Orange walls and white furniture
Jeff McNamara

Orange Inspired

Wake up a sleepy bedroom with a coat of bold orange paint. White linens and draperies will balance the bright color, providing simple, soothing contrast.


Weathered wood
Sara Gray

Furniture Face-lift

Give weathered wood a citrus kick. The vibrant colors will counterbalance the aged look and give it a spirited feel.


Orange and lime
Sara Gray

Pops of Color

Add a twist of lime to your color scheme. Fabrics in the cheerful hue punch up wood or wicker furnishings.


Bunk beds
Colleen Duffley

A Dose of Neutrals

Tame a vibrant palette with woven furniture and rugs made from natural materials such as sisal, sea grass, and jute.

"Small doses of citrus go a long way in an otherwise neutral space. The placement of a single bright-orange pillow against a white sofa is enough to liven an entire room.”
-- Carol Murphy, interior designer


A dining room
Jean Allsopp

Light Lemon

Try a buttery yellow on upholstery for a quieter citrus scheme. It radiates warmth without the shock factor of a neon tint.


Orange walls
Jeff McNamara

Keep It Simple

Walls painted a bold citrus color allow you to decorate with just a few understated pieces.


tangerine orange living room with white furniture
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Stylist: Mary Leigh Fitts

Forgo Bold Accents

This room's vibrant wall color means there's little need to go overboard with accessories. The designer kept all the other elements—pillows, slipcovers, lamps, flooring, and accessories—simple and uncluttered.


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http://www.myhomeideas.com/decorating/color/wake-up-your-walls