Wednesday, March 14, 2012

When I say orange sofa, you say...

Y'all know I'm not afraid of color...but I must say as I was walking through my house, I was noticing that my actual furniture pieces aren't colorful...AT ALL.

It was actually a little distressing for me...so much that I started looking as sofas (stop hyperventilating, hubster, I said *looking*).

Now tell me what comes to mind with these words:

ORANGE SOFA

If we're talking word association, when I hear "orange sofa" I first think Nickelodeon...and then directly after my brain says "CRAZY".

But hear me out! I'm not talking traffic cone orange or penitentiary orange...it's actually kind of awesome.








  
Okay *QUICK*, say the first thing that comes to mind!

Okay, not *that*, that's just dirty (c:

41 comments:

Amy {Fresh and Fancy} said...

ooohhh i am loving these - so bright and fun! definitely statement pieces!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I think of orange soda. I like the last image but I don't think I could live with an orange sofa everyday - a red one maybe but not orange. ;)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Living life in Technicolour. I Love orange. Such a happy, positive colour!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Velvet...because as long as it was velvet, I'd love it:) How about rust velvet as a compromise?

http://pinterest.com/pin/36521446947731508/

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

I immediately thought of the orange and brown floral couch from the 70's my parents had when they got married :D These are fabulous though! And totally make the spaces energetic and interesting.

natasha {schue love} said...

I'm literally seeing orange and turquoise right now as we plan the nursery so girll...I am with you ont he orange sofa!

natasha {schue love} said...

I'm literally seeing orange and turquoise right now as we plan the nursery so girll...I am with you ont he orange sofa!

Patty [PRETTYGROUNDED] said...

I love. Your could totally pull it off - have you posted pics of your house much on here? Id love to see!

XO
Patty
PrettyGROUNDED.com

Maury Kilgo said...

I love the Chesterfield in that corally orange. beautiful! I say go for it!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

These are fab and totally not the cartoon-ish type you think of when you first hear orange sofa

Jessie said...

Orange always reminds me or Hermes. You can never go wrong... I take that back, you can go really wrong but these are all so right!

Nuha said...

oh my god..these are fabulous! i would never have even thought of wanting an orange sofa..but these are kinda awesome :-)

xo
http://nuhasofiyan.blogspot.com

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Soda. Love orange . . so not sure why soda came to mind because I don't like soda! Orange is awesome. I have a crush on it for sure. Just added some orange to my room but just with pillows and vases.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you say orange sofa... i say swanky. and i say bow chicka bow bow. awesome.

xo J and V said...

Funk! Orange brings the funk! Love the velvet sofa!!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I think it's perfect! I'm searching for a new couch now but never even considered orange. Love this idea! :) xoxo

Alexa said...

Oooh the first and the third are my favorites! I need more color on my furniture too! xo

Anonymous said...

I found your blog by accident when I was reading my badughters blog.

A few years ago I found an orange vintage pleather chair at a consignment shop. I have decorated my office in maps, the kind from my school days. The orange made the colors on the map guides pop. I get so many compliments on my chair, I smile and say thank you. The best part is the chair only cost me $40.

Taj Acosta said...

I love the first one. It would def take a certain home to pull it off. Would be really cheerful though! xx

{Adventuresindinner} said...

Can you imagine one outside? I'm thinking gazebo and orange sofa.

{The Perfect Palette} said...

i'm in love with these spaces. such an eye for design!

Bud and Leo said...

I wish I was bold enough to have one. Love the way they are styled! Kelli

The Now said...

The first thing that comes to mind is that orange is A happy color!!! Oh and then nickelodeon! Love all of these couches!!! Xoxo Elizabeth

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Yummy!!!! The organe is making me thirsty! :) I love these colors.... that turquoise and orange up top is beattttiful! Isn't it? I love that wallcovering too.... COME TO MAMA!!!! :)

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

None of my furiture is colorful either. I think I'm too scared to spend a lot of money on something I may not like in a year. That's why all of the color comes from less expensive items like accessories and, my favorite, pillows. Right now, if I was brave enough, I would buy a pink sofa. I keep seeing amazing rooms featuring pink furniture and I love it.

A Bit of Sass said...

I would never expect orange sofas to be so current and stylish! I'm a new follower, hope you stop by my blog:)
xoxo
www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

Punctuation Mark said...

i love the color and it looks great on a sofa... great images!

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

for some reason, i didn't freak out at the thought of an orange sofa. i actually think it looks good!

Gloria said...

I absolutely LOVE that first photo - what a beautiful and fun room!

alicia said...

I dont know if I could do it, but these images make an orange sofa look beautiful!

Sara Mueller said...

great images! if only I knew how to pull it off. Maybe in a playroom.

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

My hubs would totally not be about me getting a orange sofa, but really they look like the happiest sofas ever!

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

I would have never thought about an orange couch... I am sooo boring sometimes.. Now I kinda want one!! Thanks a lot!!
xoxoxo

Sundresses and Smiles said...

At first I wasn't so sure of this idea, but once I saw the room with the gray chairs and black and white rug I was sold!

designstiles said...

I remember when I decorated our first apartment, TH said, I thought there would be more color. Oh, you want color. Well he got color alright. I think every color in the rainbow is in our house.

Kathy at All About Vignettes said...

I love the look of the orange sofas. I am regretting wimping out and buying a gray one.

A Delightful Design said...

Do it! Go for it, my friend!

I've had a yellow sofa for 10 years, and now that it's worn out, I'm actually afraid to get a neutral sofa. :-) What if our living room is boring? What if it's not happy?

Moral of the story is don't design around fear; design around LOVE! XO

Daydreamer said...

a big fat YES to orange sofa...especially against that gorgeous dark blue-ey wall...

emily said...

We had a settee in our kitchen that was cream, but with a orange pattern on it. Sadly, it's in storage now, but looking through your awesome pics reminded me how much I love it!

Anonymous said...

VERY late in the game, but I think my point is valid: I talked my now ex-husband into getting a persimmon orange tweed mid-century style couch. We painted our walls a crisp gray with trim in white, window mullions in black. Ivory curtains, mixed media rug and all different textures of ivory pillows, throws, etc, dark wood. Everyone thought we were crazy...until they saw it in person. It felt like we lived in a magazine. The longer we had it the more we both loved it. People gravitated to it, and unintentionally curled up into it - and it wasn't even that kind of couch! The marriage is long over (he got custody of the furniture), and I don't miss him at all (don't worry, he doesn't miss me either) - but I miss our baby, that persimmon tweed couch. Take the chance, you can live through furniture pretty easily. I'm sure everyone has a table they hate. Some things are beyond our range of perspective; furniture is not.

Leather Sofa Specialists said...

Ha! Fabulous is the word that best describes those orange sofas! They definitely bring a 'pop' to a room. Thank you for sharing your ideas.