So you want a home that stands out, and you’ve chosen color as the method to your madness. Good for you! Color is one of the boldest ways to make a statement in your home and not everyone has the “decorating courage” to pull it off. Sometimes, though, the best intentions can go terribly awry if you don’t carefully plan out how a strong color will be incorporated into your life. Although bold colors make for fantastic interior designs, they can feel like unwelcome, overbearing guest is they are allowed to run rampant without complimentary hues to give the room balance and focus.
It’s safe to say that the color orange definitely falls under the category ‘Very Challenging.’ It’s gorgeous and rich, but it doesn’t typically fare well on its own. Orange is kind of like a loud, crazy, vivacious friend. She’s a joy to have around and she makes life fun, but with no else in the room but you two, it’s easy to tire of her quickly! Prevent orange from being obnoxious by taking inspiration from the pretty Peach Faced Love Bird.
Notice how only about ¼ of the bird is the boldest color – the deep and vibrant orange. As the orange is rather dark, and could thus be too intense, balance it by using the warm yellow liberally. Yellow is a lovely choice for paint or furnishings, such as a chaise. Round out the color scheme with a neutral pink that will blend in naturally, especially when used for accessories. Then throw in an unexpected neautral by incorporating a subtle gray-violet such as the color that extends through the end of the bird’s wings.
People will be impressed by your unique choice and the gray-violet will add a touch of sophistication to an otherwise approachable and friendly color pallet. Once the room is complete, it will feel feminine, fresh and bright. So much so, that you just might find yourself on your way to the pet store…to buy a pet bird! Before you grab your keys and purse, though, tell us which animal is your favorite for design inspiration!