We are headed into that time of the year again when black and orange tend to take over interior decor and accessories. With Halloween just four weeks away, now is the time to start planning everything ranging from front porch lighting and spooky decorations to costumes that will steal the show. And the Halloween buzz has already started this year on Decoist with the cool & creepy stir sticks DIY! You can also bet your bottom penny that while black will fade away after October 31st, Orange will dominate the landscape at least till Thanksgiving.
Yet, both black and orange work as a smart, refined and fun color combination well beyond fall. Serving you with style and elegance throughout the year, do not relegate this new age classic duo to just the next few weeks. Here are a few gorgeous interiors that showcase how to work with orange and black in a sparkling fashion all year long –
Most people tend to move away from using bright colors in the living room and opt for the neutral greys and browns. But colors like orange and yellow look equally captivating and far more exquisite when used right. Orange and black are a natural combination, with one adding cheerfulness and visual brightness and the other demarcating spaces and giving the room a touch of class. The amount of black and orange that you use in the room often depends on its overall size and the shade of your choice. If you love an orange shade with a neon glow, then use it in a restrained fashion, while oranges with a matte finish can be used a lot more extravagantly.
Switchable Accent Additions
As always, the best way to try out a new color combination is with accent additions. Since most modern homes tend to have a neutral backdrop, this should not be too hard. A few throw pillows in bold orange, a lampshade in stoic black, a rug with orange and black patterns, an accent wall or a work of art that you found at the recent sale–anything and everything is a great start. Once you are convinced, you can move on to a couch and a couple of club chairs in an orange and black combination. The bedroom too can use a side table and an accent wall in each of the colors to instantly transform its ambiance.
Infuse Some Passion
One of the few places in your home where you can use any color or shade of your liking without any inhibitions is the bedroom. While most homeowners want an all-neutral look for their relaxed master bedroom, experts suggest that this is a bad idea. A splash of bold color keeps the room from becoming too monotonous or depressing. And both black and orange are anything but monotonous! Once again, turn towards black to anchor the room, provide it with attractive trims and a sense of trendy, urbane elegance. Orange brings visual warmth and coziness along with loads of playfulness. Be it in the adult bedroom or the kids’ bedroom, you simply cannot go wrong with these colors.
A Match Made in Kitchen!
The contemporary kitchen is an area where both homeowners and designers seem to be more than happy to use the inimitable orange and black duo. Both the colors seem as much at home in a sleek, minimal kitchen with glossy surfaces as they do in a rustic or industrial kitchen without all the glaring sheen. Those who are not too fond of using black for a backdrop can opt for a white or grey background that acts as a canvas for the black and orange additions. From an all-black kitchen island surrounded by wall-mounted orange cabinets to a stylish black and white kitchen with orange bar stools, the choices are indeed endless.
Taking it Outdoors
Bored with the mundane white and blue next to the pool? Or maybe you want to give your home an instant facelift? An unmistakable orange door surrounded by black walls (or even the other way around) is sure to revitalize the façade of your residence. Fall is also a great time to move away from the blue and white summer color combination for the patio or pool deck to black and orange that reflects the changing colors of nature.
Are you ready to turn towards orange and black beyond this Halloween season? Let us know…