This month, we can’t wait to incorporate the vivid vermilion shade of Plascon French Marigold O2-A1-2 into our décor and fashion. It bursts with positive energy and perfectly captures the essence of summer.
Your choice of colour offers a window into your personality, revealing what you like and who you are. People who like orange, for example, are said to be flamboyant and fun-loving. The colour also happens to be the shade of choice for the robes worn by Buddhist monks in South-East Asia. Centuries ago, orange-coloured dye was one of the cheapest available, and the tradition stuck.
French Marigold Colour Inspiration
Using French Marigold as the focal colour, the candy-striped walls above give the room a playful cosy ambience. The stripes are easy to create; all you need is a chalk line, measuring tape, a pencil and a ruler with a large dose of patience!
Above, a backdrop of white amplifies the vibrant orange décor accents, which echo the warmth of the gold accessories and add a distinct contemporary edge to the milieu.
This dining room celebrates this appetising colour, from the lacquered pot-plant holders to the chevron-patterned carpet, while the white backdrop makes the room light and modern. Blue complements orange and has been used as a contrast colour on the walls to balance the coloured items and create symmetry.
Orange is not a relaxing colour, so rather use it as an upholstery accent colour rather than a wall colour if you want to create a laid-back environment. To cool the interior, go to the opposite side of the colour wheel and use blue in its palest hue.
This saturated feature wall colour represents physical comfort, is warm and inviting and creates a feeling of abundance. Pair orange with wood for a serious sophisticated theme and add pink or red for a more playful scheme.
Wall décor is very popular at the moment, and paint effects like the one shown above have become popular. Surface decoration has become indulgent and rich, with bold tones and playful application creating a fun atmosphere.
If you can’t bring yourself to take the plunge and paint your walls French Marigold, add tactile furnishing in jewel-like tones to achieve the look, like the example above. The furniture and accessories you select – from scatter cushions to a rug, and even glassware – can have a profound effect on the mood of your room.
Long live orange! It is fun, vibrant and sure to keep us motivated until the end of the year!
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