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Sunday, July 8, 2012

New Series! Color Feature: Orange!


     Well I'm fresh back from vacation and a little internet deprived! We had a fabulously HOT week on the beach in Ludington and enjoyed it immensely! While away I brainstormed a bit and discovered a few things about myself mainly.........
................................................. I am stuck in a color rut!!!

     Does that ever happen to you? When I look around my house I notice a specific theme, mainly beige's, blues and greens. 

     So to get myself out of this rut I am sharing a bit of color inspiration. Periodically, {not sure how often yet} I will be sharing inspiring rooms that share the same dominant color. To start with I chose the color I am scared of the most........Orange!

     Orange is a warm but very bold color. It can really add some pizazz to a space which is why I might be a bit scared of it. I prefer soothing colors but a jolt of color can add some much needed life. Who knows, you might find a smidge of orange around my house after this post. So here goes!

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I love the neutral backdrop with those amazing tables. The bold pillows are slightly mellowed by the cool blue pillows, which help bring the room to like. I think I could do this! ;)

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     I love this space because the orange is not as intense but it still dominates the space. This orange blends well with the wood tones and contrasts well with the bright white. This room kind of has that beachy feel that is restful.

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     Now this is a bright bold orange that scares me just a bit. It will definitely get your attention but in a good way. This color is used in a smaller dose and balanced with lots of white and a dark table. Nicely done!

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     Here's a safer way to use orange. A light fixture, a small chair or small accent. Not as big of a commitment!

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     This beautiful space has an earthy feel about it even though orange is used in such a bold way. You can see that this space blends almost seamlessly with the outdoor space beyond because of the color choices.

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I love the use of orange in the curtains and pillows. It still makes a big impact and contrasts well with the other colors in the room. I especially like the blue ceiling!

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     These pillows are beautiful and really help to elevate this space! Without them the room would be non-descript and without life.

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OK, so I've been playing it safe with the last few pictures. This is definitely bold! I love the mix of patterns here which add even more life and interest into this space.

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     Here's a bold mix perfect for any girls room. The white here helps to provide balance to all of the brightness and gives your eye a place to rest.


     This image from House Beautiful is gorgeous. What's not to love here! Not only to barn doors in and of themselves call attention but the color grabs you as well.

     These pictures sure have helped to inspire me! I'm certainly going to baby step it though. Have you tried orange in your home yet?  {Orange ya glad I didn't throw in any corny jokes!?}








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