It’s officially Autumn and soon the color of the leaves on the trees will be changing, pumpkins will be carved for Halloween and pies will be made from the same colorful gourd. The weather will soon be cool enough that we will also be building cozy fires so does it surprise you, that the color orange fights depression and also cultivates good humor? Don’t these things I just mentioned make you just a little happier after this brutal summer we have endured (at least here in Dallas it was HOT HOT HOT).
As you know from your days playing with Crayolas, orange is a combination of red and yellow. It is a bold color that also expresses excitement & enthusiasm, therefore you should generally use it as an accent instead of a primary color in your decor. Here are a few shots from my own living room (taken this morning with only a single cup of coffee, so don’t get your expectations of photographic and artistic grandeur too high).
Do you see how orange draws your attention? That is probably why construction workers, crossing guards and and prisoners are dressed in orange garb…so nobody misses them! Orange is directly across the color wheel from blue which means if you are wondering how to use the color, you are safe pairing it with almost any shade of blue.
How does orange make YOU feel? How have you used it in your decor?