A certain way to add life to your space is by adding depth of color. Paint an accent wall or woodwork, table or chair brights. Add a refined sofa in bright blue, yellow, or orange.
Beautiful brights like orange and yellows with white walls and eclectic accent pieces… I have a special affinity for orange, although I know it can go terribly wrong in decor …too much can leave one feeling a little overwhelmed, and orange has an awful habit of just not looking the same out of its paint can.
My love of orange clearly comes from my grandparent’s house where they had a lovely orange couch covered in itchy wool. There was lots of relentless complaining about its texture but I spent hours sitting next to my grandparents on this couch, as they talked with their friends, often falling asleep in my grandmother’s lap as she argued with someone about the merits of Dylan Thomas. Whatever it is you want to debate it can be accomplished in comfort in an overstuffed updated model of the orange couch –cozy comfort courtesy of Loaf. Or add bright pillows from Ragged Rose (pictured above).
Pudding Couch by Loaf
2.Add character with a Boldly Bright Accent Piece
Orange is beautiful with pinks and evokes a sense of play and subtle brightness. Wonderful bedding Gingerbread Girl -Fox Face from Indie Art and Design.
3. Embrace the 1970’s Look
Emfurn amazing sleek lined contemporary furniture that allows the texture of materials to shine…
This is such 1970’s perfection, so much great orange and those omnipresent non exotic house plants that just filled everyone’s homes in that era. And yet, there is exquisite balance in this vignette. I love the patterns of Orly Kiely but find too much of a good thing can be overwhelming. The textile designer shows us how to get it just right in this picture of her home -so cozy yet with lots of retro fun!
Image courtesy of Dwell Magazine.
Cayson Orange and Brass Side Table
4. Stay Classic Manor House with a touch of Globally Inspired Decor
Paint by Farrow and Ball, and Rebeccas’s Aix Home Kantha Blanket Collection
Farrow and Ball
The Fox and She
5. Rich Bright and Anything By Neptune -Classic beauty + Enduring Style
AND THE WINNER IS, anything by Neptune, a bespoke UK brand that just gets color right, deeply earthy and lush every room in rich color is seriously gorgeous…the color “Fox” is my favorite, the hue is said to age beautifully adding a sense of luxury and history to the interior or furnishing.
All images from Neptune