“Autumn’s Brilliance”: Autumn Orange!

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn colors

As I drove to our lake house early Saturday morning, I was delighted to see autumn’s brilliance already showing at higher elevations. These lovely colors made a beautiful pallet of colors- oranges, reds, greens, golds, and chocolate. The fog was nestled in the valleys and these brilliant autumn colors crowned the mountains. As I drove, I thought it would be nice to do a series on autumns colors pallet. I thought of Pantones Fall 2013 color forecast as I enjoyed these beautiful colors in the great variety of trees. Pantones Fall 2013 forecast included several colors that I think are lovely and remind me of my drive through the mountains. Koi, Carafe, and Lichen Green were all a part of the lovely pallet that I experienced.

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

As I returned home on Sunday a storm was coming to the mountains and I immediately thought of the Pantone color Turbulence.

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

This week I would like to focus on an Autumn Orange- Pantone Koi 17-1452-TCX.

 north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

Koi is a decorative orange with dazzling and shimmering qualities and is a great statement color. Koi can make a grand statement in generous quantity or a subtle statement as an accent. How would you use this orange in your interior? Personally I would prefer orange as an accent used with other colors such as a gray. Perhaps the orange would be a bold accent like these dining chairs combined with Pantone Turbulence.

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

Or in contemporary artwork…

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

Or in a piece of furniture…

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

Or on a great looking mirror like this one from Gavin Houghston’s UK room…

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

Or simply in a pair of orange club chairs shown here in the Antony House in Cornwall, England.

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

This softer orange in the table skirt and bed treatment is so lovely with the green paneling in this room.

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

And this bold orange toile fabric and wallcovering is certainly a statement!

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

And for those who would prefer a bolder statement with orange…

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

And I love this chinoiserie wallpaper and the orange shade…

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

And if your heart just sings with visions of orange, I think this billiard room in a Scottish Hunting Lodge by Gavin Houghton would be just about the most incredible use of autumn orange!

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley presents autumn orange pantone

As I drove to our lake house early Saturday morning, I was delighted to see autumn’s brilliance already showing at higher elevations. These lovely colors made a beautiful pallet of colors- oranges, reds, greens, golds, and chocolate. The fog was nestled in the valleys and these brilliant autumn colors crowned the mountains.

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4 Responses to “Autumn’s Brilliance”: Autumn Orange!

  1. I love Autumn and, in Ireland, this year the colors are fabulous. I think my painting ‘Autumn Leaves after Georgia O’ Keeffe’ has a wonderful palette of these Autumnal shades. http://www.irishdesignergifts.com/Autumn-Leaves-after-Georgia-OKeefe-Autumn-Leaves.htm

  2. Franki says:

    Had to laugh about “Turbulence”…we got it, too, but at least an inch of MUCH needed moisture! These shades of orange, etc. just stir my soul! franki

  3. Kathryn says:

    Don’t they just make you love fall!

  4. Kathryn says:

    Kathleen,
    Oh how I wish I were in Ireland! My grandfather was from County Downs and I wish I could be there this very moment! I love the painting also! Where in Ireland do you live?
    Kathryn

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