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Orange is the new black

Orange is the new black Author: Style At Home

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Orange is the new black

A runaway hit on the small screen, Orange is the New Black is making waves all over Canada – who knew the show title’s sentiment would find its way into the design world! A bold hue, orange is a perfect accent colour, bringing character to neutral palettes and turning up the volume on boring spaces.

We love the vibrant colour and it can be found everywhere, from front doors to a throw pillow amongst a sea of white cushions. Here are 10 ways we’re seeing how Orange Is the New Black in the decorating world.

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Orange is the new black

Make an entrance

When it comes to making a statement, let your home’s entryway do the talking. Painted a sweet shade of tangerine, this front door offers a happy welcoming entryway.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Michael Nangreaves

Orange is the new black

Pretty patterns

The bed is more often than not the focal point of the bedroom, so why not make it stand out? An oversized patterned headboard pops even more with its vibrant orange diamond motif.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Stacey Branford, styling by Christine Hanlon

Orange is the new black

Retro revival

This retro chair is given a new lease on life with a muted orange fabric covering the seat. Mix and match your standard dining chairs with this old-school beauty sitting at the head of the table.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Michel Dube

Orange is the new black

Colourful contrast

To make orange home accessories really stand out, pair them against a bold contrasting colour. The navy cabinets and furniture in this cottage make the oranges pop.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Stacey Van Berkel-Haines; styling by Christine Hanlon

Orange is the new black

Artistic addition

If you’re unsure about the colour palette for a new room you’re decorating, look to the art you’ll be hanging to lead the way. The strong orange waves in this painting play a nice contrast against the rich gemstone colours used in the decorating accessories throughout.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Virginia Macdonald

Orange is the new black

Bright and breezy sheers

To cast a naturally warm glow in your home, look to sheer window coverings that let the light shine through. These single panel curtains feature a unique pattern that would make your space look great from day to night. Magical Thinking Scallop Scale Curtain, Urban Outfitters, from $29.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Urban Outfitters

Orange is the new black

Fabulous flooring

Nothing ties a room together or defines a living space like an oversized rug. Bring a bit of colour underfoot with an orange rug, opting for a muted version for a traditional space and a bright and boldly patterned rug  for a more modern home.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Michel Dube

Orange is the new black

Easy accents

If you’re not ready to commit to orange as a main colourway in your space, introduce it into your decorating scheme with a few small accessories that can easily be traded out. Whether it’s a throw blanket, a framed illustration or a faux flower, orange decorating accessories are easy-to-add accents that won’t break the bank if you change your mind on the colour.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Tracey Ayton

Orange is the new black

Lovely lighting

An orange lampshade can produce a pretty garish shade of light, but the same cannot be said for delicate capiz shell chandeliers. Blending in beautifully with a white and pink colour palette, the chandeliers shown above give the room a warm glow and twinkle come nighttime.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Donna Griffith; stling by Tara Ballantyne

Orange is the new black

Bright bedding

Wake up every morning to a bright new day! This hand-stitched modern quilt is a colourful way to dress your bed and ensure you’re waking up to a happy morning. Mahalo Orange quilt, CB2, from $219.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: CB2
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