Accent colors: Orange!

Yesterday as I was sitting in my garden I was thinking about how lovely my orange tiger lilies are. They’re mixed in with red and pink roses, purple coneflower, and a few weeds because I’m lazy. But the orange stands out so much it made me think about how in a room, one color can be used as an accent that really makes the whole room light up. So, in honor of tiger lilies, we’re posting some great pictures of rooms with orange as an accent color.

While some of you may not even like the color orange, I bet you’ll be surprised at how great it looks when used correctly. Enjoy!

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This room from Apartment Therapy uses a pastel orange and it really works great with the pale lavender. The puppy approved:

5 Ways to Use Pastels Successfully from Apartment Therapy Chicago by Janel Labanwhite spaceAnother great room by Apartment Therapy uses an orange art deco chair to add color:

Before & After- Liz's Apartment by Furbish Design from Apartment Therapy San Francisco by Susie Nadler

white spaceOhdeedoh knows that orange and blue (and green) are huge trends in baby rooms right now. This room looks fun and clean…until you place a baby in the room, then it’s just fun:

Color Combination- Blue + Orange Revisited from ohdeedoh by Janie Lee
white spaceI would have never thought to paint a front door orange but with the deep gray bricks and the bright white trim, it really works:
Flickr Finds- OrangeDoor's Fabulous Front Porch from Apartment Therapy DC by Colleen Quinnwhite spaceHere’s a great idea from The Kitchen Designer. The orange seat cushions blend nicely with the blinds and the wood tones in the room:

It's Complicated - The Kitchen & Traditional Home from The Kitchen Designer by Susan Serra, CKD

white spaceIn this kitchen by Patricia Gray, orange paint is used beneath a glass backsplash for a bright and clean look. It really brings out the wood tones in the cabinets:

Making Orange Work with Sherwin-Williams Paint from Patricia Gray Interior Design by Patricia Graywhite spaceUsing darker shades in a bedroom makes it feel cozy. Check out those high ceilings! Thanks to Habitually Chic for this great find:

Melbourne Magic! from Habitually Chic by Habitually Chicwhite spaceAnother cute baby room, another happy baby. We found this one at Ohdeedoh (they know baby rooms) and again we have the orange, green, and blue together:

Ohdeedoh Kids' Color Contest Entry #46- An Aviary for Baby Avery from ohdeedoh by carriewhite spaceThese next two pictures are from Material Girls. What a great combination of colors! I love that they used zebra print with orange:

Orange + Black from Material Girls Blog by Jill - LAwhite spaceAnd while this color looks great in this entryway, what I like best about this room is how they’ve painted the angles black as well…it looks like one giant picture frame. Very cool:

Orange + Black from Material Girls Blog by Jill - LA2white spaceThis cute room by Design Sponge would be a great idea for a teen or a child. I also like the way they’ve framed fabric over the bed. That can be changed out easily:

sneak peek- lola et moi from Design*Sponge by annewhite spaceIt looks like a little girl’s bathroom but I’d take it! Thanks to 6th Street Design School:

Superneutrals from 6th Street Design School- Virtual Easter Basket by Kirsten Krasonwhite spaceThese two rooms from Apartment Therapy show how you can use pink and orange together:

Vibrant Pink & Orange from Apartment Therapy Main by Sparrow Kingwhite spaceThe cut-out wall is just plain cool:

Vibrant Pink & Orange from Apartment Therapy Main by Sparrow King2
white spaceAnother hip kitchen by Van Patterson Design. All you need is some cool chairs, a few antlers, and you’ve got a great room for entertaining:



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