Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Paint the town orange...

or maybe just a room for that matter!!! A color that I don't often think about in the way of paint and wallcovering, but orange has it going on,as you will see below. Inspired by Courtney's post yesterday at Style Court...had me thinking about Hermes boxes, and I've been seeing shades of orange ever since.

So tell me what your thoughts are on the color, not as an accent but as a bold jester in a room, cause I'm curious...


One of my favorite Miles Redd projects, home of writer Shyama Patel, featured in Elle Decor, November 2006.


This bright dining room was designed by Alexandra and Eliot Angle of Aqua Vitae Design, featured in Metropolitan Home Dec/Jan. 2007.


Orange and blue looking good together, this is the home of Kate Walsh featured in O at Home, Spring 2007.


By adding brown against the orange, this space has become more subtle, designed by Andrew Virtue, featured in Rooms to Inspire by Annie Kelly.


A golden touch, owner Christopher Spitzmiller enlisted the help of Todd Romano and Albert Hadley with decorating his home, featured in Elle Decor, December 2006.


Combine black and white with orange to make a lovely space, featured in House Beautiful, February 2006, designer unknown, photographed by Paul Whicheloe.

13 comments:

Lindsey said...

I'm diggin the orange! What beautiful photos!

patriciagrayinc.com said...

I love a touch of orange in a room.
But if I am going to paint a wall I would tone the orange down with a bit of brown to make it more terra cotta. Good post...thought provoking.

blushing apples said...

hi! I saw on http://www.designboom.com/snapshots/cologne06/stylepark.html I dont believe the grass orb is for sell on the usa, but designboom.com is full of cool modern things, i liked the ballon lamp for $30 LINK: http://www.designboom.com/shop/balloonlamp.html

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks for the comments. Orange walls would be a hard sell for me, so I'm with you on that one Patricia. Thanks for the links Blushing Apples, I'll be checking them out :)

The Peak of Chic said...

Well, seeing that Spitzmiller's apt is one of my all-time favorites EVER, then that photo is my favorite. That egg yolk color is very easy to live with, in my opinion. I also like how Sheila Bridges painted her entryway hall in a very vivid orange. Don't know if I could pull that off, but it did look pretty fab.

girl meets glamour said...

I know POC, I think of all of these I could for sure live in the Miles Redd designed place and the Spitzmiller's as well. Yes, I to question whether I could pull something like this off...like the color that's been done in these images :)

Cote de Texas said...

It's interesting how the last one looks so similar to Miles Reed's room. hmmmmm. Reed's is fabulous and I love the copy too.

Great post, loving the orange.

Joni

style court said...

Wow, you found so many great rooms to inspire Kate! I have to agree with you and Jennifer on the Spitzmiller apartment and the Redd place -- such all-time favorites. Not too much orange for me.

(Thanks for the sweet mention :)

girl meets glamour said...

Glad you liked this post Courtney and thanks for the comment :)

Suzy said...

Oooh, great post. I love that Miles Redd room too!

katiedid said...

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Nice orange stuff!
;-)
Katie

girl meets glamour said...

Glad you liked my post today Suzy!! Thanks for the comment :)

~Kate

ALL THE BEST said...

I love orange and blue together. It reminds me of Mary Mcdonald's House Beautiful showhouse in 2005.