It’s coming up to Autumn which can only mean one thing – hello warm colour palettes!

As we transition into autumn/winter it’s a natural urge to want to cosy up your home and what better way to do so than bringing in lots of lovely warm tones into your space. We’ve put together a list of easy ways to incorporate the colour orange, without breaking the bank.

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Image: Annie Sloan

Orange accents

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Image: Carley Summers for Chandan Whittle

If you're toying with the idea of bringing more orange tones into your home but don't want to overdo it, adding the odd cushion or two is a great place to start. Whether you choose to opt for orange soft furnishings, accessories or artwork – choose items that can be easily replaced if you happen to go off the idea. 

Wallpaper a feature wall

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Image: Arthouse

Get creative with your walls and begin shopping around for a statement orange wallpaper. Of course, you don't have to wallpaper the whole room, a feature wall will make just as much of a statement. This Painted Dot Vintage wallpaper (£12 per roll) is a great example of a print that isn' too loud and won't overwhelm a space. 

Use terracotta shades

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Image: Original Style

There is no denying that orange is a bright colour, we suggest that if this isn't for you, to tone it down to a sumptious terracotta shade. These burnt orange and rusty hues are so on-trend right now and are popping up all over the high street. We're talking ceramic vases, plant stands and boho-style pouffes. This trend pays homage to Moroccan influences and is the perfect way to warm up your home for Autumn. 

Switch up your paint scheme

annie sloan sunset paint - 6 ways to introduce the colour orange into your home - inspiration - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Annie Sloan

Go big or go home! For those that feel passionate that orange is the colour for them, it's time to get the paintbrushes out. Take inspiration from this bold look created by Annie Sloan, featuring three different warm paint colours. If you'd rather not commit to painting an entire wall, upcycling furniture is a creative and affordable alternative. Or, for a pop of orange why not paint your radiator and make your living room totally Instagrammable? 

Statement furniture

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Image: Audenza

A statement accent chair can jazz up any plain corner of a room. This Lola Burnt Orange Velvet chair (£520) from Audenza is a real showstopper! If you're going to invest in a stand out piece such as a chair or even a sofa we would definitely recommend a velvet option for autumn. Velvet instantly feels more cosy and adds texture to any space. 

Create a contrast

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Image: Habitat

Have faith in your decorating abilities and go for a bold contrasting scheme. When putting together contrasting looks, your first port of call should be the colour wheel. In terms of the colour orange, it sits opposite blue, which means that they are a match made in heaven when creating a colour clash. This might sound scary however it's easy enough to tone it down by choosing muted shades and keeping the backdrop neutral, just like this look from Habitat. 

 

What are your thoughts on the colour orange? Let us know by tweeting @goodhomesmag, posting a comment on our Facebook page or sharing your zesty hues on Instagram, using the hashtag #thisgoodhome for your chance to be featured in our print magazine.

 

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