Monday, February 21, 2011

Orange Chinoiserie

My favorite paint company, Farrow & Ball, has come out with its new colors for 2011. My favorite is this incredibly dramatic Charlotte's Locks. This could be used to great effect in the Chinoiserie room. Here is some inspiration.

Below, paint a Chinese Chippendale chair orange or a bamboo chair orange as in this room by Heather Collins.

Paint the legs of a faux bamboo stool orange as here.

Paint your walls orange-this room is by Sara Story with wallpaper, but the same result could be achieved with stenciling or faux painting.

Paint one wall orange as below from Domicile Interior Design.

Or perhaps a ceiling as here by Lynn Amon.


  1. Well being a big orange love love all the images you selected. I don't know that I could ever go bold in my own home with such a strong color on the walls, but would happily use the color for accents. That Sara Story paper is gorgeous and love the image from Domicile group, with the chinoiserie panels on either side of an orange chic!

  2. I was thrilled when I saw the new color from F&B...gorgeous shade of orange. Not too child like, nor too dull...a perfect happy medium! Great images to go with orange!

  3. Thanks for sharing these, they are all beautiful!

  4. that last image of the bath is divine - everything: paper, mirror, light, ceiling - beautiful...


  5. LOVE that orange! Would love to find a room to use it in! Maybe a couple chairs I have like you suggested!

  6. Orange you just in love with this color? Bright and festive, warm and energetic, orange is the perfect color to give your home a boost of energy.

  7. I love the living room with those 2 gorgeous orange lamps. Very pretty!