Do you love orange, and the look of Global Style Design? Fill your home with your favorite color, and the rich colors, exotic designs, and hand-made works of art that bring the beauty of different cultures to life in your space.
Orange is used in various shades and saturation levels in many different cultures, and shades of orange are a natural color of the desert and of rocks in many areas so shades of orange can be quite common, such as when you see terracotta.
On the color wheel, orange is between red and yellow and can take on aspects of its neighbors. Like red, orange can feel vibrant and get your attention. Like its other neighbor, yellow, it can feel light, creative, and fun.
Orange is a vibrant, happy, expansive, optimistic, and creative color that inspires socializing. It is fun and warm (from the Land of Color). It is exciting and draws attention (which is why it is used for signs).
Regarding global style, brighter orange shades are common in Bohemian, Indian, Mexican, and Moroccan styles on walls, fabric, and decor items. More muted terra cotta colors are also used in Turkish, Mexican, and Moroccan styles on the walls, floors, rugs, and pillows. Greek-style does not use orange very often, but you could add beautiful orange accents, considering it is a compliment of blue which is very common in Greek design.
Get the Look with a Great Orange Paint Color
Get the look of various global styles with a great shade of orange on your walls, combined with global style art, rugs, pillows, and lighting. See examples in my Edesigns below. I share some of the products I used to help you get the look. Most contain affiliate links, meaning I make a small commission if you buy something for sharing with you at no additional cost to you.
You can go light or dark and dramatic.
Get the Look- Turkish Style
Turkish style is warm and inviting, earthy and exotic. There is an abundance of warm earth tones that come from orange terracotta shades reminiscent of desert colors.
In this Turkish-style living room, I used a dark terracotta paint color to highlight my fractal art from my Great Conjunction collection. Learn more in my blog article, Get the Look- Global Style Turkish.
Get the Look- Mexican Style
Mexican interiors are full of color, are welcoming, warm and there is often a sense of playfulness and whimsy. Colors are bright. Red is common and yellow is also used heavily in shades ranging from bright lemon yellow to deep earthy golds. Terracotta is common. Blues are commonly used in art and accessories.
In this Mexican-style living room, I used a deep burnt orange paint color to highlight my fractal art from my Great Conjunction collection.
.Learn more in my blog article, Get the Look-Global Style-Mexican.
Get the Look- Modern Global Style
In this Modern Global style design, where I was creating a split complementary color scheme to work with the deep blue sofas. Orange was one of the compliments. Learn more about this color scheme in my blog article, Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Split-Complimentary.
Get the Look- Bohemian Style
In this Bohemian style bedroom, I used one of PPG’s colors of the year, Big Cyprus, which is a terra cotta color. I used blue accents, which is a compliment to orange. Learn more in my article, Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Split-Complimentary
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I’ve never been a huge fan of orange for myself…although I do like the peachy-pink versions. But orange can be a great energizer in a room and I can see the value it brings. I maintain that there are no bad colors – just bad uses of color :). And color is a very personal thing so if orange makes someone happy, they should absolutely have it in their home!
Love your display of how it include orange in so many ways. It is a unique color that can be both warm and earthy, while appearing enthusiastic and fun loving! Great post Mary Ann !
Thank you! While it is my least favorite color to wear, it is a beautiful color for certain global style designs and it does look fun-loving:)
Great blog! Orange is such a versatile color and it’s so interesting to see how it can be used in different global design styles. Thanks for all the info.
Thank you so much and glad you enjoyed it!
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