Monday, May 4, 2009

Colorful Home ~ Orange & Brown

Photo Credits:
Orange Flower ~ Anna Greece
Orange & Brown Room ~ Inspiring Decor

One of my favorite contemporary color schemes is brown, orange, and cream. I enjoy this Monday series because it's fun for me to find inspirational photos (the orange & brown flower above) and a room that color coordinates. Maybe not your thing, but for some odd reason, I love doing this! Before going to a client's home for a color consultation I always encourage them to find an "inspiration piece". It can be a photo they love, a piece of art, a decorative toss pillow, or even a favorite clothing item. Then I put together a custom color scheme for their home based on the colors of their "inspiration piece".

If you would like to create a brown and orange color scheme for your home, here are a few paint options to get you started. Or, if you're not quite ready to paint your walls orange, bring in touches of brown, orange, and cream through textiles and accent pieces.

O.k., here goes! (All colors are from Benjamin Moore's Classic Collection)

Rural Earth - A dark rich brown - #1239
Raisen - A medium earthy brown - #1237
Fox Hollow Brown - A lighter neutral brown - #1235

Spiced Pumpkin - A medium orange/brown - #034
Spoonful of Sugar - A rosy medium orange - # 041
Montana - A medium "apricot" orange - #056

To get a close look at these colors use Benjamin Moore's Virtual Fandeck


  1. I love orange... this is great!

    love the new banner!

  2. Thanks so much. :) I'll visit your sites a little later!


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