Hi guys, it’s Jenny from Evolution of Style and I’m excited to be back and talking color here at The Creativity Exchange.
Cyndy and I share a passion/obsession for everything paint color related. With cooler weather upon us, it has me wanting to cozy up my house with color, and I’m a smitten kitten for gray and orange color palettes. They not only pair together beautifully, they are a great way to warm up your home, especially in the beautiful autumn months.
This space is the epitome of fall coziness – grays, browns and warm rust colors invite you in to snuggle up with a book and relax.
Wall color – Alexandra Beige (Benjamin Moore)
This boy’s room feels warm and welcoming with the addition of an orange accent wall done right, and some masculine gray bedding.
Wall colors – Raw Cinnabar (Behr) and Sag Harbor Gray (Benjamin Moore)
A rugged mudroom can also benefit from a gray and orange color scheme. How cute are the orange mailboxes paired with the orange cubbies? Love this look.
Cabinet color: Mouse’s Back No. 40 (Farrow & Ball)
This light filled space is warmed up with the orange rug and pillows. Try to imagine this room without the pops of orange – it would most certainly lean towards feeling cool, and not nearly as welcoming. I am loving this gray as it’s used in this home. It works perfectly with the deep rusty orange accents.
Wall color: Stonewall (Miller Paints)
Even a contemporary bathroom such as this one can benefit from a pop of orange. Not only does it add interest to the space, it keeps it from feeling too cold and sterile.
Wall color: Windham (Pratt & Lambert)
A gorgeous family room with a warm sectional all set up and ready to watch football.
Wall color unknown (but it looks similar to Edgecomb Gray (Benjamin Moore)
I could some fall entertaining in this beautiful dining room. It appears as though the wallpaper is resembles wood planks
Equally striking, is the family room in this home. Again, it appears as though the walls are covered in grass cloth, but the gray trim, paired with the gray and orange accents ties it all together, and the light area rug keeps the room from feeling too dark.
Gray and orange even works in the form of a chalkboard wall.
This open concept kitchen incorporates shades of gray and pops of orange throughout.
Cabinet color: Unavailable, but a similar shade is Lite Cocoa (Behr)
I love how these muted grays and oranges work so well with the beige and brown tones in this room. The windows certainly don’t hurt either.
Wall color: Collingwood (Benjamin Moore)
I’ve incorporated some gray and orange in my home already, and I love the end result. This is the inspiration that I started with when I removed the wallpaper in my husband’s office and went through the process of choosing the right shade of gray.
I added a gallery wall, and picked up some awesome craigslist chairs for a steal. The wall color is Cape May Cobblestone (Benjamin Moore).
I also incorporated some gray and orange in my teen son’s bedroom, including this thrifted table that I painted gray with a punchy orange stripe.
All of this gray and orange talk has me wanting to paint my kitchen gray and add some warm orange accents! I even went so far as to do a mock up of it using Benjamin Moore’s Personal Color Viewer Tool. I think Kendall Charcoal will be darker in real life, but it’s nice to get an idea of what it could look like.
I’m known to paint on a whim, or into the wee hours of the night, so my husband may be in for a paint surprise this week.
How about you? Do you warm up your home for the fall months with autumn colors? What is your favorite fall hue?
Come on over and pay me a visit at Evolution of Style – I’d love to have you!
Lisa @ Shine Your Light says
I love how the charcoal contrasts the orange, they work so well together. That sunroom with the deep orange rug is so inviting, I really like it and don’t typically gravitate towards orange. Thanks for sharing these inspiring spaces Jenny. It’s making me think about orange in a new way.
I thought the exact same thing Lisa when I saw Jenny’s post! I too never think of orange but Jenny sure has made a great case for it and it will change the way I look at orange for sure!
Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family says
These are all beautiful colors. I love the color of the cabinets in the kitchen. Also, the orange and charcoal colors are stunning together.
Donna Smith says
I just re-did my son’s room over the summer, grey with pops of orange, including wrapping his box spring in pumpkin colored burlap. We made the headboard out of reclaimed marine wood, which had rust colored marks from old bolts, etc., and the orange accents brought those colors out of the wood. I love it!!! 🙂