Infusing a Pop of Orange into a Gray Space

Infusing a Pop of Orange into a Gray Space

Jess Watson
Oct 21, 2009

We admittedly have color on the brain this month, but still remain apprehensive about going full on rainbow in a space. Since we are a bit more on the conservative side, we prefer a neutral with a side of bright. One of our all time favorite combos is gray and's modern and neither masculine nor feminine yet both warm and cool.

Gray has seen an increase in popularity as a paint color for rooms as it is versatile and wide ranging. It varies from pale grays to rich charcoals and from warm shades with brown undertones to cool hues with bluish undertones. When paired with a bright accent color, it instantly goes from hohum to chic.

Since gray will almost always recede to the background, orange inevitably pops from the space. By using orange accent pieces to add interest, they will also help to create movement around your space as the eye will naturally wander from one pop to the next.

(Image credits: 1 - Patrick Cline, Lonny Magazine; 2 - Colleen Duffley, Metropolitan Home; 3 - Deborah Burke via; 4 - Made by Girl! via decor pad; 5 - Arkitek Axis via Contemporist; 6 - LivingEtc; 7 - CB2; 8 - plastolux; 9 - decor pad; 10 -

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