Tangerine Dream: 10 Rooms with Unexpected Color by

Issue 78 · Heading South · June 24, 2013

Tangerine Dream: 10 Rooms with Unexpected Color

Issue 78 · Heading South · June 24, 2013

I'll admit that I'm a little afraid of the color orange; I just can't quite get it right. Everything in my apartment is neutral, neutral, neutral—it sounds boring but I think it's a good palette to build from. If you're like me and find yourself a little resistant to bold color, here is a jumping off point: 10 ways to use bright, shocking orange color, indoors and out.

Orange Countertop in the Kitchen of Guillerme Torres in Brazil, Remodelista

Above: A bright orange countertop and muted orange floor in the São Paulo kitchen of Guilherme Torres from A Magical Kitchen in Brazil.

Rope Chairs at Fonda Windsor in Melbourne, Remodelista

Above: A graphic, orange painted floor and black and orange rope chairs at Fonda Windsor in Melbourne, Australia.

Orange Candles from Hacienda San Angel, Remodelista

Above: Hot orange taper candles in a traditional chandelier at Hacienda San Angel in Puerto Vallarta, photographed by Kim Johnson of Desire to Inspire.

Haringe Slott Hotel in Sweden, Remodelista

Above: Dark stained wood contrasts against a wall painted in deep orange at Häringe Slott, a castle that functions as a hotel on the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden.

Personality, Not Perfection in Amsterdam, Remodelista

Above: A neon color band is added to the dining-area banquets in an Amsterdam home from Personality, not Perfection, in Amsterdam.

Orange in Ocho al Cubo House, Remodelista

Above: Two bits of orange in a bedroom at Ocho al Cubo House in Marbella, Chile, designed by Sebastian Irarrazaval via ArchDaily.

Gray Concrete and Orange Fixtures in the Shower, Remodelista

Above: A concrete bath with orange Vola fixtures via Iaian Claridge.

Kismet Tiles and Orange Acapulco Chairs, Remodelista

Above: Two bright orange Acapulco Chairs in a Southern California garden. The chairs are by Innit Designs and priced at $475 each from Horne. Photograph from Moroccan Tiles from Kismet.

Garzon Vacation Home in Uruguay, Remodelista

Above: A reddish orange paint is used as a bold accent throughout Andrea Summa and Marlo Trejos' home in the province of Roche in Uruguay from Simply Red: A Vacation House in Uruguay.

Robert Mills Architect in Australia, Remodelista

Above: Orange artwork against concrete at the Sorrento House in Australia by Robert Mills Architects via Mexican Architects.

For more orange inspiration, visit our Room Gallery where you can filter by Orange, Pink, and even Brass & Bronze.

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