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???

Hawaiian Hues

While I was away enjoying my Bermuda Blues, my daughter, Jillian, was on her honeymoon in beautiful Kona, Hawaii.  We were so inspired by the gorgeous Hawaiian sunsets, that we wanted to show you our favorite design picks inspired by these breathtaking Hawaiian hues!  Enjoy!

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View from Daylight Mind Coffee Company in Kailua-Kona, HI

 

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I love this room from Wisteria because it incorporates all of the reds, oranges, yellows, and pinks that make those Hawaiian sunsets so special.  I especially love how they used such a warm color palette, yet still made the room look fresh and breezy!

Wisteria

Wisteria

 

Matouk is one of our favorites for cozy towels and sheets, so naturally, these silky sheets look just as comfy as they do stylish!  To tone down the orange, try adding more whites and neutrals to balance out the color, or even add some darker hues for a Fall harvest look.

Matouk

Matouk

 

I love the way the orange in this room is so well balanced from floor to ceiling.  Tying together the color with a rug and window treatments can really make all the difference!

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

 

I chose this comforter from West Elm because I just LOVE how the color and texture remind me of the ripples in the ocean as the sun sets over the horizon.  Simple, yet warm and inviting!

West Elm

West Elm

 

With a bold color like orange, it can be tricky pairing it with other “pops” of color.  Here, the greens and blues really work together in bringing home that tropical style!

West Elm

West Elm

 

With all of these orange looks, I had to find something with that really showed off the pinks and purples that can be so stunning in a Hawaiian sunset.  This wall hanging is such a fun way to display a sunset, or even have your own created from one of YOUR favorite sunsets!  Would you try it?

Graham & Brown

Graham & Brown

 

 

 

 

Color Feature: TANGERINE

I started working with a new client this week, and our design inspiration is a painting she has with a very southwestern feel, in color and style.  She wants to use the picture, but not get stuck in the traditional southwest color palette and design feel.  Here are some fresh takes on a more traditional orange palette!

These rooms feel warm and glowy without being jarring.  A perfect color for a north facing room that doesn’t get a lot of natural light.

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore

 

Behr

Behr

 

Traditionally a fall choice, I think this could work year round by substituting the leaves and pumpkins for some black-eyed susan’s.  You’ve got yourself a summer picnic!

Isabelle de Borchgrave

Isabelle de Borchgrave

 

Elegant… and not a hint of southwest!

Better Homes & Garden

Better Homes & Gardens

 

Not ready to go “all-out-orange”?  Try just using it in a small way in bedding and accessories for a bright change.  Works great with navy, red, yellow and white.

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

 

Serena & Lily

Serena & Lily

 

Chilewich

Chilewich

 

Global Views

Global Views

 

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

 

Orange has an entirely different feel paired with a neutral.

Matouk

Matouk

 

Better Homes & Garden

Better Homes & Gardens

 

Lulu & Georgia

Lulu & Georgia

 

Behr

Behr

 

How have you used orange in your home?  This can be a difficult color- send in your pictures and you could be featured on our brand new “Room Rescue” edition of the blog!