Do you remember the 70s with their orange wallpapers? Orange was everywhere. My mother loved orange, so we had it all over our apartment back in Switzerland. For my taste that much orange color was just overwhelming. Today my mother’s favorite color is green, phew.
Nevertheless, don‘t hesitate to add some orange spots in your tiny house, small apartment, RV or even houseboat. It definitely will lighten up your rooms in a very sunny way. Here are some tips for you about how to use orange as design color in your home.
These are the psychological effects of orange: Orange is about playfulness and fun and encouraging social interaction. It‘s said to stimulate the appetite. Another aspect of orange is that it represents comfort and according to feng shui rules feelings of abundance. These aspects are very important for every tiny living space.
As with every color there are negative characteristics about it if it‘s used in an overwhelming manner. For orange these characteristics are appearing too careless and creating feelings of deprivation.
There are different tones of orange, you will need to find the one that‘s most appealing to you and your home. If you want to intensify the orange color, combine it with blue, its complementary color. For a very fresh look combine orange with yellow. Choose orange for your home when you wish for stimulation or motivation. It’s recommended to not use orange in rooms where you want to relax or sleep.
A great use of orange is to paint parts of your walls creating thus an accented wall. This works the best if your room is otherwise mostly white. Place some white furniture in front of your orange wall, this look creates a feeling of warmth and cleanness. Of course, if you can‘t paint your walls, such as in an apartment, get an orange window curtain for a similar effect for the eye.
Another great use of orange is to just add it here and there as eye-catching spot. This can be as big as a sofa with an orange sofa slipcover or as small as a vase with orange flowers. In an otherwise calmly colored room these orange splashes will add excitement and joy. And with a sofa slipcover you keep your freedom to change your home color scheme as you wish. The same goes of course with window curtains.
Generally the best room to use orange is the kitchen. You can add orange to the splash back areas or as cover for the cabinets. Together with the silver and gray of the kitchen appliances the orange will create a modern and invigorating look.
Solid Color Vinyl Self Adhesive Peel Stick Wallpaper
- Material: self adhesive solid color vinyl
- Ideal for countertops, tables, floors, cabinets, doors, walls
- Fade resistant, high glossy, water resistant
- Easy to apply to any smooth surface
- Size: 24“ x 79“
Really nice! It took a bit to figure out the best way to apply this to the counters, but looks really nice now.
Solid Orange Sheer Curtains (Pack of 2)
- Orange sheer in 2 piece
- 100% polyester
- Size: 58“ x 84“
Purchased these to go into my new bohemian-style bedroom. What a perfect addition! Color is very vibrant and sizing was as stated!
Vibrant color – makes my living room feel warm and cozy!
HOLY COW these are BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL!!! I just ordered my second orange pair and am considering getting some lime green ones for another room. GOSH I LOVE THESE!!!
1-Piece Spandex Stretch Orange Sofa Slipcover
- Jacquard spandex fabric
- Elastic corners to fit better
- Suitable to 99% common sofa
- Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
- Measures up to 72“ – 92“ wide
This sofa slipcover is super quality. I immediately installed it on my (old leather) couch and it fit perfectly – and it was easy. I am really impressed (and pleased) by the quality of this slipcover and highly recommend it for giving your sofa a fresh, new look.
Took five minutes to install and does the job well. This is a perfect fix for a sofa that still has life in it despite the peel. Will use until I move and find a new sofa replacement.
Absolutely love these! Ordered the couch and love seat cover. Completely updated my livingroom.