Monday, January 11

Why Orange Is The New Black: color in decorating for 2016

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2016 
Orange Nectar by Benjamin Moore
Our table design using Root Cellar Designs table linens 
for Hope Lodge's Holiday Bash December 2015
I know that soft, effervescent colors were chosen by Pantone for 2016 -- Rose Quartz and Serenity--and, they are being written about and talked about everywhere throughout the Internet and profiled in every shelter magazine.  It makes sense, and after a blitz of bright colors, we are now looking at soothing tones which allow for a more subtle palette combining.  Maybe because we are in the throes of uncertain times, these beautiful, soft colors give us comfort, helping to create a respite in our homes. Either way, color is no longer the big risk in decorating it once was, and after a few years of color inundation, we now collectively feel more comfortable with using color in our homes.  Ten years ago only trailblazers or eccentrics would use a color like orange when decorating.  So, with all due respect for soothing color palettes, it feels like orange is the new black!  Gone are the formulaic decorating palettes and matchy-match home decorating colors because regardless of the color of the moment, using bold choices and combinations of color are just another tool in our decorating toolbox. We now can comfortably live with orange, everyday. I love orange, and it feels happy, rich and elegant all rolled together in one citrus splash.  It is certainly a big color and sometimes I like to use it throughout a home to compliment other colors, or maybe as a pop of color in a neutral space.  I even painted an entire room in an Hermes orange.  Let's toast orange, and
have a wonderfully orange day!
Happy Nesting
XO Tamara
photo credit, Zach Desart for Lonny Magazine
design, Jonathan Adler
orange accents showing a love for accessories
and just how pops of color can add wonders
photo via House Beautiful magazine
the home of chef Ina Garten
a pumpkin-colored table linen
photo credit Simon Upton
check out a few orange pieces, 
sources to bring a little bit of orange punch into your home...
via World Market
a delightful side table
by Bungalow 5, The Sheldon Side Table
has an architectural shape and metal and glass shelf on orange leather legs.

Portofino Mandarin Lamp by Arteriors
these artisan-crafted ceramic lamps made in Portugal are mounted on acrylic bases and topped with a beautifully tapered shade.

this orange and ecru Amalfi collection rug from Burke Decor
is an inexpensive yet stylish way to bring a shot of orange into a bedroom,
sunroom or even a mudroom.