A winter sun – that sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it! But a few days ago I was outside and I was struck by the majesty of the winter sun.
It was a day when we actually had a lull from the cold spell we’ve been experiencing. The muted brightness as the sun poked through the clouds on an overcast day was beautiful. It looked like a blurred tangerine-coloured circle set against a blue-gray backdrop.
That got me thinking about a colour that I’m really fond of right now. I think it makes any room come alive. Orange! – And we’re seeing a lot of it these days.
It’s warm and can be used in a number of ways. But my favourite way to use orange is to design a colour scheme using adjacent hues and then their contrasts on the colour wheel. For example, orange, reddish-orange and pink paired with violet, bluish-violet and blue. The contrast is stunning and really eye-catching.
Here are some more photos of furnishings and accessories that really illustrate what I’m talking about. I’d love your feedback. How have you used orange?
And if you like the warmth of orange, you might be interested in checking out the warmth exhibition at Cube Gallery.