Monday, June 6, 2011

Color Palette: Gray and Orange Bedrooms

Gray and Orange: Vibrant Intelligence
The color orange combines the passionate energy of red and the happiness of yellow. Orange embodies creativity, fun, adventure, and excitement and gray is the perfect pairing to cool down this vibrant hue. I collected some examples of these two colors working together in perfect harmony.

Uh-oh. You've probably guessed by now that I love upholstered headboards, especially ones with contrasting welting or nailhead trim. In the example blow the orange upholstered bed really pops against the steel gray walls. The space is further enhanced with fabrics in contrasting black & white. Notice the greek key and check patterned fabrics on the throw and bolter pillows and the zig zag pattern on the area rug. The window treatments and bedding are tied together with grossgrain ribbon trim.
In this bedroom, a lighter gray is used on the walls and bedding, while the use of orange is limited to the side chair and the coral print pillows. Note the desk painted in a cool aqua blue color which is complimentary to this shade of orange.

This modern bedroom with an asian flair brings orange into the space via the throw pillows and chaise lounge. A warm, taupy gray is added to the walls. Orange can also be seen in the coordinating fabric on the roman shades and bolster pillows. Black crown molding in the trey ceiling accentuates the architecture and also ties into the fabric used on the window treatments and bedding.

Here's a great example of a mix-use space. This nursery must also function as a guest bedroom, therefore the sophisticated palette of gray and orange is used to keep the room from looking to childish. A chocolaty brown is introduced through the arm chair, lamp shade, and upholstered headboard to bring more warmth into the space. The argyle wall treatment provides a preppy focal point.

  If you were to use gray and orange in your home, what room would you use it in? Would you play it safe and use gray as the primary color or go all out with orange?
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