Palette & Paints: Childrens’ Room Orange

March 31, 2008 6:14 AM

BY Julie Carlson

From Janet and Julie:

Orange is everywhere these days; we especially like it as a default option for children’s bedrooms (it’s a great alternative to the usual blue or pink).

Below: A neutral room by NY architect Steven Harris punctuated by an Icon Pendant Light in orange by Ferruccio Laviani; $293 at Design Within Reach.

Below, clockwise from top left: Other pendant options include Verner Panton’s iconic Topan Suspension Light, in orange, $268 at Dansk Design; Panton’s Flowerpot Pendant Light in orange, $190.43 at Scandanavian Design Center; and Tech Lighting’s 2Thousand Degrees spun aluminum pendant light (Below, R) with orange enameled interior, $396 at Arcadian Lighting.

Below: A room painted Benjamin Moore Calypso Orange from Domino.


Below: Roy McMakin of Domestic Architecture specializes in brilliant flashes of color, such as this orange window, which would brighten a child’s room.


Below: Unison Martin Duvet and Cases in Citrus; $120 for twin duvet; $28 for standard cases at Design Public.

Below: Ducduc’s Alphabet cotton blanket is a great baby gift; $90 at Design Public.

Below: Orange one-seater beanbag chair, $39 at Land of Nod.

Below:  Kool Kolor File Cabinet with Shelf; $109 Kids Decor.

Below: Riki Watanabe–designed desk clock from Japan; $120 at MOMA store.

Below: Soft and pliable, the J Hook of tinted silicone is perfect for a child’s bedroom; $18 at Design Within Reach.

Below: True Modern Bookcase; $489 from Design Public

Below: The I Think I Canvas Hamper in orange (see far right in photo), $16.95 at the Land of Nod.

Below: Swedish Pappelina plastic rag runner; $129 at Scandinavian Design Center.