Color Smitten: Bittersweet & Zinc

Hello friends! I know we are still in the throes of Summer, but I can’t help but be drawn to these warm autumnal colors, Bittersweet and Zinc.  I love all the varying shades of orange, from the palest apricot to a rich warm rust.  I know many clients shy away from this color for fear of it feeling juvenile or Halloween-ish.   But paired with grays and cream, orange can become sophisticated and luxurious.

 

bittersweet & zinc

 

Oh how I would love to be bold enough to try a persimmon lacquered ceiling.

Gray orange

Designer Jeffrey Bilhuber

Mary McDonald, who is known for her use of rich bold color, has a beautiful kumquat orange fabric from her Schumacher line.

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Mary McDonald- Schumacher 

 

I love these more relaxed patterns from Thibaut in soft grays and orange.  These would be great in a kids playroom or a kitchen breakfast nook.

Thubaut

Thibaut

And this room just makes me want to sit with a hot cup of tea and a captivating novel.

Belgian Pearls

Belgian Pearls

This space is probably my favorite.  It has a luxurious feel  but with a touch a masculinity.

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Its all in the details, orange drapery panels with a contrasting gray and white banded edge.

traditional home

Traditional Home 

Bittersweet and zinc

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So, how about you?  Would you try some orange in your decor or do you have visions of pumpkins and Home Depot?

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3 thoughts on “Color Smitten: Bittersweet & Zinc”

  1. nancy says:

    I’ve been contemplating using orange in my twin boys’ room. I was thinking of incorporating it with the navy and white that’s in there now but now that I see this….hmmmm…its making me think of going gray with orange instead. very masculine feel. of course now that they’re {nearly} ten they have to approve of changes in there but I think this is one change they’d definitely both vote for. 🙂

    1. Amanda Eck says:

      I agree- I think Gray & Orange can be very masculine! Im sure they will love it!

  2. jennifer schoenberger says:

    Orange all the way sister!!!!! xoxo good stuff!

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