Surprisingly it turns out that orange is one of my favourite colours. Why am I surprised?
Well, because I have no orange in my home, not one cushion, accessory, lamp, nothing! But if I look at other things I own, handbags, dresses, ipod, luggage there is a lot of it & given the option I will always pick orange.
You can be in love with a colour but it doesn’t mean you have to have it in your home furnishings. I believe that when it comes to chosing a colour palette for your home or a room, you dont have to use your “favourite” colour.
There are always so many other ways to express yourself in the colour you love. I like to wear mine. You are not betraying your personality or relationship with that colour if you don’t use it in your home.
The other hand if you want to bring that colour in, by all means use it till your heart is content. If it is a bold colour like orange try using it in accessories or fabric rather than on the walls
This room by Tobi Farley, a fabulous designer in the US who has a great talent in adding colourful pieces to a room that create drama and interest. Most of her rooms feature very neutral paint on the walls with splashes of bold colour, like this bedroom featuring orange.
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