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Orange You Glad It’s Friday?!

by habituallychic

08 . 28 . 09

Orange is my favorite color and it happens to be the favorite color of a lot of designers. I’ve always wondered why so many of us gravitate toward this color and in the September 2009 color issue of House Beautiful there is a clue. According to their color chart, orange represents creativity. It expands your thinking and is the color of laughter and celebrations. Sounds about right. To me, orange is a unisex color that is cheerful yet sophisticated. It also coordinates well with a lot of other colors. But mostly, it just makes me happy! Hopefully these orange images will brighten your day too! Bon Weekend!

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  1. Allyson (US) August 28, 2009 | 2:44 am

    Do you know who painted the Orange painting with the Dog? LOVE iT!

  2. saat omar August 28, 2009 | 2:49 am

    Very nice 🙂

  3. Jess August 28, 2009 | 3:35 am

    these photos are all beautiful. there’s nothing quite like that classic hermes orange.

  4. maison21 August 28, 2009 | 3:52 am


    orange is number two for me- number one is sunshine yellow! (but shhhh- don’t tell! it’ll scare the clients away)

  5. Deanna Jackson August 28, 2009 | 4:54 am

    Orange is such a vibrant color that it adds a certain WOW factor to a room and the orange benz is so classic!

    I visit your blog daily and I have to say, I’m inspired each time.

    Have a blast in Paris!

  6. The Kind of Fashion that Screams Stellar August 28, 2009 | 5:26 am

    Haha, the colour orange is definitely coming in, if not this fall, then definitely this winter of spring. I’ve already seen it as a big deal in a fashion magazine, except I can’t remember which one.

  7. The Wife of an Artist August 28, 2009 | 6:56 am

    I’ve gravitated toward orange my whole life…glad to know why now! I especially love any orange/turquoise combo. It’s so chic yet daring.

  8. Anonymous August 28, 2009 | 7:09 am

    And don’t forget Tinsley’s Blue and Orange pad! That combinations was adorable.
    I love orange too! Arabella

  9. ★mariam★ August 28, 2009 | 7:43 am

    wow. i never thought orange can be such a great colour. for me, orange = firefighters

  10. Blushing hostess August 28, 2009 | 8:17 am

    Hermes and vintage mercedes. Today is going to be a very good day. Be well, HC!

  11. pve design August 28, 2009 | 9:28 am

    I really think Hermes gave orange something special.
    Orange is one of my favorite colors too. There is something fresh and a bit silly.
    Imagine an orange any other color! Not!

  12. Southern Aspirations August 28, 2009 | 11:20 am

    LOVE orange- great images!!

  13. Dobbygirl August 28, 2009 | 11:46 am

    I, too, love orange. This post made my day – these images are divine! Thank you!

  14. style chronicle August 28, 2009 | 12:25 pm

    Orange is such a stimulating color. One of my all time favorite rooms that incorporates the color is the one where Marina Rust Connor is sitting on her orange couch in her Maine home.

  15. Eden Blake Collection August 28, 2009 | 12:34 pm

    I design a ready-to-wear collection and orange is always present in my collections. The color is so sophisticated. The neutrality of orange always ties the collections together. Orange is one of my blacks!
    I loved the pictures!

  16. Ivy Lane August 28, 2009 | 12:54 pm

    Loving these images today! and YES, I am glad it is Friday!! 🙂

    Happy Weekend to you!

  17. Jeannine August 28, 2009 | 1:17 pm

    Confession: I love orange, but I hate it when people display their Hermes boxes. It reminds me of being a pre-teen and sifting through my mother’s small shopping bags to pull out the best designer one for my lunches.

    BUT, I love orange. Love, love, love it.

  18. caroline @ patagonia gifts August 28, 2009 | 1:41 pm

    oh that bedroom with all the walls orange is sooo cheery! love it!
    hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  19. Lucindaville August 28, 2009 | 2:10 pm

    The Hermes “Orange” box was kind of a fluke. They were a cream in the 1920’s and rather non-nondescript. During the WWII there was a shortage of materials and the only box board available to Hermes was an orange color. The color remained, though it’s intensity was improved after the war. Kismet is a wonderful thing!

