Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The colour orange.

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My fascination with the colour orange is borderline obsessive. Seriously, i have to remind myself that there are other colours on the colour wheel. As a warm color orange is a stimulant — stimulating the emotions and even the appetite. Orange can be found in nature in the changing leaves of fall and the setting sun. It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance. It is said that people who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere(i am thoughtful and sincere:-)).

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Home: white open plan kitchen/dining room/area; wood flooring orange Corian island unit, sink, leather chrome stools, blue anodized steel storage cupboards.  Not used L etc 11/2005 p76. Real home
Real Home:  kitchen, bold colour orange, dark wood ebony macassar pattern veneer units, storage cupboards, stainless steel worktop, splashback. Pub orig  L etc 12/2005 p26 real home
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What a great way to start off the month of September! These exuberant splashes of orange beckons in the fall and also echoes the summer. Therefore, it doesn’t matter which season you’re about to experience, you can still appreciate the colour orange. Maybe you’re not obsessed with it like i am, but do you have the colour orange in your own home? Happy Wednesday and the CSN winner will be announced tomorrow. Thank you all for the enthusiastic participation! xx

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45 comments :

  1. Hi Stacey! Did you know that the color orange is the official color for our Royal Family in the Netherlands? Anything that is festive (soccer, Queensday april 30th, etc.) is celebrated in lots of Orange. So, yes I like orange but not in my house I think... Maybe I should try it? Thanks for this posts, really nice to see orange represented!
    Maureen
    x

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  2. I really like a bit of orange in a room ....But I dont have anything in that colour...Hmmm...After looking at those photos I am going to look into getting a cute orange armchair:)hahaha...Thanks:)
    Hugs and kisses,sweetie

    ps: I am hosting a lovely GIVEAWAY, so please join in:) …I bet you will love it!!!

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  3. omg
    Thanks so much for these pictures
    they're gorgeous, I love orange too
    and I was looking for some inspiration because I'm (re)decorating my room
    thanks, I'm saving some pictures, hope you don't mind

    Marley

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  4. I didn't come around to orange until I was designing my current home. I fell hard. Now we have two orange chairs in our living room and pops of it throughout the house. Don't know why I thought I didn't like it for so long.

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  5. that one orange chair in the white room is so cool!!
    love this post.

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  6. ooh, I love that bed and the bench. Lovely pics!!

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  7. my bedroom used to be "go cart orange"!!! i should have just done an accent wall. love this post :)!!!

    xo
    sami

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  8. I LOVE how warm orange makes everything look here. I never thought about it much for decor (maybe haunted by too many fast-food restaurant oranges :)), but this is convincing me otherwise! The bedroom with the tufted headboard is especially dreamy-dreamy :) (Sigh)

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  9. I'm a big fan of orange. I think it started way back when with a minor Hermes obsession when I was little :)

    That kitchen is absolutely amazing and I also love that bedroom. I have it saved in my inspiration folder too :)

    Hope you're having a lovely week xoxo

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  10. I love orange and some of these pictures are breathtaking!! Love the energy and warmth, and look forward to a lot of orange yummy posts all the way till Halloween!

    xx C

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  11. I thought I liked orange as an accent color but I am in LOVE with the while bedroom and orange wall-

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  12. Perfect Orange post for Sep 1st Stacey!
    Loving the open space on the 2nd pic there~

    xo

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  13. WOW!!! gorgeous gallery hun!!! i love it! Orange is such an amazing accent color, that bedroom with the orange wall and white bed is a dream. xoxo!

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  14. This is something we don't have in common, Stacey! ;)

    I am glad there are people like you who appreciate orange, cause I am not its biggest fan. :)

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  15. Fab orange round up, Stacey! I'm loving the orange foot stall best!

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  16. Orange is great - I see it as more of an accent color. My sister is pretty obsessed with it too! It's a fun color, so why not?! ;)

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  17. This is great! I love orange. I gives so much energy. Makes me happy!

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  18. That bedroom is to die for! Orange reminds me of Hermes, which I adore! XX!

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  19. i usually hate orange. but this might have made me change my mind!!!!!! i looooove these pictures!

    allisterbee.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm obsessed with purple at the moment but orange is very nice as well. Very fresh and sporty somehow!
    And the table in the room with the purple floral wallpaper is just amazing!

