Thursday, June 11, 2009

Orange you glad I'm about to beat this to death?

Oh yes, if you couldn't figure it out from the title, I am not done with the color orange. As the eloquent blogger Sam commented:
"Orange really is the unsung hero of the colour spectrum I think!"
Today I feel like singing about an unsung hero...the post is dedicated to you orange- the color that is rarely anyone's "favorite."
The artist Kandinsky also had a little something to say about orange:
"Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow."
via here
Here are a few more interiors that use the color orange in all the right ways...
Orange + Purple make for a strange but intriguing combination.
This monochromatic bedroom has the perfect mix of pattern and texture.
Previous two via Maire Claire Maison
Bright and fresh with a retro vibe...
via here
It's subtle, but it's there (and look at that white painted brick!)
via AT
Orange can be luxurious with the help of a strong navy and a romantic chandelier.
via AT
Something about this whole combination is making me drool, but I can't decide if it's the rug or the toss pillows.
via AT
Dearest Orange,
I promise that even though you're not my very favorite (sorry but I can't choose the color I love, I just feel it), I will no longer neglect you. I'm sure we can find a happy medium and forge a lovely friendship.
xoxo,
Christina

29 comments:

Annette said...

Love this post - it makes me smile :-))))

Iva said...

ohh more orange! YES! LOVE IT! Purple and orange looks pretty cool together!

...love Maegan said...

I wish I liked orange more. I had an ex who's kitchen was all orange. It was not good.

Ginger said...

Love orange, especially when paired with blue;)

Simply Mel said...

Okay, I'll keep your fire burning for the color orange...visit this post: http://agiftwrappedlife.blogspot.com/2009/05/glam-monday-juicy-cantaloupe-sweet.html

I'm in love with all of Sande's gorgeous packages and ribbons!

TERI REES WANG said...

Orange is the color of "Creativity"...
It is the color of Joy and Generosity.
It is the ultimate vibration of vitality.
It is an anti-depressant.
It is our Factory of making babies, making novels, or even making brownies.
It is our sexuality, our simplest joys and our good health and our creative expression.
It is our Sacral chakra.

It comes and goes like the tide, through all of us. I think it is best in small doses, rather than over dosing on too much of a good thing.

When we are attracted to the color...ask:
What are we making in a little creative factory now?

Elizabeth Marie said...

I love this post. You know what I think looks good...when done right...orange and turquoise, with my maybe some white thrown in. And I love the last image.

I think it's time we all gave orange a chance.

heisschic said...

hahaha that was really a "it's not you, it's me. can we still be friends?" break-up with Orange.


great pictures though--- then have you seen this post?
http://acheerydisposition.blogspot.com/2009/06/before-and-after.html

i like the subtle green bowls placed on the counter.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Oh please don't be done with orange because it's my favorite (when I'm using color, that is). And I LOVE that quote from Kandinsky. BTW, I just saw the Kandinsky show at the Pompidou Center and it was so fabulous! I love him to death.

pranksygang said...

"Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow." its beautiful..

i loved the rose!.. every picture is gr8 !

Sunshine said...

I'll be honest, I'm not an orange fan (yellow is my favorite), but I do like it when it's used for decorating.

ticklishfromadistance said...

I'll tell you. I am not normally a big orange fan,. I went to Georgia and orange screams Clemson and Auburn, and Florida, and six zillion years later, it still hits me wrong. BUT the second picture is changing my mind as we speak.

drollgirl said...

orange has never looked so good!!! such amazing choices you have here!!! the orange and purple is my FAVORITE and i never thought i would think THAT! wow!

i am wearing corals today (well, makeup at least!) which makes me think of YOU! :)

Diana said...

i love orange. it reminds me of the cultural aspect on my mom's side. it IS an unsung hero of colors! great quote!

Hi, Lane said...

If it makes orange feel any better, it has 17,000 fans at Clemson. I love it so much I painted our guest room orange. It forever has a place in my heart. (And purple+orange is even better.) :-)

La Alicia said...

I love orange! It's not as strong as red, not as bright as yellow. It's a happy color! :)

Hanako66 said...

I love it...so gorgeous!

Callie Grayson said...

mmm, i so love orange!

A Life More Fabulous said...

ah - of course, orange is the colour of Hermes...

paula said...

the second and third are my favorites. In our old home we had an orange kitchen which I loved.

tanya said...

I love mixing orange with pink like in your second and third images . . . thanks for the great inspiration pics!!

Southern Aspirations said...

I loved this post! I adore orange...my loft actually had accent walls painted orange around the kitchen and with the tall ceilings, huge windows... it just worked. Now I love it for accents. of course, the whole UVA thing certainly helped with my love of orange!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Orange and blue together is one of my all-time favorite color combos. Maybe it's because I was raised in UVA territory, but I still think they look great. Awesome choices!

CAPow said...

orange is my favorite color, so your beautiful post made me VERY happy!!

TheDecoDetective said...

I agree about orange and purple, I've got that colour combination idea on hold (can't try out all colours at the same time or my apartment would look quite mad).
Have a great weekend Christina!
Trudi

Kristin said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, that tufted bench is to die for! Have a fabulous weekend!

Beth Cyr said...

mmm i love an orange wall. the office in my house was orange when we moved in and i decided it was fabulous - so we painted our studio orange and i would have it no other way.

Yaya said...

I LOVE ORANGE! Love Love Love it!

Quixsa said...

Your letter to orange made me laugh so hard :0) Hilarious. The orange and blue combination was glorious. Thank you for helping us all find a new appreciation for an old friend, orange.

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