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
9 years ago

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
Amy
9 years ago

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

Lezlie
Lezlie
9 years ago

It’s definitely a sports thing, Kristie. You will never see orange alone or in combination with any other color, especially not blue, in the home of an Alabama fan. Roll Tide!

Amy
Amy
9 years ago
Reply to  Lezlie

Ha ha! Hi Lezlie! But seriously, I do love orange very much. And I promise I would never pair it with navy blue in my home. I really love the blues you used in this post. Orange is a beautiful, rich color and it makes me happy to see it. But I have always avoided it because it really did scream “Auburn” to me, which is not a bad thing, but I am not the kind to decorate my home in sports colors. Oddly, I love a punch of red, and have on occasion had to fuss with my husband about it because if it’s too crimson then he feels like it’s screaming “Bama” and that would be a really bad thing. 🙂 The things we have to deal with in the South!

So, Kristie, if I were to try to replace some of my red accents with orange (such as the red lampshade on the black lamp) would that be too “halloween” with some of my black furniture? I do have quite a bit of brown. And don’t forget those throw pillows that are kind of blue-ish from when we staged the house. Hmmm…. I just painted the sunporch in BM’s Waters Edge and noticed that my lamp here at my desk has quite a bit of rusty orange in it. Hmmmm again! So would more orange be nice or do I have too much black furniture to make it work?

joy
joy
9 years ago

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
9 years ago

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
LiveLikeYou
9 years ago

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
9 years ago

Hey thanks for the mention 🙂
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maria

Barbara
Barbara
9 years ago

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
Heather
9 years ago

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
9 years ago

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

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