Breathe New Life into your Bathroom with Orange Decor

July 1, 2019
Summer is here, and it's the perfect time to rejuvenate your bathroom with a touch of orange decor.

There are so many ways you can use your decor to freshen up your home, but color is undoubtedly one of the simplest and best. So, forget about the traditional looks, and rejuvenate your bathroom with a touch of orange decor.

It doesn’t matter whether your house is old or new, any home can be renovated and redecorated. The first thing you need to consider is how to give your home a more interesting and innovative look. Color is the perfect way to do this. As soon as you walk into the room, you’ll be struck by the colorful decoration. It’s also a great way to express the more extroverted side of your personality.

In general, bathrooms are painted white. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t shake things up a little. Break the mold, and create new color combinations that will really bring your home to life.

Creating subtle color combinations

Orange decor needs to be balanced out with other colors.

You might be slightly reluctant to use orange to decorate your home. Using it in a living room or bedroom can seem a little excessive. The trick is to combine it with other colors to create a more subtle look.

When it comes to bright colors such as orange, they can easily take over if you don’t combine them well with other colors. As a result, it’s important to establish a sense of balance between the different elements in your bathroom.

This idea may seem a little abstract. But the bathroom is one of the best rooms to play around with colors and create a new, more innovative look. There are a number of ways to do this.

Dare to be different and unleash your creativity.

Orange decor: walls and furniture

Orange and black bathroom decor.

By using orange for your walls and furniture, you’re giving the color a certain prominence in your bathroom. While it will give the room a warm, welcoming feeling, it can also make it feel slightly claustrophobic if you don’t balance it out with other colors. So, how can you do this?

  • Firstly, you can use your bathroom fixtures to act as a counterpoint to your orange walls. For example, you could have a white toilet and sink. These will not only convey a sensation of purity and cleanliness to temper the warmth of the orange walls but will also provide that all important balance.
  • Another option is to use pistachio green, perhaps on some small decorative element, furniture, or on your shower curtain. This will give the room a more natural touch and, if you combine it with white fixtures, it will create a really interesting color scheme.
  • Black is another alternative. Whether as decoration, on the floor, or on another surface, black will really stand out and cool the warmth of the orange elements.
  • Finally, we should mention that gray is also a possibility. This is a less common choice, but it is a useful option, either on floors or another surface. However, it’s important not to let it become too prominent in your room.

Can the floor be orange?

Baldosas naranjas.

You need to be far more careful about using orange for your floor, and use it in moderation. Orange tiles can be an interesting option, especially because of their warm, cheerful feel. They also have a similar aesthetic to wood.

There are lots of different shades of orange, but the best option for floors is a darker, terracotta tone.

It goes without saying that you can’t use orange for the floor, the walls, the furniture and fixtures. This would be way too over the top, and would create a harsh, garish look.

Orange decor: small elements

Complementos de baño en naranja.

However, it’s not just the walls and furniture that look great in orange. Incorporating small decorative elements and details such as towels and soap dishes can be just as effective. This is a great way to really bring your room to life.

Alternatively, shower curtains provide the perfect opportunity to play around with colors and patterns, and combining them with a matching shower mat can be a great look.

There are so many ways to use orange, but it’s important to remember that the idea is to combine it with other colors, and avoid over-saturating your room.

  • Lluch, Francisco Javier: Arte de armonizar los colores, Barcelona, Imprenta de El Porvenir, 1858.