Orange and Black Aren’t Just For Halloween

Why is it that orange and black only appear in the Fall or for Halloween?  Used appropriately, they can be striking additions to your home year round.  Here are some of our favorite finds for those not-so-spooky colors!

 

High gloss, bright orange tile wall, and black desks with a granite top – such a cool office!

Cococozy

Cococozy

 

Think: High rise condo in the city…LOVE the fireplace!

HGTV

HGTV

 

Dramatic, statement design… black works!

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

 

How fun is this kid’s room?  I love the stuffed animals- I want that St. Bernard!!

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore

 

Maybe a “bachelor pad” in the city?

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

 

How about that table and black chairs?  Stunning with the orange walls!

Veranda

Veranda

 

And my personal favorite…  No surprise it’s Jonathan Adler!  Love the gold and black!!

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler

 

 

So, why do we just feature orange and black on Halloween???

Color Feature: Onyx

Holiday parties, winter outfits – seems black, or “onyx”, is the “go to” color at this time of year.  Whether it be in clothing or decor, black is a statement color.  I often use it where I need a pop of color just as I would a bright hue.  Here are some basic black – whether it be as an exterior…

Digs Digs

Digs Digs

Or interior…

 

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

As soft furnishings and hard surfaces…

Palmetto All-Weather Wicker Round Pedestal Coffee Table - Black, Pottery Barn

Palmetto All-Weather Wicker Round Pedestal Coffee Table – Black, Pottery Barn

 

La Coupole Indoor/Outdoor Dining Table, Round Black Granite Top, Williams Sonoma

La Coupole Indoor/Outdoor Dining Table, Round Black Granite Top, Williams Sonoma

On the table…

Villeroy & Boch "Verona" Charger, Available at Bloomingdale's

Villeroy & Boch “Verona” Charger, Available at Bloomingdale’s

 

Scalamandre by Lenox Zebra Platinum Dinnerware, Available at Bloomingdale's

Scalamandre by Lenox Zebra Platinum Dinnerware, Available at Bloomingdale’s

 

Warwick Campaign Desk, Restoration Hardware

Warwick Campaign Desk, Restoration Hardware

Or on your bed….

Havana, Matouk

Havana, Matouk

Black is a neutral.  It works with almost every color and hue.  It can be dramatic, or it can be soothing.  Next time you can’t make up your mind, or are looking for something just a little different, look no further than basic black!