Tangy yellows and zesty oranges add fresh-squeezed style to any interior or exterior space.
These bright shades aren’t for the faint of heart. Bring sunny hues into your home and celebrate summer all year. Keep it simple. Walls painted a bold citrus color allow you to decorate with just a few understated pieces.
Accent neutral walls with art in warm hues. Architectural elements (window mullions, stair treads, door trim) coated in glowing orange will create similar drama.
Choose a sunny shade for your home’s exterior and you’ll feel warm rays even after the fog sets in.
Don’t forget the details. If mandarin oranges and lemon yellows seem too brash for an entire exterior, try using them as accents. For contrast, incorporate icy blue into your citrus palette. Situated across the color wheel, the complementary hue balances hotter tones.
Tame a vibrant palette with woven furniture and rugs made from natural materials such as sisal, sea grass, and jute.
Try a buttery yellow on upholstery for a quieter citrus scheme. It radiates warmth without the shock factor of a neon tint.
Add a twist of lime to your color scheme. Fabrics in the cheerful hue punch up wood or wicker furnishings.
Give weathered wood a citrus kick. The vibrant colors will counterbalance the aged look and give it a spirited feel.
Wake up a sleepy bedroom with a coat of bold orange paint. White linens and draperies will balance the bright color, providing simple, soothing contrast.
Use striped fabrics to introduce citrus to a room. The pattern makes a playful statement.
Blissful Orange by Martin Senour Paints
Morning Sunrise by Valspar
Goldfinch by Ralph Lauren
Golden City by Ace