of green outdoors.

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Cheap and Chic!
A few pillows and a curtain hiding a shitty view or an AC unit and boom you have a kickin' patio.

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A perfect example how orange can take the 'edge' off of a space thats almost too serious, making it more fun and approachable.

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Traditional environments can easily become boring and bland, but the slightest pop of orange can snap it up!

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This headboard adds just enough color to make this room kewl.
You have to be careful with orange as an accent, it's way too easy to use too much!!

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LOVE this light fixture, its just enough!

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Very pretty and brilliantly crisp, the orange make it happy!

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Touches of orange give this boring bath a funky-retro vibe

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 A humorless bath is made more fun by adding the lacquered mirrors and the casual throw-rugs
(but four rugs?)

Deeper tones of orange like persimmon or pumpkin create a modern, cozy feel if used with other warm tones.
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Look how quickly orange can go from cool and crisp 
to cozy and  elegant….

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I think orange walls are usually too much...
but in this mud-room the persimmon is brilliant.

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Does it get any better than this??

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Pastels look stupid in desert-type climates. 
Oranges are part of their natural landscape - it feels right. 

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An old-world Beaux-arts space uses a softer, warmer shade of 
orange called  Bittersweet!

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Giorgio Armani's own ski lodge in St. Moritz is off-da-freekin'-hook combining dark wood-tones with bright orange making it brighter and happier.

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You don't even need to have a lot of orange - small bits-and-bobs can do the trick.

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Without the orange wing chair we'd have at another dowdy living room.

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Even low-budge rooms can come alive with just a simple coverlet.

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Its important to realize the overall palette needs to be simple to give the large orange painting its props

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One orange sofa and you're done, you don't need any more impact; balance it with neutrals and whites for crispness


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Imagine waking up to that first thing in the morning....

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Another housewife with a gold Amex...

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Nice try, but no cigar....

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Who thought THAT was a good idea??

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Just back from their first trip to Morocco and thought they'd replicate a riad in their Cedarhurst McMansion...

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I'm sposin' they thought "shades of orange" would distract from the revolting architecture...

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Where do I begin with this train wreck…
1. Chandelier 3' too high  2.Walls too deep color orange   3. Pine table with mid-century chairs?  4. Enormous lambrequin - in brown?  5.Teeny-weenie wall art  6.Rug and curtain fabric totally mismatched….  

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Looks like a set from "Decorating on a Dime"
(You just can't paint the walls orange and think you're done)

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Schizophrenic would be a nice word...

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Orange bathrooms are a appalling...
They never, ever, ever work!

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Really, Elle Decor?

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It's a nice kitchen, but why would you want to make the blinds on the skylight or those cheap-shit stools stand out? 
They should've used a large (orange) piece of art on the right-hand wall or a white and orange rag rug under the seating area.

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