So, i’ve been seeing images here and there and reading about the fact that orange is the new ‘it’ colour for decor. And i’m in two minds. I’m still scarred by some of the super-Seventies style we had going as a child – including a bright orange flokati rug and egg chairs upholstered in scratchy orange wool in our lounge (i was about 4 and i still remember them so clearly) not to mention the orange curtains in my bedroom as a child (to match the olive green walls of course – bleeerughghg!). It’s for this reason that i don’t have one orange item in our home but looking at some images on Pinterest and further afield may just sway me…perhaps this is a pop of colour we could do with at home?
This is the catalogue spread (from this Australian homeware store) that’s made me think twice. I like the mix of old and new motifs – the lampshades and glass vessels and the still-hot-right-now moustache, deer and birdie motifs.
Let’s take a look at some other ways orange can be used at home
For me though – i think orange teamed with grey is a good bet – and like with the top image – with some wood and black it can take on a thoroughly modern look and feel. I might take the plunge this winter and buy a cushion or two or maybe a bright orange pot plant holder?
I’d love to know your thoughts – would you take the plunge and put orange into your home?
Image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8, 9