If you've never spent any time with a color wheel in front of you and studied (or been forced to study ;)) the different relationships between all of the different colors, then it's easy to understand why so many people get overwhelmed with how to mix them properly. Orange and blue is one of those pairs that for alot of people...unless they're Bears fans...really doesn't seem to be one that works to well. I happen to really like the duo in all of it's glorious forms and some of them might even surprise those that had never considered it before. Take a look and let me know which are your favorites and which you'd leave behind.
Laquered peacock blue walls are a statement in and of themselves, but why stop there?! Pop them with some great orange pieces and mix in a bit of mossy green to ground it and voila! Instant glamour.
Well, there's just so much I think is sublime about this space...that great tree trunk table, the pendant fixture, those branches for texture, the slipcovered arm chairs mixed with the armless ones. But, most of all, I just really think this is a fresh color palette and an easy one for most people to feel comfortable with.
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Happy. Happy. Joy, Joy! That's what this design makes me feel. Turquoise and a corally or sherbet orange is such a family-friendly pairing and is a surefire way to set the stage for a good time.
Pale beachy blue and orange? Absolutely. Blue and orange are actually complementary colors as proven by color theory and the ever famous color wheel...so we know it's tried and true. For quite a few people I work with though, they absolutely would have had to see and incorporate that fabric on the front throw pillows to help them feel comfortable with this mix of colors. By stepping outside of the "matching" box and focusing more on what works with what rather than what matches what...you're bound to begin to create far more interesting spaces. Trust me on this one.
If you're looking for a more muted and less bold version of our color palette du jour, you can easily tone it down to grays with a bit of blue in them and use pumpkin instead of a brighter orange. Throw in some white and black and you've got a chic, no-fail alternative!
Imagine this space without a.) the bits of black and super-dark wood and b.) the pops of orange in both the pillows and even in the terra cotta pots on the mantle. It would fall flat and would just kinda float around without ever giving the eyes somewhere to land.
Eclectic and cool, what tween wouldn't love this?
That rug and the turquoise chair are yummy together and the pop of yellow in the throw pillow really does something for me.
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