While color is undoubtedly one of the most important elements in interior design, adding color can be a complex task with an endless array of possibilities. At Schumacher, we want to make the process a little easier by spotlighting various color trends. After all of the attention it has received this year from The Pantone Color Institute and fashion runways alike, we think there is no better way to kick off our series than by highlighting the “it” color of the moment, orange.
Long associated with wealth and status, orange has held a prominent place in the history of color. In England, during the Elizabethan Era, only the royal elite were permitted to wear this luxurious hue. While in ancient Buddhism orange represented the strength, dignity and wisdom of the Buddha.
Today, orange’s exuberant energy pops in both traditional and modern spaces. Whether it is used to accent a neutral interior or fill a room as a bold statement, orange captivates as the focal point of any space.
“I love the color orange because of the optimistic energy and vibrancy it brings to a room,” says Schumacher Creative Director Susan North, “orange is the happiest color in the spectrum.”
Traditionally, orange has been paired with shades of brown, but a recent trend has emerged contrasting orange with charcoal grey creating a sophisticated, modern feel. Orange mixed with crisp whites brighten a room, while orange with complementary teal and blue or analogous hues of raspberry and pink makes an incredible statement in an often unexpected way.
So go on! Give your room, and for that matter yourself or your client, a pick-me-up and add a little orange flair to your living space.
Inspiring Schumacher oranges:
Kasari Ikat in Terra Cotta, 5005994
This graphic wallcovering features a lively chevron pattern with a warp-printed appearance. The bold terra cotta color against a wall creates an exotic yet sophisticated feel.
Trina Turk Indoor | Outdoor Collection
From modern and sophisticated patterns to subtle texture and fashion-derived color palettes, the orange hued fabrics in Trina Turk’s latest collection are perfect for a range of interior and exterior spaces. Featured: Carmel Coastline Print in Tangerine, 174695; Kalaheo Print in Hibiscus, 174662; and Beauty Bark Print in Cerise, 174714.
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