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color adventures: an orange-inspired living room!

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Happy Monday! We're starting the week off with a gorgeous living room for this month's Color Adventures: tonal orange. You might think designing a room based on orange would be tricky, but RUST is in the orange family. And, it's one of our favorite colors of the season. Rust paired with peach and gold makes this room a dream come true...

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The inspiration! This sophisticated color-block rainbow print was the inspiration piece for this room. We thought it would be fun to paint the wall with the same colors used in the print, and then we took the color-blocked wall to a WHOLE OTHER LEVEL by matching the line in the print with the line in the wall. I love all of the small, intentional details that go into creating a really amazing space.

color adventures: a rust living room / via oh joy!

color adventures: a rust living room / via oh joy!

Let's talk colors and textures! When creating a tonal room (or outfit...or anything!), it's important to use contrasting shades. So, we used our velvet peach settee to soften up the room and piled it with pillows in various tones of orange and lots of textures. We went with a neutral rug to help ground the room and give the space extra texture. (Style Tidbit: Grounding a space means to establish an area for a room by giving it a defined area. A rug is a perfect accessory to ground a space and then build the rest of the room on top of that rug!).

color adventures: a rust living room / via oh joy!

color adventures: a rust living room / via oh joy!

It's all in the accent pieces. We brought in a lot of wood furniture pieces (like the coffee tables and shelf) and gold accent pieces. Dark wood adds a lot of warmth and richness to any space which made this room extra cozy and inviting. Plus, dark wood and rust looks amazing together. To make sure the space still felt sophisticated, we used a lot of brushed gold accents. 

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What do you think? Isn't it pretty magical?

Sources shown: Benjamin Moore Montana Agate paint, Benjamin Moore Conch Shell paint, Asos orange dress, Nomah Project tassel purse, Emmy Elle Design rug, Target basket, Oyoy striped pillow (coming soon), Target faux fur, vintage velvet salmon pillow, Target mirror, Society 6 cat print by Frankie Print Co.*, Society 6 peach figure print by Velianna*, Target lady face print, West Elm console, Anthropologie salmon large canister, Poketo dashed line canister, Oyoy tall striped vase (coming soon), Ikea orange bud vase, Anthropologie glass knot, In The Field striped canister, Anthropologie blush and orange planter (past season), Ban.do round glass containers (past season), Target lamp, Paper Source gold striped round box, Anthropologie lady vase, Anthropologie small white canister, Kendall Kirk girl painting*, Oh Joy! Cotton Candy Dreams print, Paper Source dotty box, Cash Color black & gold figure print*, Framebridge frame* Society 6 yellow dress ladies print by Isabelle Feliu*, Society 6 rainbow print by Grace*, Oh Joy! settee, West Elm round rust pillow, Urban Outfitters round peach embroidered pillow, Anthropologie orange pom pillow, Urban Outfitters rust fringe pillow, West Elm wooden side tables, World Market rust chair, Target gold side table.

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael and Joy Cho.}

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