When you’re starting a fresh interior design project, one of the most important decisions you have to make is the color scheme. The color palette of a room sets the mood. Some colors encourage quiet reflection; others promote active conversation, while others encourage rest and relaxation. This is why choosing the right color is such an important step. One of the most joyous colors to decorate with is orange, which is why choosing orange rugs for part of your new interior is a great step toward a happy home. But what if orange rugs aren’t quite right for the space you’re working with? Well, today we’re going to talk about just that.
Reflect the World Around You with Orange Rugs
In other posts, I’ve talked to you about the beauty and emotive power of orange rugs. Just as these fresh, beautiful flowers show, orange is a positive, healthy color it’s excellent for interiors where you’re trying to foster collaboration, vitality and comfort.
In some settings, rich with history or personality, orange rugs can be a provocative piece bringing selected details to the foreground during conversation. This transitional space designed by Steven Sclaroff is found in the sprawling Southampton home of contemporary design icons Kate and Andy Spade. Designer Sclaroff used splashes of orange in the vibrant rug to both add subtle interest to the space and make visitors feel energized as they enter the large den through the doorway.
In other interiors, like this Vogue image of the Left Bank apartment belonging to the one and only Mick Jagger, the striking rug is never going to be the star of the show, but the character it imparts to the space is still vital to the overall atmosphere.
Tell Your Story with Orange Rugs
Much like the hand-painted Chinoiserie panels in this vibrant Santa Monica dining room designed by Schuyler Samperton, your interior narrative may find its base in the warm world of orange. Rugs, such as the intricately detailed vintage piece seen above, can play a big part in bringing your story together – their woven nature is a solid allegory for the interlocking world we live in and the details show the fine craftsmanship of this rug and the beauty that lies at the heart of every home.
The living room here, featured in Elle Décor, belongs to none other than Sex and the City author, Candace Bushnell – never short on words or style. The quiet sophistication of a Louis XVI sofa paired with Caio Fonseca’s original Fifth Street Painting CO4.13 flows seamlessly into an orange accented Oushak rug which plays host to a number of unique collectables. The airy room is immediately inviting and rich with intriguing details.
Make a Statement with Orange and Coral
The versatility of orange as a decorative palette, paired with the luxurious utility of quality rugs pack a powerful punch in the art of subtle, and not so subtle, statement making. Whether you’re inspired to go out and paint an amazing accent wall like designer Mary McDonald did in the room above.
Or more interested in seeking out orange rugs as intricately detailed as the carpet of nature itself:
I hope you now have some excellent inspiring ideas on how orange rugs can help you achieve your next interior design objective.