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  21. Oh I love the pops of orange so happy!!!

    Luvs!

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  22. oh i adore orange....we did a beautiful orange/gold wallpaper in our powder room! and I have an orange rug!!! love your pics!!!
    naina

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  23. i love that chair from that first image... like a great sculpture!

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  24. oh my goodness!!! i love that steel gray sofa with the orange ottoman- it looks amazing! hmm.. i might need to add orange into my living room.. but mine is brown and blue, so that might not work..

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  25. Kindred soul! I don't know how you found me, but I've had the same orange obsession for years. I don't know who has written about psychology of color, and why we respond to color, but I'm learning at color blogs. I've had orange in my personal space since my first college apartment, and it still here, at the age of 55.
    Thank you for visiting us,
    We will follow you...
    All the Best,
    Liz, Viive, Benji
    Liz here,

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  26. What beautiful color! I agree with, orange is an amazing color in a room. I have a friend whose living room walls are orange with white furniture and hints of black.... absolutely gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful images.

    xo

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  27. i absolutely loved your ideas and colours and stuff. You're very creative! I love this blog. Keep on doing nice works! :)

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  28. Hi stacey,
    first I wanna thank you so much for putting my blog to your blog list...
    Sorry for my absent, lately.. I'm feeling a little bad after my son left... hope next time will be better and going to normal again...

    It's always fun to come here, Stacey!!
    I love orange.., all pics above were really gorgeous as usual, but I prefer the orange wall as the back-ground of the white bed...Looked so cool!!

    happy Wednesday too to you!!
    hugs,
    nensa

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  29. I love that orange on the wall in that bedroom! It is such a beautiful color, especially with everything else being white! Orange has been really catching my eye lately. I really love it.

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  30. i'm almost scared to say it, but i usually can't stand orange. but somehow, these pictures made me want to go paint my bed room wall right now. the one with the white bed and chandelier might just be me next home decorating inspiration. pretty post!!

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  31. Loved all of the pictures. Modern and inspiring!
    Have to admit I´m not really in to the color orange, other than in nature. You might get to see some orange color in my home around Halloween or so and I could consider having some decorative pillows with organge in it. It´s a happy color and I´m sure it has good impact on us humans and I´m now also convinced that people who like the orange color are thoughtful and sincere, a great match(guessing I´m not one of those lucky ones...:))

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  32. I definitely got my vitamin c for the day! You chose some amazing images. I am such a fan of orange :) Even if I wasn't, I would be now!!

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  33. Hi Stacey,
    Well, I think that you are very brave, using orange. I'm a colour scardy cat and stick to whites and beiges !! Boring, I know. These rooms look wonderful so, I must get my act together and get into colour !!
    Many thanks for your comment. Italy was wonderful but, I'm always glad to be home. XXXX

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  34. Haha. A little bit of orange really does liven up a room, doesn't it? I just moved, so I have all this empty space. I think I should add an orange chair, or maybe an orangle floor lamp (If I can find one) or something.
    I wish I had the capcity and the resources to add an orange staircase. Now that would be so cool!

    ~Zabrinah

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  35. Oh my gosh I don't even know where to start, these are gorgeous!

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  36. Yep, orange is a favorite color of mine too. I'm especially loving it paired with gray... such a modern feel!

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  37. Hi Stacey, I am never really drawn to orange but I must confess these photos are wonderful and the colour looks great in each room. I'm not sure if you know of Nichole at Little Brown Pen but she's just posted an orange series on her blog. You should take a peek!

    http://littlebrownpen.blogspot.com/2010/09/orange.html

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  38. You make me crave orange, or rather to live in either the second or third photos -- such amazing spaces... with just the right amount of color for me. A great, warm color that I cannot get enough of :)

    xo

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  39. Great examples. I love orange! It is one of those colours that you can smell as well as see.

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  40. Le da un toque cálido al espacio en que se ubica... ademas que de una u otra forma influye en el comportamiento de las personas.

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  41. Any idea where you can get that orange ottoman/coffee table from in the second last picture? I LOVE it!!

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  42. Ahhh! :D I'm so glad to see I'm not the only one obsessed with the color orange. By far my favorite and I'm getting more and more things that are orange.

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  43. I loooooove orange !
    your design is amazing, love it ;)

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