Color Friday is: Blood Orange

7 Jan

The paint and the peel are a perfect match! The shade is "Blood Orange" by the Sydney Harbour Paint Company. (L image via House Beautiful, R image via Leite's Culinaria)

I’m surrounded by toy construction vehicles and a tiny person who regularly devours clementines on a daily basis, so orange is a color that I have had to come to peace with.  At one point it was the only color that really turned me off, but over the past several years I’ve truly grown to like it.  See here for yourself how I’ve come around — this is one of my favorite posts from last year that highlights the bright and happy marriage of red and yellow.

Blood Orange, as opposed to orange or tangerine or red-orange, is an interesting shade because of its depth.  In nature, a blood orange has such a rich color because the purple-ish undertones show through the peel ever so slightly, resulting in a shade that’s cooler than your usual orange but just as power-packed (arguably, more so).  It’s perfectly paired with red, blue, yellow and green — a versatile shade and a bold choice in every application.

What a gorgeous painted lacquer credenza! (image via Metropolitan Home)

Here is your Color Friday collage featuring Blood Orange, which injects a little bit of my world into the usual elegance of Color Friday.  Have a great weekend, and enjoy!

Clockwise from swatch at top: Sydney Harbour Paint Company's "Blood Orange;" Orange Enamel Frame, source unknown; Plan Toys Mini Bulldozer (image via ApeToZebra); Momeni Orange New Wave Wool Rug (image via Momeni); Persimmon Vase from Jayson Home and Garden (image via Jayson Home and Garden); Orange French Settee from Modern One Twentieth Century Decorative Arts (image via; CB2 Blood Orange Poof (image via CB2); Orange Hourglass Side Table (image via ColorStoryHome); Greek Key Pillow by Dransfield and Ross (image via The Well Appointed Home)


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One Response to “Color Friday is: Blood Orange”

  1. trampoline reviews September 15, 2013 at 7:28 AM #

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    He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

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