How to make the living room in orange?
Orange color in the decoration of rooms creates a special warm and cheerful atmosphere. Living room, decorated in orange color, will help create a friendly atmosphere, set up communication and exchange of views.
When decorating the living room, one should take into account such a feature of orange color as the ability to visually compress the boundaries of space, therefore for small living rooms it is best to use orange not as a base color for finishing main surfaces, but as a complementary shade used for arranging key shades in the interior of the room. Examples of proper use of orange in the interior of the living room can be viewed in the photo.
Photo: living room in minimalism style
If you plan to use orange furniture in the interior, you should take into account the ability of color to increase objects in size. Furniture made in warm colors, visually will seem much more massive than it actually is.
Too many orange decorative elements in a classic interior will create an illusion of chaos and are unlikely to help create a harmonious space. In a classic finish, orange should be present in the interior in the form of large stains, for example, large decorative pillows, a bright armchair or a sofa. Examples of harmonious accents in the interior of the living room with the help of orange can be found in the photo.
Photo: glass table harmoniously fit into the living room with orange color
The color scheme of the living room
The right combination of colors in the interior of the living room will help to create a stylish and original design, not overloaded with additional elements.
Orange is most harmoniously combined with the following colors:
A harmonious interior is obtained if you combine orange and light green shades (pale green, pistachio) in the decoration of the main surfaces of the living room. Calm color combinations will help avoid excessive contrast in room design. Stylish options for finishing the main surfaces of the living room can be viewed on the photo.
Gray-white color scheme, harmoniously complemented by bright hues, suitable for urban living room design. Dilution of cold tones with warm carrot, apricot or pumpkin will help to make the room more warm and festive. By itself, the urban living room design can look extremely unfriendly. But the addition of warm colors will help create a more hospitable atmosphere.
The combination of orange and red helps create a more intimate atmosphere. Such a living room is not suitable for noisy parties, but it would be an ideal place for conducting intimate conversations in a narrow circle.
Bright color spots on the walls will help to create the illusion of surface irregularities. For the decoration of the room, you can use 3D wallpaper, with a predominance of carrot or apricot flowers.
For low-lit rooms, preference should be given to lighter shades, such as peach or apricot; for spacious living rooms, rich carrot and terracotta shades can be used.
For a bright and warm living room should be organized decentralized lighting. The best option would be to use LED lighting installed around the perimeter of the ceiling and floor. Create a directional stream of light will help wall lamps or floor lamps, which should be placed directly in the recreation area.
Tip: for living rooms that perform the functions of a dining room, you can use round lamps hanging over the dining table.
Photo: spot lights over the entire ceiling area
What can be used to divide room space into zones?
Space zoning is especially important for spacious living rooms combined with a dining area. As dividing elements, you can use arches, transforming decorative structures, highlighting or darkening zones, fabric screens, multi-level ceilings or podiums. It all depends on the imagination and financial capabilities of the owners. The most economical is the zoning of the room with the help of lighting or fabric screens. More costly, but also more spectacular, is the division of space with the help of podiums and multi-level ceiling structures.
Photo: Multi Level Ceiling Zoning
Textiles and decorative items
To emphasize the thematic focus of the interior can be decorative items and textiles. Proper design of the window opening in the room plays a significant role, since the appearance of the room as a whole depends on the decoration of the window. The draping of window openings in low-lit rooms should be light, and for living rooms located on the south side, you can choose thick and dark curtains, rich brown or terracotta.
Interior covers with a rich finish will help to give the living room a resemblance to royal chambers, and bright upholstered furniture will emphasize the active life position of the owners of the room.
In general, using the orange color, you can create a stylish and unique design of the living room, you should only correctly use the color in the decoration of the main surfaces and when placing key accents in the design.