Is Orange is the New Red?

Orange in decor is a huge trend this fall.  It’s turning up everywhere.  It truly is the new red.  And orange lacquer is H-O-T:

 Stacy Curran

Whenever I see orange lacquer, I think of my blogger pal Jill Sorensen and her fabulous designs.

 Jill Sorensen

Or my friend, Heather Spriggs Thompson, and her adoration for all things peach.

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Rustier oranges bring to mindmy color mentor Maria Killam’s penchant for using orange in her designs.

Maria Killam

Maybe a fabulous pair of orange lamps could perk up your space.

Orange Lamp from Lamps Plus

Or a wonderful chair in a modern fabric:

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A palette of blue and orange is a totally updated color combination, like this design by Angie Hranowsky.

Here’s a tip:  pair orange with gray or white.  A few black accents are fine, but if it’s just orange and black – totally Halloween.

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Barbara Jacobs
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Beautiful and elegant uses of orange, thanks for sharing.

To see my own contribution to the world of orange: EcoHues – Full Spectrum Paint, 2 oranges: “Etruscan,” and also EcoHues Full Spectrum “Red Clay,” check out EcoHues Full Spectrum Paints at

http://www.integralcolor.com/ecohues-decor/ecohues-full-spectrum-paints/

Even though “orange is the new red,” you might also still like this red, ‘Venezia Rose,” at the same site.

Amy
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Amy

Orange and blue is truly a classic. 🙂 War Eagle. 🙂

joy
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joy

very nice! Orange has always been my favorite color in decor. So far I’m only using it as pop color, but an orange wall in the dining room is enchanting to me 🙂

Lee
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Ha! Amy beat me to it – War Eagle 🙂
Was also thinking that since you are consulting and living in Tennessee you must get a lot of orange and white requests too. I think I need one of those orange lamps for our orange room. LOL!

LiveLikeYou
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LiveLikeYou

HI Kristie, thanks for including me in this round up!! Love orange, it’s just so uplifting and fun and a great color to mix with tons of different hues! xx

Maria Killam
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Hey thanks for the mention 🙂
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maria

Barbara
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Barbara

I love orange these days, too! And I love orange with turquoise. Maybe that’s the pick-me-up my sofa pillows could use. Thanks and enjoy the day!

Heather
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Heather

Aww! Thanks for thinking of me for this post Kristie! 🙂 Is my love affair with peach and coral that obvious?? Sometimes when I start doubting my paint colors for this house I ask myself if I would be happy surrounded by anything else… something safer (milky browns, blues, gray or white) and I always find my happy place in the warmth of the peach tones. Maybe it is from growing up in the dessert like climate of South Texas that I always want the color of warmth and sunsets near my heart.

Nancy
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Love this post and the inspiration! I’m sharing on Facebook.

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