Today’s colour of the rainbow is orange and all kinds of its shades. Orange is not the easiest color for designing an interior. It seems too bright, too eye-catching, too emotional. The endless optimism and the energetic power of orange do not suit everyone. Even if you are not so close with this color, still have a look at how you can use it in your place.
Orange in Interior Design
Usually, orange inputs radical changes in the look of the room, but with the knowledge of how to use the color properly, you will get a modern and fashionable interior, preserving at the same time the initial one.
A wall painted in orange will be the perfect background for black and white portraits or photographs. It also works with both classical and contemporary furniture.
Because the color itself may become at some point too bright (just like red) and you wouldn’t want to risk painting your walls into a different color, a single bright orange armchair can set a whole different mood for your room.
Orange looks great with grey. A combination of calm grey and energetic orange gives the room a bit of a futuristic and slightly gothic look. However, it will look better if you add a splash of orange to a grey room, rather than a splash of grey to an orange room.
For creating a bright baroque design with the help of orange, add something turquoise. Personally, this is my favorite duo. This combination is not only extremely pleasant to the eye, but also inspires you to do something and not lay on the couch. Because of such inspiration, it is not suitable for bedrooms.
For a relaxing mood in a bedroom, orange and pink will help you out. It is important to remember, that if you do choose these 2 colors, choose lighter shades, shades that won’t stand out. Soft pink walls with soft orange bedside tables and/or curtains with ornaments is perfect for a gentle, girly bedroom.
Using orange in the kitchen in addition to a cup of coffee in the mornings is a great solution for a cheerful morning. Even an orange apron will do. Choose orange chairs or orange shelves. Picking this color for table tops is risky, because it won’t look as good when it has dirt or scratches on it. It will be more wiser to choose darker colors.
A terracotta shade of orange is the most suitable one for a rich and vintage living room. Walls, furniture, carpets, doors – you name it, everything will look good in terracotta.
Remember not to use orange in rooms on the southern side, as it will give you the feeling of too hot temperature in the room. Using it on the northern side of your apartment will, on the contrary, add some warmness.