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A WINTER SUN

January 24, 2014 — Leave a comment

Winter_SunA 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.
Contemporary Living Room
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.
Robert Allen fabrics - ideal for upholstery or bedding

Robert Allen fabrics – ideal for upholstery or bedding

Soft throws to keep you warm.
Soft throws to keep you warm.
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.
Custom bedding in Mondrian Graphic Weave

Custom bedding in Mondrian Graphic Weave

Adelie vase perfect for a display of twigs... dogwood, pussy willows ?

Adelie vase perfect for a display of twigs… dog wood, pussy willows ?

Table lamp - adds a pop of colour to task lighting.

Table lamp – adds a pop of colour to task lighting.

Wall art - Palacek Lotus Leaf

Wall art – Palacek Lotus Leaf