Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Orange Crush: The colors of autumn

Hello and welcome to the third edition of Orange Crush, a collaborate series between From the Right Bank to the Left Coast and Down and Out Chic. You can see previous installments here and here. Why this series? Well, Alek and I are hoping to convert the last of the orange haters (you know who you are) to people that appreciate the complexity of this warm and inviting color.

What better season to start your love affair with orange than autumn? Orange is EVERYWHERE, so pause and take note. These photographs show us the way...

source: here {via Red Otter}


source: deviant ART via here {via robot-heart}


source: Emma Lynne shop


source: Integrity Studio


source: Garbrielle Kai


source: Gabrielle Kai
Be sure to check out Alek's collection of stunning orange beds. Also, Alek has just accepted a position with Apartment Therapy as their new Seattle contributor. Congrats Alek!

{winner of the Gugaw giveaway will be chosen tonight! Make sure to enter here.}

28 comments:

The Cottage Cheese said...

These images are so beautiful! I'm now (more than ever) craving time in the autumn woods, a vintage orange bike, and new flowers in the garden. A lovely start to this morning!

Iva said...

omg!!! I think this is my favorite edition so far!! The leaves....the thread....ahhh so fantastic BUT the best of the best is the bike!! I suddenly the an urge to get a new bike...hmmm!!

The Cottage Cheese said...

P.S. Just sent you an e-mail about the giveaway. Sorry to change horses in mid-stream, but I have a new e-mail address: thecottagecheese@gmail.com. I still have the other address as well though. Thanks girlie!

avant garde said...

little bits of orange in your home would have to cheer you on a daily basis. wouldn't it? yes, it would. so there, it's a must :)

Southern Aspirations said...

Great images! Especially love the first two.

And, congrats Alex! That is great!!

nicole addison said...

it's funny you said that because im not a huge orange fan but when i think of it in decoration or the earthy orange tones i really do love the color. :)

Lily G. said...

These are such amazing fall images!!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

This is a lovely collection! I especially love the soft oranges - that bicycle shot is just great. This is why orange is so great - it doesn't always have to be loud like people think. And thanks so much re: AT. I'm pretty psyched.

The Thrifty Stylist said...

i think it's a beautiful color! just... maybe not on me ;)

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

more odes to orange, yay!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

gorgeous photos....I want to buy them all!

Erin said...

Such beautiful photographs! You've converted me!

Diana said...

I love how the tones of orange have changed with the series. The autumn is my favorite and in California, the leaves don't really change, but these are so great!

Hanako66 said...

so gorgeous...like Diana said, we don't get to see much of a change here, but it is all so beautiful!

Inty swetha said...

wonderful post!! i love the colors you have posted!! i think you are enjoyin autumn ... but for me its just humid... very humid and sweaty! i have to bath thrice a day to keep my skin fresh!

Kotori said...

That tree... wow. Love this collection. I'm off to check out Alek's post (love her blog!).

Padgett Hoke said...

lovely! I especially like the photo of the bike! part summer and part fall, perfect!

live a colorful life said...

Loving the photo of the thread (coming from a quilter, of course) and the bike. Check out this cool orange sofa: http://aroundtheblockdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/10/if-i-had-money.html

Yum.

Gabbi said...

Awesome orange inspirations! My fave is the Emma Lynne shop spools... lovely!

drollgirl said...

there are good oranges, and there are bad oranges. and all of these are GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD ORANGES! love them!

Elizabeth said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

I especially love the autumn tree pic. That Sebastian blog always finds beauuuuutiful pics. As do you :)

csebastian tumblr here

LENORENEVERMORE said...

...myyy
Got me in the mood for glorious Autumn Christina!
Thank you~

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Your efforts to convert me are working :)

off switch said...

i absolutely love the second picture...

Callie Grayson said...

really crushing on this orange post!!
awesome for Alek!! I will have to head over to congratulate her!!

DesBisoux said...

i'm getting there...have you seen Jean Paul Gaultier new collection??beautiful orange dresses...
x

muchlove said...

these are gorgeous! I especially love that orange bike.

Bromeliad said...

Great shoe/stocking combo. Would look great for a stroll in the woods.

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