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I Have got a thing for Frank Sinatra. The voice, the design, the positive smile will always define his heritage. The song “New York, New York” pops into my mind every time I fly into JFK airport. One interesting fact about Ol’ Blue Eyes was that his love of the color orange. Frankie stated, “Orange is the happiest color” Maybe that’s why he was always smiling: He surrounded himself with orange inside his houses.

Orange is fun and sassy and generally unexpected. And there are lots of beautiful shades of this, such as rust, peach, coral and terra cotta. Most people despise this hue or adore it, but even one of the fans there’s sometimes compliments on how to use it. For ideas, see how these great designers include shades of orange in their projects.

Lauren Liess Interiors

Here is the simplest way to infuse orange into your area: White walls using fairly simple details meet orange dash. Wouldn’t you love coming home for this entry with this beautiful shade of pumpkin to greet you?

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Pangaea Interior Design

Textiles: Frame them hang them display them on a games console. Whichever way you choose, an orange cloth does its job by contrasting whatever surrounds it. Notice the contrast of this poppy orange against the modern shade of grey.

Willman Interiors / Gina Willman, ASID

Throw pillows are fast and simple and best of all synonymous. They’re a low-commitment way to bring orange into any mix. Notice how these burnt orange cushions feel earthy against the grass cloth, not punchy. This is why orange is so flexible: It may be neutral and daring.

J. Hirsch Interior Design, LLC

I believe this room is so elegant with its charcoal-tinged walls and curtains. When paired with a stunning and dark neutral such as charcoal, this cherry crimson is playful and sophisticated. The appearance works because it is not a contrived palette; it is bold and courageous while keeping the stately feel of the furniture and piano.

For People design

The use of orange in this area is so straightforward, it is silly. These designers are so clever. Orange throws, smartly placed under cushions. Call it a day. These are
the particulars that make a room simple, practical and memorable.

For People design

I believe this bedroom is dreamy and shows how many colours set perfectly with orange. Did you see how many different shades of blue and green look right at home with all the orange wall? With orange you can really experiment with color. Trust me, it moves with everything.

Charmean Neithart Interiors

Lampshades are a perfect way to add a little bit of orange. Here I used the timeless mixture of black and orange to add some playfulness for this mainly neutral area. The pattern on the lampshade is an extra layer of detail that makes this orange even more appealing.

Martha O’Hara Interiors

I believe that the soft orange onto the rear of this desk chair is brilliant. It makes the space.

Brown is still another color that matches perfectly with orange. Notice how this shade of orange feels daring and modern amid flat stripes, a geometric pillow layout and white furniture.

Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs

A fantastic way to use orange would be in a rug. This yummy shade of orange seems particularly modern in a geometric pattern. This type of flooring pattern will always look crisp against a solid-color sofa or sofa.


Among my favorite shades of orange, this rust hue looks clean and inviting with all the color replicated in the oversized artwork and fabrics. Try replicating a shade of orange from fabrics on your artwork. This can be more of a controlled appearance, intentional and curated.

Fiorella Design

This chamber skillfully uses orange to emphasize twin markets with open shelving and accessories. Illuminated markets are a fairly simple factor to include. Not quite an accent wall, but they still provide contrast for a special collection or artwork piece.

Allow me to know what you believe in the Comments section while I go track down some pie — yes, pumpkin.

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