We’re all about orange decorating this time of year. How easy it is to get in the Autumn spirit by just adding a few pumpkins outside your door, but what about when those ghosts and goblins come a’calling (and we’re not talking about the relatives for the upcoming holidays — unless you’d like to ;)?
You might want your interior decor to reflect your post-Halloween and fall-color sensibility without necessarily having to change it but at least having the option to do so if you like. Luckily, we have the solution! (More on this below.)*
Interior designers participating in this year’s DC Design House, which benefits Children’s Hospital, show how pops of color can be used in multiple ways: throughout a space, with accessories, and in unusual combinations. Jennifer Sergent’s DC by Design post does a great job of highlighting more designers than we show here with credit to using her images.
Susan Nelson and Todd Martz of Home on Cameron designed the Idealized Family Room with an abundance of antiques and brightly-patterned, yellow wallpaper throughout, which makes the room family-friendly and sophisticated with welcoming appeal.
Perhaps Marika Meyer takes creative-accessory-color-pop to a whole new level with her clever use of framed Hermés scarves.
Continuing with pops of color, here are some inspirational ways to use orange/ pumpkin beyond the porch — to get the fall look of this cozy, fire-burning, colored-leaf season — yet, still keeping it bold, modern and hip.
If you have a lot of painted paneling in your space, don’t let that stop you; orange can be just the right color to make it fresh and bold and balanced.
Granted, this would be a major investment and we’re not suggesting it for a quick, easy solution but something about the orange color in a kitchen and especially on these Poggenpohl-type (guessing) cabinets below makes us happy.
Use orange accents paired with its blue complement for another winning fall and year-round color combination.
Here are a few more home accent accessories for orange decorating.
If you want to interject a little black, being so close to Halloween, we were very taken with this write-on-chalk-board, pendant light called Chalkboard Peter by John Beck Paper and Steel and featured in House Beautiful. What a clever concept!
Orange actually works well as a complement and standout accent color when paired with black as seen in these two examples on Houzz from Sheila Schmitz‘s post, Orange and Black: Can Halloween Colors be Glam? Yes, I think they can.
And of course, Casart Coverings’ orange Faux Linen and our orange Birds and Birch design are both repositionable wallcoverings, so can be used seasonally with the option to remove and reuse, if you like.*
Because they are high-quality, commercial-grade and 52 inches wide, they cover a lot of space and can be used in spaces that require strict indoor environmental standards, which they meet and exceed.
Orange happens to be one of our favorite colors, so we could easily live with it all year-long, but for now, we’ll think of all those pumpkins on our porches for Halloween that are greeting those ghosts and goblins and witches.
Check out our Pinterest board for some simple, easy-to-make, even last-minute, Halloween decorating ideas.
Now, after all this vibrant orange and pops of color, sometimes it’s just nice to look up and rest your eyes on a peaceful lacquered cerulean blue ceiling, as seen in the bedroom by Wilder Design/Build. We agree with Jennifer Sergent, it is one of the most serene rooms.
But you’ll have to judge yourself. There are 23 designers that will inspire you with tons of decorating ideas but this is the last weekend to enjoy the DC Design House, so get your tickets and don’t let this opportunity pass you by.