Friday, March 20, 2015

Orange Crushing - 10 Coastal Decorated Spaces

Maybe it's because I am from the grey, rainy Pacific Northwest, and I just crave color to escape the
low flying clouds.

Even after I left 5 years ago!

Seriously though, I think that orange shades (rust, tangerine, coral etc.)  in home decorating could be a new "neutral". Just about every other shade of the color spectrum coordinates well with a little creativity and imagination.  

Remember, it's your home, and do what makes you feel happy - regardless of any "rules"! Be bold and daring to create your space to reflect you and your family.

Adding highlights of orange can make all the difference between a "ho-hum" entrance and a coastal foyer space with a light and happy feel of warmth!

Blue and white is a  super "safe" (boring) choice in decorating, and definitely makes a fun beach house less "fun".  Be bold, and a pop of orange, like with this intriguing mirror. Voila' - your foyer is instantly welcoming. (sorry - not sure of the source!)

Same idea; symmetrical aqua and glass lamps with driftwood and distressed beach cottage furniture = safe. Add practical, but interesting boxes in orange and the space take on a whole new meaning! (Erin Glennon Interiors - source)

Love this idea!  All neutral sea grass, white and dark wood - then add a simply foyer table in deep orange.  Completely changes the feel from "so-so" to Hot! (Nina Liddle Design)

Then let's talk about navy blue and orange - check out these living rooms!

 From Coastal Living Magazine - love love love the way these vintage life rings were framed! Hmmm... gives me an idea. I DO have 3 of these orange life preservers hanging in my garage.

Simply adorable space!  Love the total infusion of color, sea grass rugs and "beachy art" juxtaposed against the lush velvet sofa.   Must see the whole space - profiled on House of Turquoise!


From HGTV and designer Darcie Goodman.  Can't beat the view, but the room is extra special with the orange pillows to add that extra feel. Otherwise I think this space would feel a little cold - needs the tangerine pillows (also like that they are not "sea themed"!)  to balance out the blue and white.

Or if you prefer, (my fave!) there is always turquoise and orange combined...

Big colors and beachy from DuJardin Design!  Love the whales too

(If you need a whale, I might be able to help you out...  see our latest Moby below!)

Jane Coslick Cottage, of course! House of Turquoise 

 Love the seashells, abstract art and rustic feel coffee table.  Great cottage room!


Color Drunk Designs - wow.  Those deep orange chairs are a strong statement in this room but I kinda like them!

Lots more of inspiration on our Pinterest Board - Crushing on Orange!  Saving bedroom ideas for one of my next blog posts.

Have a wonderful weekend -

PS  Did you see our orange striped pillows in the HGTV Magazine this month (April 2015 Issue)?  So excited to have 2 of our fun Surya Pillows featured!  Check them out at Caron's Beach House 


















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