  20. Zelda August 28, 2009 | 2:43 pm

    orange is in the air ,,, I like the mercedes 🙂 funny end

  21. mary August 28, 2009 | 3:02 pm

    Huuuuum…..I’ve never really thought that much about orange, except as in Hermes and coral and chinese procelains…Definitely going to give orange a little more consideration. The count down is on… have a wonderful trip.

  22. Black Zebra August 28, 2009 | 3:03 pm

    Ever since Linsey Lohan had THAT drama with her over-sized orange Hermes bag, I have seen it in my dreams at least once or twice (want it,want it!). Orange is my favorite colour too!!( digging burnt orange at the moment:-) Have a great weekend!xx

  23. Elise August 28, 2009 | 3:41 pm

    Orange I am ! Hello, really wanted to leave a comment for you because your blog is so beautiful. Time flies when you’re having fun and I’ve really enjoyed reading your interesting posts. Your pictures are brilliant too. Thank you for sharing them and have a great weekend – best wishes….

  24. CashmereLibrarian August 28, 2009 | 4:02 pm

    A stack of orange boxes makes me oh, so happy!

  25. Anonymous August 28, 2009 | 4:04 pm

    Love Orange too . . . but did you know it also makes you eat more (somehow statistically proven) . . . think McDs, Wendys, T-Bell, D Donuts, BK etc.

  26. Eden Blake Collection August 28, 2009 | 4:21 pm

    I design a ready-to-wear collection and the orange is always a staple in each collection. It is the most sophisticated neutral color!

    I am new to your blog and read it faithfully each mornng.. the second i return from morning carpool. Your pictures are always so uplifting and get the creativity flowing!

  27. katiedid August 28, 2009 | 4:22 pm

    Orange and I get along great!

    Have a great trip! Paris is everything they say.

  28. RLG August 28, 2009 | 4:52 pm

    Great post! Orange is so vibrant and alive, but most of all I’m ready for the colors of pumpkins and fall. I used to have orange in my bedroom. With the lights on at night, it glowed beautifully. Cheers! xoxo

  29. cgoebel August 28, 2009 | 6:54 pm

    Love love love the color orange. I especially like the wallpaper in the fourth photo. There’s something about orange that just makes you happy. Caitlin ~ http://sacramentost.blogspot.com/

  30. Beth Gales August 28, 2009 | 6:55 pm

    Great pictures and I absolutely love the orange purse!

  31. mb August 28, 2009 | 6:58 pm

    Lovely selection of orange. From the Mercedes to Elizabeth Peyton painting. Pure happiness.

  32. style odyssey August 28, 2009 | 7:22 pm

    oh wow!! i am all about orange these days–great pops of this luscious, uplifting color!
    and how timely that i ran across this…as i’ve been gathering photos for my own post featuring orange (fashion, not decor).
    this is one of my favorite posts ever.

  33. Paula Grace Designs August 28, 2009 | 7:39 pm

    Love the purse and the car. I wish I had the ourse while driving that car! Ok, I’m happy.
    Paula Grace ~

  34. nicolette August 28, 2009 | 8:24 pm

    We love orange, especially as an accent color for design. The orange and turquoise combination of course is just brilliant.


  35. Marcy, A Fashionable Life August 28, 2009 | 9:46 pm

    It’s a brilliant color for a cashmere throw, blown glass or a fabulous signature piece, in my opinion…
    I’d also love to know who painted the large orange painting with the white dog – love it!

  36. Hillary's Brook August 28, 2009 | 11:02 pm

    Maybe a dumb question, but, Are the walls in that Sara Story bedroom a wallpaper or a very elaborate mural? If it’s wallpaper I’d love to know what it is!

