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Decorating in Orange

If you've warmed to the thought of using orange in your home, you'll love this slide show that features a variety of looks in this citrus hue.

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    • Fruit Flavors

      Chairs covered in mango orange set the tone for this vibrant dining room. A pear green rug grounds the table and chairs in the middle of the spacious room, calls attention to the beautiful parquet floor, and offers a cool counterpoint to the warm and zesty orange. Both colors appear in the artwork over the fireplace.

    • Bridging the Gap

      Soothing blue and white walls and gauzy white drapery panels fashion a calm envelope of quiet color in this master bedroom. But lest things get too predictable, the room gets a wake-up call with pretty punches of pure orange. Pastel coral pillows bridge the distance between the hot orange and the soothing, cool blue and white tones. An ethereal white embroidered floral pattern on the orange pillow and quilt adds a feminine sensibility to the bold color.

    • Orange Crush

      Warm off-white walls provide a clean, neutral backdrop for a bold mix of bright and deep colors in this playful living room. A plush sectional in rich brown adds depth to the neutral base and provides contrast for the vivid pops of orange. Wall screens powder-coated in orange hang as geometric art.

    • Just One Wall

      If you're hesitant to paint an entire room in a bold shade, opt for using the saturated shade on just one wall. This kid-approved orange gives this boys' bedroom a hint of fun and contrasts nicely with the navy blue lofted bed.

    • Versatile Nook

      Introduce color via beautiful fabrics for a look that's subtle, yet fetching. This formal breakfast nook is suited for dinner parties and Saturday brunch, thanks to drapes that sport a classic patterned in casual, cheery hues. The pretense of the traditional patterned is balanced by its use of coral oranges, butterscotch yellow, sage green and sky blue.

    • Just a Dash

      In a room where textures do the talking, a brief sprinkle of color is all it takes. In this cozy bedroom, trimwork adds dimension to vanilla cream walls and a woven rattan headboard introduce even more texture. Minimal use of orange on the bedding (trimming on white shams and a comforter and a plush velvety throw) stand out while yielding to the other unique elements in the room.

    • Morning Room

      A warm color scheme is right at home in a breakfast room where a jolt of energetic color can help to get a jump on an active day. A range of oranges, from deep russet to light peach surround the banquette, which in turn is bathed in a glow of sunlight and yellow walls. The drum shade of the pendant light fixture incorporates all the colors of the palette.

    • Fabric Focus

      Vivid persimmon fabrics capture the eye in this appealing dining room. An analogous color palette of warm hues supports the bold orange color. Solid yellow fabric covers the curved banquette and pillows in a yellow-on-white pattern with contrasting piping giving definition to the yellow shapes. A russet rug, banded in yellow repeats the color scheme underfoot. Overhead, the chandelier is an energetic design of leafy tendrils in a single matte orange. Sophisticated black elements ground the room.

    • Color Coordinated

      Choosing from within a coordinated collection of colors and patterns ensures foolproof decorating in this enticing living room. The sherbet shades offer a balance of soft tints and intense hues in playful patterns and restful solids. Neutral walls allow the mix of orange, pink, yellow, and green furnishings to take center stage.

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      Colorful Modern

      Tangerine and hot pink combine to give this bedroom an energetic vibe. Black and white are a neutral foundation for the bold color combo, and double mirrors multiply the light throughout the room.

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      All in the Accents

      Graphic tangerine bedding is the focal point in this master bedroom. Other orange accents, such as the statue on the nightstand and the throw pillow, work with the bedding to give the room modern style. Neutral walls and dark furniture provide the perfect backdrop for a bold hue.

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      One Bright Hue

      An attic eave is just enough space for a home office. Low-profile furniture, such as the desk, stainless-steel chair, and miniature table lamp, works well in the small area. A bright orange filing cabinet adds fun and modern flair to the work space.

