How to Design Chic Interiors with Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs

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The versatility of orange rugs and orange, in general, is astonishing. Whether you're looking to give a previously decorated room a little more 'va-va-voom' or are completely starting from scratch, using one of the many hues of orange such as coral and tangerine can make all the difference between enhancing your palette and allowing it to be just so-so. Read More

Three Chic Ways to Transform a Room with Orange Rugs

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Orange has gotten a bad reputation over the years; think hunting vests, traffic cones and day-glo shag rugs. Yet orange is a truly versatile color that can create an array of looks. On the warm color spectrum, the collection of orange tints, shades and hues have a chameleon-like capability to match the aura you want to create. Orange rugs can mimic the effects of the other colors on the warm color palette. Orange rugs can have the vibrancy or stateliness of red, the sunny disposition of yellows and the chic or modern look of pinks. Since orange is a color that also always has a character all its own, it certainly lives up to the adage described by legend jeweler Harry Winston: “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” Read More

How to Decorate Fearlessly with Orange Rugs

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If you believe that decorating with orange rugs is something only a nostalgic hippy with a penchant for shag carpeting would do, you will be surprised to learn that the color soothsayers at Pantone named Tangerine Tango as the 2012 color of the year. Since there is sometimes a lag before colors forecasted by Pantone begin to show up in women's fashion and even a longer lag before high end orange rugs begin appearing, you are well ahead of the fashion curve if you are contemplating decorating with orange rugs. You will be happy to learn that orange is one of the most flattering colors on the color wheel. In varying hues, it works with just about every skin tone and color scheme. You can saturate a room with it, or use it sparingly via little bursts of color sprinkled around the room. It's a color for both the color-proud and the color-phobic. You can try it on its own or with complementary colors like yellow or contrasting colors such as blue and green. It can be infused into traditional design or take center stage in a modern aesthetic style.  Read More

How to Decorate in Style with Orange, Grey and Beige Rugs

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Mary McDonald's new Chinois Palais fabric for Schumacher is being advertised in a room which has a grey and white geometric rug. While this room looks eye catching, it feels cold. This is because grey hs been used in a large area of the geometric rug. If grey had been used in smaller amounts such as in pillows, it would have created an attractive pop, without making the room feel cold. Read More

Mona Berman Modernizes Tradition with Orange Rugs and Red Rugs

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The next issue of Traditional Home Magazine will feature the work of Mona Ross Berman  named one of the '10 New Trad Designers' of 2012. I was so impressed by Mona Ross Berman's unexpected, colorful and modern twist on traditional decorating with orange rugs and red rugs that I decided to focus today's post entirely on Mona's refreshing approach. Read More

16 Chic Interiors: How to Decorate with Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs

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Updated August, 2016. Orange, Coral and Tangerine have recently been hits on the fashion runways in Paris, Milan and London and we even see celebrities appearing in orange. So you might think that orange is a new fashion color. But just look at the rooms from the 1960's and 70's by legendary decorators Billy Baldwin and David Hicks and you will see that orange rugs, coral rugs, terracotta rugs, tangerine walls, and citrus colored fabrics were just as fashionable in the 60's and 70's as they are today with decorators such as Jamie Drake, Mary McDonald, Katie Ridder and David Easton... The 16 stylish interiors in this post show us how to decorate with orange rugs and with the many mellower shades of orange. Read More