In the dead of winter, it's fun to get a shot of juicy vitamin C in the form of Hermès orange. The flip side of Tiffany's icy blue turquoise box, this shade adds warmth to everything it touches, particularly if it's accompanied by an iconic silk scarf.
For the very bold, this designer hue makes a statement, starting at square one.
This wall colour is a faithful reproduction of the Hermès hue, right down to the brown grosgrain ribbon on the edges.
Why not have some fun with built-ins? This millwork by Michael Fullen Design Group looks like a giant present that could contain something far more exciting than a widescreen TV.
Orange shades are just the antidote to keep graphic black and white playful in a kids' bedroom. Designed by Diane Bergeron, the bunk beds resemble the cabin of a luxury liner.
Or just use a judicious hit for a surprise of colour that elevates drawer fronts.
An irreverent homage to Hermès from stylish power couple Simon Doonan (of Barney's windows fame) and housewares designer Jonathan Adler. The gold fixtures are exquisite, but anyone can copy the shower curtain. This bath appears in Decorate (2011 Chronicle Books) by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick.
The original article, in all its glory.
See our Orange Rooms photo gallery for more inspiration.
1. The Velvet Fantastic blog
2. Martha Stewart
3. Michael Fullen Design Group
4. Houzz.com, design by Diane Bergeron
5. Bungalow 9
6. Houzz.com, from Decorate (2011 Chronicle Books) by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick