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Depending on the shade, orange can add a myriad of effects to any room. A vibrant, citrus hue can enliven a room, while a deeper shade of pumpkin can add a lovely warmth. Browse through our collection of orange rooms to find your inspiration.
A sunset's colors look best in the bedroom, where burnt oranges and warm yellows make this room warm and enveloping.
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Enliven a Bookcase
Paint the backs of bookcases in vibrant colors -- or just line them with colored paper -- to make your case pop.
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An orange paper lantern can give a room the feeling of a summer sunset, even well into the winter. The warm oranges hung over this dinner table make even weekday dinners feel alfresco.
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Orange as an Accent
Fabric storage boxes bring organization as well as a dose of color. Use fabric glue and a brush to enliven coordinating ones with vivid grosgrain ribbon.
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In theory, we all know how to paint a room. Dip a brush or roller in a color and spread it over the wall. But painting neatly and efficiently is a skill most of us could brush up on. We have a basic guide to the essential tips and techniques to get the job done.
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In this retro-style kitchen, an orange theme was an easy choice because it made the owner happy. Her go-to hue effectively sets the tone for the room, from the citrus-printed Roman shade to the tangerine espresso maker. The motif peaks in the room's border, a series of pictures of kids eating fruit hung above the cabinets.
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In this living room, a pair of orange-chenille wall hangings pick up the same bright shade that is used in this home's kitchen. To see the kitchen, take the tour below.
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In this living room, Philippe Starck chairs sit next to a weathered celadon cabinet. The pale-orange walls unite this unexpected pair.
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This sun-dappled room is what made the apartment's owner first fall in love with the space.
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Muted fabrics and finishes are the perfect canvas for highlighting color. Here, splashes of reddish orange help create a modern feel.
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Repeating two bright colors unifies the varied look of this bed, and the bedroom overall.
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Think about diversity when working with lavish tones, strategically placing brighter pieces throughout to avoid overwhelming a space.
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This traditional English-style foyer, painted pumpkin orange, offers a warm welcome to all who enter. Paired with plenty of whites -- the wainscoting, ceiling, risers, trim, and balusters -- the walls feel crisp, particularly when outlined with brown grosgrain ribbon (which is adhered with craft glue). The warm browns of the wood harmonize well with orange, animating and restraining it.
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An iron garden table is painted an irrepressible orange -- perfect for waking up at the breakfast table with orange juice, cantaloupe, and marmalade. Window seats are made cozy with cushions covered in mocha-colored canvas and piping in another fresh orange.
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A hot orange in carefully modulated doses visually organizes disparate elements in this formal living room. A pillow, a console, a coffee table, and picture mats all wear the same vivid hue. Chinese porcelain -- the lamp and two lidded jars -- adds accents in a similarly intense shade. The sofa sports stripes of peach and orange; the Sultanabad carpet with strong orange elements is handwoven.
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The dove gray of a bookcase tames the vibrant orange shelves and interior; the armchair's dusty-orange velvet upholstery is toned down by a cream-and-pale-green side table. It's easy to add orange shades with a flower arrangement like this clutch of coral roses.
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You can start off on a small scale by customizing a neutral room with a few coordinated accessories: a spicy-orange bedspread, terra-cotta Roman shades, and a curry-colored lampshade.
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