Color Chips: Orange, Putty, and White

Color Chips: Orange, Putty, and White

Lily Gahagan
Jul 22, 2008

July 21st, Corner of Valencia and Hill Street
We'd like to call this color "velveteen" as every time we see it (which is happening more and more frequently) it reminds us of the color of a soft little rabbit. The gray-taupe and white get a much-needed boost from the orange...

...but we could see any other warm, bright color working well in its place, too (say a sunflower or lemon grass with more yellow than blue). This color of putty seems to be cropping up a lot, and we like how enveloping and cozy it can make a room feel. The thing to be careful with here is keeping the hues from looking at all army-ish. To avoid that try and look for a light putty with slightly more gray than brown.

As seen at Spork.

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