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Orange Home Fashion Beyond October


Orange plaid goes soft and elegant in this alpaca throw, handmade and available from SERRV.com

Orange and October go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Yet, orange has so much to offer any time of the year, especially during Autumn.

In fact, orange is more popular today than at any time since the 1970s.


Most baths, old or new, have lots of white, so it’s easy to create a simple orange-and-white scheme like this one from apartmenttherapy.com

Orange is at home anywhere you want to encourage socializing, dining or active fun.


Kitchens like this one from apartmenttherapy.com are the most popular place for orange, and no wonder: the color is said to boost appetite and sociability. Here, yellow, white and dove gray team to soften orange without cooling its charisma.

And orange can work with any color scheme.


Want a fast and easy centerpiece? A handmade bowl in warm, polished wood like this one from SERRV.com is the perfect companion to oranges.

In fashion apparel, orange is most flattering on warm-toned skin that tans easily or is golden-brown, but in decorating, I find orange adds an edgy spark to berry, wine and other cool red hues, just as it does to the more typical blue, green or yellow.


Orange and other warm hues in a classic medallion print give this Elaine Smith indoor-outdoor pillow great versatility, at Horchow. Right, bold abstract floral spiked with orange give a wake-up call to any room. At outdoorpillowsonly.com

What’s more, orange is up there with lime, aqua or hot pink as a really easy way to update the most traditional furniture shape, fabric pattern or room decorating scheme. 


Unique undersea coral motif lamp base from Lampsplus.com is even more eye-catching in a fresh orange hue. For extra impact, consider using a pink or peachy shade to cast a flattering glow.

So, give this warm color a try and dial down the thermostat right up until Black Friday!

Diamonds are a home’s best friend where they’re in a cheerful orange-based pattern like this one on the channel-back Sam Moore Annabelle Chair. The traditional channel-back design gets a youthful lift from the kicky print color.


The orange diamond-patterned cover gives a youthful, fun lift to the traditional channel-back Annabelle chair from Sam Moore.

Bittersweet is just different enough to give friendly orange a sophisticated air, as shown on this Sergei Club Chair from Sam Moore. Nailhead trim adds rich glimmer to the glow.


Bittersweet is one of the warmest, most sophisticated shades of orange, as shown on the Sergei club chair.

For a really bold, contemporary punch of orange, try an orange leather on a statement piece like the Davlin sofa from Bradington-Young.

Davlin sofa

The Davlin sofa from Bradington-Young is shown in a bold, fun orange leather.

Taking a more subtle direction, classically elegant patterns are right at home in welcoming warm shades of orange, softened with your favorite neutrals, dark and light, as seen on the Claremont skirted club chair from Sam Moore.

OrangeclaremontThe Claremont, incidentally, is also available as a swivel glider.

You don’t need a lot of orange to make a splash. A shade like charcoal or dark taupe–more interesting than black or brown– gets a lift from just a few spicy pillows on the Eaton Sectional.


A punch of orange accent pillows against a flannel gray fabric such as the Eaton sectional is just enough to spice up your room.

This sunset-hued handmade basket from SERRV.com shows how you can successfully use orange, not only with the expected blue, but with violet and even maroon, too.

serrv_sunset_hued_basketAnd Halloween isn’t the only time to enjoy orange and black. Handmade baskets, trivets and other small-scale accents show how timeless, yet very modern, this combo can be.


These handmade baskets and trivets from SERRV.com show how timeless and modern the orange and black combination is.

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