Orange Accents

I’ve been noticing a lot of yellow popping up on design blogs over the past week or two. It really is a beautiful color…although one that I often ignore. Interestingly enough, on the last two design projects Kim and I worked on, yellow ended up being the last minute accent color. Once in a throw pillow and the other time in a throw blanket. The projects had completely different color palettes, but somehow yellow just ended up providing the right pop of color in both cases.

But this post isn’t even about yellow. Nope, but it is about another equally bright and energetic color: orange. I came across the image below and it got me thinking about how just a little bit of a strong color really brings a space alive and makes it interesting. Just try to imagine the living room without the orange pillow. Still nice, but it becomes much girlier and just a bit dull. The orange really makes the space.

Here’s that same space from a different angle:

To show that it’s not just this room that looks great with orange, here’s a different space. The vase of orange and yellow flowers certainly adds quite the punch to this space, but even without them, the orange chair really makes this vanity unique.

If you’re feeling a little bit bold, you may want to think about adding more than just a touch of orange. In this space, a good portion of the furniture is orange and yet it’s not overwhelming.

So if you’re thinking that a space in your home is in need of a little bit of a change, you may want to take a look at some orange accents. Stick with small items (pillows, blankets, vases, etc.) and then you can switch them out the next time you feel the need for a change!

-Sara (Images link to sources)

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