Maybe it’s because Fall is around the corner.
But every year when September rolls around this happens. Suddenly, I start craving little doses of orange in my surroundings and I have to admit, some of my happiest memories are associated with this color.
According to color psychology, if your favorite color is orange, you are warm, optimistic, and extroverted, even a bit of a show-off. You have an adventurous streak, are always looking for your next challenge, and tend to make decisions based on your ‘gut-reaction’.
Don’t ‘orange’ personalities seem like fun people?
Even if this color is not one of your favorites, there are so many variations of this shade you might like consider, especially for Fall.
So today I thought I’d share eight ways to add orange into your home.
1. Upholstered pieces
How about this room? I love this entire space beginning with these incredible wood paneled walls and ending with those vibrant fabric choices.
I’d love to meet the person who lives here, something tells me they’d be a blast to hang out with.
I personally love big stripes only I don’t see stripes in this particular shade very often.
The person who lives here is definitely not afraid to take risks.
2. A simple throw
This might be my favorite Fall photo of all time. And this is how I prefer to add my pops of orange in my own living room…with a pretty throw and some pillows.
3. A statement wall
Leave it to Martha to find a way to make an orange wall look classic and bold at the same time. The black trimmed walls and black frames paired with simple botanicals are perfection.
Any wall that’s a backdrop for stacks of books would be lovely to me, but this lively shade is balanced with traditional furnishings and neutral fabrics.
4. Lamp shades
Who would’ve thought lamp shades could make such a difference?
And I can’t stop staring at this fabric and trim combo…I love Jennifer’s taste.
6. Side table
In the mood for a simple paint job?
A small side table is one way to make a strong color statement.
7. Front Door
Why am I not surprised the bold and talented Lauren Liess would pick this color for her door?
8. Flowers and fruits
And of course number 8 is…..ta daaaa….
flowers of course.
It’s probably my favorite-and simplest--way to bring orange into my home.
For me, the beauty of Fall is embodied in the lush shades of orange that are found in nature.
Decorating simply, with flowers, fruits and leaves is my favorite way to create texture and rich color on my Fall table.
My pumpkin centerpiece is still one of my top pins on Pinterest.
And it’s SO easy to do too.
Before I go I can’t do a post on orange without mentioning Halloween.
Because if you know me, you know how much I’ve always loved this holiday. And while I won’t pull out my pile of orange and black Halloween photos yet….
I will show you this photo from one of my parties:
This was the year I covered my patio cushions in orange felt using safety pins and a good pair of scissors. I also hung panels of orange and black burlap on PVC poles that we attached to our patio. This is the BEFORE photo… before the creepy decorations were added, before the guests arrived and before the black vodka was poured.
Like I was saying, some of my happiest memories have happened when I was surrounded by the color orange.
What about you?
How do you incorporate orange in your decorating?
Do you have it in your closet?