Guest Picks: Orange Fabrics for Year-Round Fanfare
Nothing punches up a room faster than pillows, drapes or upholstered furnishings in energizing orange — even after autumn
Right around October and November, the color orange comes into the spotlight. This warm, natural hue gets a lot of autumnal fanfare, but it seems to fade in popularity once winter hits. But orange happens to be my favorite color, and I think it is the perfect color to add to your home year-round, in either small doses or large statements. It's happy, vibrant and eye catching. One of my favorite ways to incorporate orange into the home is through fabric. Check out some of my favorites! — Daniela from Aesthetic Oiseau
Orange really wakes up an ikat, don't you think? Beautifully rich and bold, this fabric is great in a small doses.
I am just waiting for the right spot to use this fabric. I'm in love with the boho chic pattern, and the tangerine hue is lovely.
Orange can be sophisticated and elegant. A pair of club chairs upholstered in this Jacobean floral paired with dusty blues and mustard yellows would make for a gorgeous space.
This small-scale pattern is delicate and pretty. For gutsy folks, this would look smashing as the fabric for a sofa.
Fun and punchy, this orange fabric would be great for a kid-friendly space. The pattern reminds me of falling books or a game of sticks.
For the prep lovers, what is a better combination than the color orange and the beloved Greek key? This fabric would have a million uses in a preppy home.
Another small-scale pattern, this fabric almost appears to have a texture to it. I love using small-scale patterns in vibrant hues for upholstery.
This classic stripe gets an update with spice tones. This would be gorgeous for curtains or accent pillows.
Here's a great fabric for the kiddos. I love the jungle animals mixed in with cheery tones of orange, pink and green.
Orange is not the primary color here, but it would be the color that I would pull out in the surrounding furnishings to really make this gorgeous pattern pop.
This large-scale floral almost has a suzani feel to it. Again, I love the combination of orange, pink and green, and this time it's in an upscale, eye-catching pattern.
Here's another bohemian chic option. The rich orange background of this fabric looks so beautiful against shades of light and dark pink.
A gingham print is so timeless, yet in an orange colorway it takes on a modern and slightly more preppy feel. I love it!
How about a traditional seersucker in a sherbert hue? You can't go wrong with the combination.
Orange doesn't have to be bright, and I love this modern floral that uses the color in a washed-out tone to create something easy on the eyes.
This modern floral also uses a faded orange paired with shades of gray for a lovely subtle look.
This rich autumnal paisley would be right at home in an upscale library or a man's office. I love the mix of colors and the elegant pattern.
This fabric caught my eye for its worn look, its combination of soft colors and its interesting leaf-like pattern. What's not to love?
Orange is often used in whimsical fabrics like this adorable monkey pattern that can be either fun and casual, or fancy and upscale.
Ideabook published on Nov. 29, 2012.
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