Design editor Kai Ethier shares which hue she’s crushing on right now.
A marriage of yellow and orangey-brown, ochre has a richness that feels just as sumptuous on a mod settee as it does tinting Venetian glass accessories. When paired with terracottas, pretty pinks or deep blues, ochre’s radiant warmth really shines.
Pair a mustard-hued headboard and blanket with vintage white walls, cream sheets and buttery brass.
Photographer: Rose Uniacke
Designer: Rose Uniacke
For a different — but equally bold — take on the ochre headboard, a botanical wallpaper with flecks of this sunny hue adds even more personality to the principal bedroom.
Photographer: Maxime Desbiens
Source: House & Home June 2019
Ugandan baskets — both in black and white and a mellow yellow — create an eye-catching 3D display in this global guest bedroom.
Photographer: Stacey Brandford
Source: House & Home February 2019
Designer: Denise Zidel and Stephanie Lees
Heckfield Place, the Ochre Room’s burnished yellow walls and ochre-painted cabinet and radiators create a cocooning effect.
Photographer: Courtesy of Heckfield Place
A fresh coat of Behr’s Leisure (S-H-360) — which oozes autumnal warmth and comfort — draws the eye to the rustic architectural details of this patinated home.
Photographer: Sian Richards
Source: House & Home October 2013
Designer: Jude Allison and Brad MacArthur
Designer Theresa Casey (pictured) didn’t shy away from color in this gallery-inspired living room. A pair of ochre Warren Platner-designed armchairs double as art.
Photographer: Virginia Macdonald
Source: House & Home March 2017
Designer: Theresa Casey
Author: Harleen Sidhu & Victoria Christie
House & Home September 2019