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      Bold Fireplace

      This fiery orange is the perfect complement to the fireplace. Natural accents, such as the marble fireplace surround and the antique wood mirror frame give the color an earthy feel. Pairing orange and brown is a good way to tone down the bright hue.

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      Better with Color

      Bold splashes of orange and red give this all-white room a new look with little effort. An orange table with modern lines adds a sassy touch to the decor. Underfoot, a graphic red-and-white organic-pattern rug layers on top of a larger sisal floor covering. Solid orange linen throw pillows and a fuzzy throw give the upholstered furnishings a bit of visual punch.

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      The Warmth of Orange

      Goldenrod yellow walls and burnt orange accents work together to give this family room a warm and inviting motif. The solid burnt orange window treatments and throw pillows create a common thread among the patterned chairs, window seat, and ottoman. The bright hue adds both drama and consistency to the room.

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      Small Space, Bold Color Scheme

      Bold accents make a big impact in this tiny space. Two unfinished wood hutches, painted soda pop orange, add display and storage space. The hutches complement the room's blue accent wall. Orange stripes in the window treatments and rug bring all the elements together and add a touch of drama to the space.

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      Orange Crush

      Subtle variations of orange harmonize perfectly in this sunlit living room. From the apricot walls to the peachy curtains, the various shades make the color interesting but not overpowering.

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      Light Bright

      A deep orange adds life to this bedroom. During the day the color is bold and energizing. At night it's warm and cozy. The wooden bed frame, side table, and chair work together to ground the bright walls. The antique blanket chest at the foot of the bed brings together all the colors in the room.

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      Orange Everywhere

      This living room is small on space but long on style with orange sofas and orange walls. An unusual complementary color scheme of orange and blue serves to rev up each hue.

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      Citrus Punch

      If your work space could use an injection of pure energy, bring in some vivid orange paint and fabrics to do the job. Extend the life of old chairs with slipcovers made of orange, pink, and yellow pattern fabric. Rejuvenate a wicker table with tangerine spray paint and create a new striped rug in an afternoon with paint, painter's tape, and a canvas drop cloth. Add some flirty cotton curtain panels and you have a room designed with and for productive energy.

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      Under Cover

      Make an impact with colorful furnishings that don't require permanent commitment. In this lively living room, slipcovers bring saturated color to basic chair and ottoman shapes. A bargain armchair found at an estate sale got a new personality with splashy solid red. A new cube ottoman matches with orange slipcovers banded in red. For a bit of visual relief, the large sofa is slipcovered in plain white. The side table, a tag sale find, gets new life with a coat of bold red paint.

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      Side by Side

      Orange and hot pink make a harmonious pair. A large piece of artwork adds brightness to the white walls. Orange pillows and throws are a warm and cuddly touch. Both shades are present in the one-of-a-kind chandelier.

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      Brighten Your Outlook

      Deep color creates a cozy ambiance in this sitting area. A curvy vine pattern on blue-green wallpaper softens the masculine lines of the dark wood shelving and brown wing chair. To keep the room lively, vibrant orange curtain panels frame the window while orange pillows prevent the chair from becoming a dark mass in the room. Orange accents, such as a small runner on the side table dot the room with the peppy hue.

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      With Complements

      Orange walls dominate the color palette in this dramatic yet inviting dining room. A tone-on-tone pattern adds depth to the energetic vibe and keeps the broad expanse of vibrant wall color interesting. Complementary blue creates a focus in the paired artwork on the wall and brings in a cool note of color to balance the warmth of orange. Frames and furnishings provide solid shapes of black and dark brown to counter the delicacy of the patterns.

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      Juicy Hues

      Vivid, zesty orange is a perfect hue for any room, such as an office, that would benefit from orange's energetic vibe. In this basement craft room/office an adjacent wall in lime green provides a cool contrast to the hot orange but keeps things in the citrus family. Tone-on-tone painted flowers on the orange wall add lively pattern. Slipcovers on the chairs encapsulate the color scheme with powder blue, lime, and orange stripes, introducing the third color, blue, into the mix.

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