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Hot Trend: 25 Vibrant Home Offices with Bold Orange Brilliance

Fun, attention-seeking, energetic and at times immensely hard to work with, orange is a color that stimulates activity and is full of life. That makes it one of the best colors for the home office, especially if you need some help from the room to kicks-start your day at work! While decorating with this bright and bold color can be risky, get it right, and it will turn the home office into a stylish, cheerful space full of personality. And its many shades ensure that it can both double as a brilliant accent hue and also a cool, engaging backdrop in the room.

Orange mirror frames bring drama to the home office [From: Payton+Binnings]

Orange in the home office has become one of the hottest decorating trends in recent times, and it shows no sign of fading away. There are plenty of ways that you can add a dash of orange to even your existing living room to hop on this funky bandwagon! The 25 gorgeous home offices showcased here will show how to use orange in the home office with chic elegance and a touch of panache!

A Splash of Orange

If you are planning on using orange extensively and as the backdrop for your home office, it is advisable to pick a shade that is mellow and has a matte finish. Mellow orange shades give the room the warmth of yellow along with the energy of red while seemingly providing the perfect balance between the two. While some homeowners might be bold enough to incorporate reddish-orange with a glossy finish in a widespread manner, remember that spending a whole day working from such a home office could be a bit overwhelming and also unappealing in the long run.

Home office and workspace for the entire family! [Design: Olive]
Open white shelves and desks add to the impact of orange in the home office [Design: Melissa Lenox Design]
Orange in the room blends in with the warm wooden surfaces [Design: Vinci – Hamp Architects]

A burnt orange wall with texture is absolutely perfect for those looking to use rustic, traditional, industrial or even farmhouse styles. Walls are obviously the easiest way to usher in color in the room, but that does not mean you are limited to paint. Think of a lovely wallpaper that you enjoy or grasscloth wallcovering in orange, which add both pattern and texture to the trendy home office.

Orange backsplash and desk adds vibrant charm to the contemporary home office [Design: DKOR Interiors]
Reflective ceiling turns the home office into a world of orange [Design: Innovative Coverings]
Burnt orange brings rustic charm to the home office [Design: Regina Acosta Tobin]
Elegant home office in orange with pops of blue [Design: Su Casa Designs]
Contemporary home office in New York with orange and subtle hints of black and gray [Design: Stedila Design]

Think Beyond the Walls

Unlike in the case of the bedroom or the kitchen, a home office gives you plenty of opportunities to add color to the space without actually disturbing the cool, neutral backdrop. This is definitely the best approach for those who either have color commitment issues or prefer to switch between accent colors seasonally. Think of a snazzy orange desk that becomes the focal point in the room, or add a much needed file cabinet in brilliant orange to usher in a healthy dose of color. You will be surprised by how well orange works with neutral colors like gray and beige and also with other bolder hues like blue, turquoise, yellow and even black.

Combine orange with other bright hues [Design: Iba Design Associates]
Custom orange desk steals the show in this home office [Design: Jamie Herzlinger]
Large orange file cabinet becomes a statement piece in the home office [From: Kailey J. Flynn Photography]
Bright orange desk brings color to the home office [Design: Homepolish]

The home office is a space where several little elements can come together to add an orangey aura to the room without making it an overwhelming affair. A plush rug with an orange geometric pattern, drapes that complement this hue, a table lamp with orange and gray stripes, a couple of cool ottomans in Crayola and carefully placed accessories can all come together to alter the ambiance of the room without drenching it in the color. Keeping the backdrop as neutral as possible helps in really highlighting these additions and creating the best visual impact. It is all about finding the right orange furniture!

Ceiling adds color and pattern to the transitional home office [Design: S. B. Long Interiors]
Rug, drapes and accessories allow you to switch between accents [Design: Karen Giffel Interior Design]
Neutral backdrop lets even the smallest orange accents shine through [From: Michael J. Lee Photography]
A restrained touch of orange brings brightness to the home office [From: Virtual Studio Innovations]
Bring orange goodness to the home office without using the walls [Design: SoCal Contractor]
Rustic home office with pops of orange [Design: Cristi Holcombe Interiors]

Ergonomic Small Wonders!

Do not limit yourself to decorating clichés and stay away from orange simply because you have a small home office. Many homeowners are opting these days for functional workspaces that take up a corner in the bedroom, kitchen or even the hallway to get the job done. Even large empty closets are being turned into fabulous workstations, and orange is absolutely perfect for such spaces. It delineates the area from the rest of the bedroom or kitchen in an elegant yet distinct fashion and also brings a touch of playfulness. When using orange in small areas, make sure that it is coupled with cooler, neutral shades and do not use more than two or three colors for the best results.

Sliding doors tuck away the home office when not in use [Design: Cathy Schwabe Architecture]
Smart hidden office is an absolute space-saver [Design: Popp Littrell Architecture + Interiors]
Repeat orange in more than one place to bring beauty to the room [Design: Insight Design Group]
Organized home office in beautiful orange [Design: Kropat Interior Design]
Accent wall in contemporary home office is both fun and stylish [Design: Josh Partee – Architectural Photographer]
Small office in baked clay orange has a bright, cheerful appeal [Design: Joseph B Lanza Design + Building]

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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