Using Orange: High, Low, Sophisticated and Fun

Using Orange: High, Low, Sophisticated and Fun

Laure Joliet
Sep 9, 2008

Orange doesn't have to evoke thoughts of pumpkins when used indoors, instead let it be a bold statement, balanced either with sophisticated elements or something a bit more fun. Jump below to see this sofa in a totally different set up along with a more affordable option:

In both living rooms the only thing in common is the orange sofa, but the rooms couldn't have more different feels.

Sophisticated: In a more grown up space, the orange sofa gets back up from darker wood, metal accents and neutrals making the orange stand out but not in a 'hey look at me' way. It becomes more of a sultry orange, if you will.

Playful: Stack bold colors on top of bold colors. Turquoise, hot pink and mustard all carry the same punch that the orange does and all the cozy textures and squishiness help to make the room feel fun and easy.

Affordable: Try your hand at one of these looks by starting with Ikea's Tylosand Sofa in Orange for $900. For a fun look check out this pillow as a start. For a sophisticated look try one of this West Elm Drum Side Table.

What do you think, would you rock orange? Do you rock orange in one of your rooms?

[Images from Living Etc.]

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