  37. fabulousfinishes August 29, 2009 | 3:00 am

    OMG you’ve turned me on to orange! Great eye candy…. love the desk and art…. and car and purse….

  38. Anna Lena Land August 29, 2009 | 3:53 am

    For years I tried to deny my love for orange, now I shout it loud and clear. My design studio is orange and aqua, and I’m so happy there. Loved the info on the meaning of orange.

  39. Annie Empiric August 29, 2009 | 2:22 pm

    I am drawn to orange too. This weekend I am taking a step back from the store and working on our house and orange will be making an appearance. Pretty post.

  40. Ashfield Hansen Design Inc. August 29, 2009 | 3:09 pm

    Ah, Hermès Orange…Is there anything better?

    Enjoy Paris!

    David @ Ashfield Hansen

  41. Patrice August 29, 2009 | 3:18 pm

    Very gorgeous photos. You made me to love orange now.

  42. CARY August 29, 2009 | 5:26 pm

    I met the acquaintance of a strawberry-blonde guy a few years back at a party … he invited us all to his place and the ENTIRE apartment was decorated in different shades of orange! It was WAY more than your posting, but it actually WORKED … so in true Warholian style we dubbed him “Michael Orange”.

  43. avant garde August 29, 2009 | 7:06 pm

    oooh, so many pretty spaces! i love the element that bold color gives. it calls you in to a space doesn’t it? truly powerful. and that mercedes at the bottom yeah, i’t take that, love that style 🙂

  44. sinnlighet August 29, 2009 | 7:07 pm

    This blog i still a Rolls Royce!!

    Agneta from Sweden

  45. Greet August 29, 2009 | 8:10 pm

    Yes, I understand you so much ,loving orange!
    I love orange as well!
    I did a blogpost about admiring the colour orange ,a few days ago!
    “Accents of orange”.

    You have some beautiful images of orange brought in the interior! Very nic!

    Have a great weekend,

  46. Penelope Bianchi August 30, 2009 | 7:37 am

    Wow! so many comments!

    I wanted to say that I am so pleased other people cannot throw away those gorgeous Hermes boxes.! I don’t’ “display”them…….(they are in my closet…although that is part of the ‘tour’)

    they are way too exquisite to toss!

    they make me very happy!

    Orange is a color that is a psychological high!

    Joyful! wonderful!

    what a wonderful and joyful blog you do! Thank you!!


  47. Patricia Torres August 30, 2009 | 4:56 pm

    OH wow!! I simply love orange!

  48. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle August 30, 2009 | 11:05 pm

    I am over the moon for the orange and white shade in the child’s bedroom. I am finishing a guest room/office in red, orange and white right now. I just did a post on painting my bedside tables, you guessed it, orange.

  49. Camilla @ Designalogue Blog August 31, 2009 | 12:04 am

    Love it! Apparently orange is also a colour that inspires the appetite – so proceed with caution!!!

  50. Mom Jeans August 31, 2009 | 1:51 am

    wow – love this post. thank you!

  51. domesticated_desk August 31, 2009 | 2:30 pm

    beautiful post, I love orange as well! Dd

  52. little augury August 31, 2009 | 3:47 pm

    I love orange- the much misaligned color by the way- I will say though, the orange Hermes bag-though signature in color is a bag quite conspicuous to carry and a little hard to play down,my preference-I received it as a gift from my parents and siblings several years ago. gt

  53. the paris apartment September 2, 2009 | 1:02 am

    What a great color to feature, strong but underused, or so it seemed!

  54. Leyla September 4, 2009 | 12:50 am

    I also adore orange!! Such a happy, cheerful and bold colour! It always makes me feel better if I’m wearing something orange. =) Love it!

  55. Hudson Goods September 10, 2009 | 2:23 am

    Love this vintage orange mercedes, especially the painted hubcaps!

  56. Tami September 13, 2009 | 1:05 am

    Are there other colors besides the orange family? LOL I loveeeeeee orange!