17 October 2009

Orange & Blue...Suddenly New!

Orange paired with blue is everywhere these days. Although the combination of these two strong colors is not for everyone, there is no question that a little orange adds a lot of energy and zing to a room.

When orange is used with blue, a good bit of white should be part of the design plan, too. That makes it very fresh and appealing. Here's how George Smith does it:

A George Smith Orange Linen Print

A Classic George Smith Chair in Orange

A George Smith Linen in Blue Print

And here are two rooms using Harlequin fabrics and wallpapers:

I Love This White Sofa With Orange and Blue Pillows!

A Modern Fresh Take On Orange and Blue

From My Collection of Fabrics: French Jacquard in Orange &
Ancient Toile de Jouey in Blue

Que pense tu?


Kit Golson Design

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  1. I love this entry, Kit. Turquoise is my favorite color and with orange, it's even more fabulous! Thank you for your wonderful blog!

  2. Hey Kit, I see blue and orange everywhere (especially in advertising) and I love it!

    And thanks for still promoting my bird book, you're so kind!


  3. Melanie thanks, and I should know that about you and your turquoise, those fishes! great to have you stop by!

  4. Hi Denny, I know, the minute I read what you posted I immediately thought of the Orangina bottle design! which also takes me to the south of France...and your birds are very beautiful, so there!

  5. I'm a fan of orange . most of my living room is orange and I love to mix it with chocolate and blue !!

  6. HI Beth, thanks, I could just devour that orange linen! even tho it's not exactly chinoiserie!

  7. Hi Melanie, I would love to see pix of your orange living room there in Aubagne! One of these days I will be there in person to see your lovely shop too. Thanks for visiting!

  8. I just started following your blog and I love it. The Orange and Blue post was fabulous. Love the pictures you posted.

  9. Hi Cathy, thanks for finding me and following, and for your comments. I just checked out your blog, and it is a timely topic, very worthy of attention, especially these days!

  10. I wanted to add that even though a strong turquoise and orange don't work in my home, I adore a softer version of salmon and ice blue or aqua.

  11. Hi Beth, I'd love to see the salmon and ice blue!


I would love to hear what you think! merci!


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