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Give your home a citrus kick

Call it what you want — tangerine, pumpkin, carrot — orange is here to stay. A citrus color known for its rich and vibrant color, orange will make a fabulous addition in your home. Regardless of the season, this is the perfect color to add some warmth into your abode. Here are some tips for incorporating it.

Give your home a citrus kick

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Orange in the bathroom

When it comes to the bathroom, there are a few color choices people already have in mind, but that doesn't mean you should rule out orange. Even if you don't want to use orange throughout your entire bathroom, it does make for a wonderful accent. Pair it against other warm colors like yellow, red and even gold for radiance. Even cooler colors like blue look amazing with it. You can match it up with all black for a striking effect. Should you be eyeing patterns for your bathroom, orange always looks best in stripes or chevron.

Give your home a citrus kick

Bath towel (Turkish Towel Store, $16), Bath mat (, $18),
Shower curtain
(, $19), Bathroom accessories (The Bath Outlet, $33)


Orange in the bedroom

Orange in the bedroom is a divine choice, especially during the fall months. There are two ways you can use orange in your bedroom that will have an effect on the overall design style. The first is to go sultry with dark and muted orange tones you can pair with neutrals, like chocolate (brown) and gray. This is a wonderful option for anyone who enjoys an earthy palette with rustic sentiments. The second option is to have fun with orange with brighter hues, like fuchsia and even turquoise. Bedding and accent pillows are two popular ways to incorporate orange into your bedroom. For those who wish to use it on a larger palette, try window treatments and area rugs.

Give your home a citrus kick

Throw (ZGallerie, $60), Pillow (Pier 1, $35), Lamp (Target, $33), Rug (West Elm, $19-$299)


Orange in the kitchen

Your kitchen should feel light, spacious and airy at all times. After all, it is one of the biggest gathering zones in your home and the epicenter for gatherings and special occasions. The perfect color of the fall season, orange looks amazing in small doses around your kitchen and dining room. Warm orange makes for a great backdrop against dining room tables (particularly ones made of wood) in the form of a place mat or table runner. You can also have fun with its citrus appeal through small appliances and kitchen gadgets. The choice is up to you, as there are many opportunities to use orange in the kitchen.

Give your home a citrus kick

Place mats (Crate & Barrel, $20), Kitchen towel (Kohl’s, $8),
Beverage dispenser
(Wayfair, $35), Tray (, $20)

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