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Tangerine Dream: 10 Rooms with Unexpected Color

June 24, 2013 5:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.