Remodeling Color Spotlight: Orange
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Since it’s October 1 today, we thought it would be fun to showcase the color that is synonymous with the month of October — orange. It’s not just for pumpkins anymore. When it comes to home décor, orange is hot!
The fiery color has made a big comeback in the past few years, and it’s now popping up in homes everywhere. In its fall trends forecast, Pantone specifically called out burnt orange, which is the earthy color of fallen leaves, as a hot color for fall. But all shades of orange — pumpkin, apricot, burnt orange, melon, coral, terra cotta, and so on — have seen a resurgence.
There are some rules for decorating with orange, as choosing the right tone can be tricky and using too much of it can overwhelm a room. But when done right, it can really add that “wow” factor. This San Diego Union-Tribune article offers some great tips, such as using warmer orange tones to create a cozy atmosphere and lighter tones to act as a neutral.
Want to see how some real homeowners have used orange to punch up their home décor? Here are some orange rooms that we’re seriously crushing on, all from Dueling Digs: