Best Colors for Your Home: Orange

Hi there!!  Megan here from Megan Campbell Designs back to bring you another addition of the Color Files!!  You might have seen my other Color Files posts back in January (Navy Blue) and February (Fuchsia).  Well this month….prepare yourself for bright color!!!

Go bold! Decorate with orange to infuse life into any space #Remodelaholic

 Orange can be such a dramatic color…..even in small doses.  Tory Burch is one designer that uses Orange all the time.  Look at her Flagship Madison Avenue store….saturated in deep orange.  I think it is so dramatic…makes me want to be there!!

Tory Burch
Tory Burch Madison Avenue Flagship Store

One of my all time favorite designers, Jonathan Adler also has a love affair with Orange.  In fact….much of his New York apartment is decorated using bright Orange.  It is so fun paired with all of the other bright colors in his home. 

Adler orange bathroom
Jonathan Adler bathroom via Lonny

I love this fun area of Jonathan Adler’s apartment.  Love all of the different colors and textures that he adds to his space….super fun. 

Adler house with orange
Jonathan Adler Apartment via Lonny

How about Orange in the  kitchen??  Could you handle these cabinets everyday?? 

Orange Kitchen
Paul Threadgold via Apartment Therapy

Or these gorgeous Orange lacquered kitchen cabinets……

orange lacquer cabinets
BD Home and Design via Houzz

One last room that I had to share….one of my favorite Husband/Wife design teams…the Novogratz. They are known for bright/bold colors.   What do you think of this intense bedroom….total color saturation?

Orange Saturated Room
Bedroom designed by Sixx Designs

If total saturation of Orange is too much…..then good news.  We are seeing Orange in many accessories such as rugs, lighting and pillows….Sometimes using a color like Orange for accessories or small touches in a room can be enough color. 

I keep dreaming about these orange chairs……How cool would they be around the Ikea Docksta table??

orange accent chair
Bunny Chair via One King’s Lane

I love this Orange rug….it would be perfect in a bedroom or dining room…..

Orange Rug
Zuna Orange Rug via Wayfair

Or this super fun Orange lamp….how cute would this be in a bedroom paired with a softer blue or bright pink??

orange teardrop lamp
Jonathan Adler Capri Teardrop Lamp

 Pillows are always a fun and inexpensive way to add a punch of bright color as well.

Tonic Living orange pillow
Pillow from Tonic Living

 I have also noticed some of the big fabric brands bringing back fun Orange fabrics.

These would  be so pretty on a chair, pillows or even as fun curtains…

orange schumacher fabric
Sunriza by Schumacher

 I love this Amy Butler fabric for a kids room.  How fun would bedding or curtains be out of this fabric??

Amy Butler Orange Dot Fabric
Amy Butler Lotus Fabric

And some examples of rooms that have used Orange as an accent color instead of the main color…..

DecorPad Orange Striped Curtains
Janie Molster via DecorPad


orange headboards
Room by Palmer Weiss

And one last one……

Orange Wallpaper
Caitlin Wilson Design via DecorPad

I hope that this post has inspired you to think a little “outside of the box” as far as using bold colors.  People seem to be afraid of bold color sometimes, but whether used as your main color or an accent, color can be so pretty.   I really do believe you can have a fabulous space, without spending a ton of money….bright colors are one way this can be achieved.  A lot of bang for your buck…..

…until next month…please stop on by Megan Campbell Designs and check me out!! 

Be Well,



 Looking for a little more orange inspiration?

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  1. I LOVE orange! I painted my laundry room orange because I want a color that makes me happy when I have to be in there. My butler’s pantry and my bedroom are also orange.

  2. Orange is a very strong, and energetic color! It kind of goes the same for Green! But any rooms in a house that has a lot of orange seem to be the happiest places in the house! At night it’s settle, but during the day it’s very bright and soothing!

    I think the best area for a big Orange colored room would be the kitchen! But then again, in the kitchen a lot of colors go great in. Great article, keep them coming and I’ll be sure to keep coming back to read them!

  3. We actually have one accent item in orange in EVERY room. I love mixing it up, but still kind’ve tying it all together with a similar yer far-from-boring POP of color. 🙂

  4. I just painted a small room orange,, I LOVE IT!! It is a feel good color.. Now I am just trying to figure out what other colors to go in it,.. thinking tans , browns and blues.. those are the colors in the rest of the house..