Orange is often associated with a new dawn and is the colour of joy and creativity (maybe that is why I chose it as a colour in my new logo!).
Orange promotes a sense of general wellness and emotional energy and, with us embarking on a new decade, why not introduce a hint of orange into your interior thus creating a happy home with a cheerful mood.
Burnt orange looks great in formal areas, where as lighter orange shades such as apricot or peach are beautiful in bedrooms and living spaces.
Softer shades of orange work well to create a sense of warmth whilst brighter more vivacious tones invoke a sense of energy and can also stimulate the appetite and conversation which is why we often see an orange accent in kitchens and dining rooms.
Orange works well with blues but also looks fresh when teamed up with white and is complimentary with neutral colours such as grey and brown and is harmonious when put with shades of green, yellow and red which are the colours it lies next to on the colour wheel.
If you fancy introducing an orange accent into your home, try to start with a small burst of colour by incorporating some of the ideas below, which you can easily swap or move around if you start to find it a bit over stimulating.
Norse ceramic wall tiles
The Norse ceramic wall tile range from Mandarin Stone comes in a wide spectrum of colours including this soft terracotta ceramic subway tile which looks great in both kitchens and bathrooms.
Poul Henningsen developed the PH 5 in 1958 as a follow-up to his celebrated three-shade system. The fixture emits both downward and lateral light, thus illuminating itself. Available from Louis Poulsen