Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Much Ado About Orange.

I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and are having an great 2012 so far!

We are finally moving to the new apartment this month and we bought a new sofa for it the other day.

The sofa that we currently have is orange. Yes, orange. I actually love it, but we wanted a new one so it wouldn't be so lonely and Brian was convinced that we wouldn't be able to find anything to match an orange sofa. I had said that I wanted an off-white or ivory sofa, but he just couldn't imagine it matching.

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We ended up finding a lovely ivory leather one that we were both really happy with, and I pulled up these images for Brian to see that orange can indeed work with white/ivory. We also bought a grey rug from Crate and Barrel earlier, so I also wanted to show him that grey and orange could harmonize nicely too.

What do you think? I will be sure to post pics of our place when we're all settled.

(images from Design Sponge, Coco Cozy, Decor Pad, and James Geer).

23 comments:

Kelly J. R. said...

I think orange and ivory look GREAT together! Besides, orange is the color of the year so you HAVE to make it work :)

lisaroyhandbags said...

How fun! Love that combo - it's going to look great :)

Natalie Nicole said...

Orange is so refreshing, and I think that's because many people (outside of interior designers) are afraid to take that risk. And as you just proved, it's more versatile than we think :) Good luck shopping!

Mekkan said...

Great! This combination looks great. More than anything else, I think you can count on your own good taste of colors.

Anna of IHOD said...

I wouldn't choose orange as my first choice in interiors but these have me thinking otherwise. I am loving that rug! Beautiful!

Sarah said...

I love that color combo! Sometimes men are just visual & literal and need to see examples to be convinced. Great job!

amy b.s. said...

i am loving these color combos! i did our bedroom in grey, orange and white and love it.

.........my messy girlfriend said...

these looks beautiful.. i love the colour orange.. i think its a great colour combination,cant wait to see the photos:)
x
ginella

Gloria said...

I love those photos of Shelley Goldberg's home - how stunning! You definitely can't go wrong with this color palette!

Anita said...

Well, since orange is my absolute favorite color, I say that it sounds lovely! Can't wait to see pics!

Samantha Chu Ramage. said...

i once had a gocart orange bedroom- ha, so i am a fan! i have an old orange chair from my nana that looks fabulous with our ivory sofa. it can work!

xo
sami

Daisy said...

Orange is not my favorite but these look great! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Carmen @ Forgotten Fancies said...

I think orange works great with ivory and grey. I can't wait to see what you have done to your new apartment!

Sey said...

the pictures showed how orange and ivory white perfectly jive with each other. It's something fresh and relaxing.

Phoenix said...

Orange, white, and grey go awesome together! As you know, I'm super pale, and I think I own maybe ONE orange item in my entire closet. BUT - I add a grey vest I have, and bam, I don't look sea-sick anymore. :)

Can't wait to see your living space!!

Sarah Mina said...

I'm not brave enough to have an orange piece of furniture, but I do love orange for home accents and accesories!

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Teresa said...

Wonderful choice.

Tangerine Tango will be - according to Pantone and Dionne - the color for 2012.

And nothing adds warmth and happy like an orange hit here and there. Trust your instinct, D. As sweet as Brian is - he really is - he's also a guy ;) not much color beside white, grey and black ahahaha (they can't even spot the odd orange and red brought by the swimsuit on Sports Illustrated Cover XD)

Go Girl!

tender b. said...

We bought a sofa that took months to come. Glad yours wasn't such an ordeal. What happened to the orange one?

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I love settling in a new home ... have fun. I can't wait to see the photos. Don't forget to rest, too.

Fondly,
Glenda

avant garde design said...

i know it will be amazing, after all they are all very organic colors, they will blend really well together. can't wait to see pictures once you have it the way you like ;) have a relaxing weekend!

LBB said...

Never thought about orange that much for decorating but I love it! It is cheery & lovely! :)

Looking Glass said...

Can't wait to see it! Of course ivory would look beautiful with orange. Sometimes boys just don't get it ;-p

~ Clare x

Zoe said...

I think the orange looks lovely in these photos. I'm unsure why but it is a colour I am very cautious to use!