Orange You Glad

This post is in partnership with Glidden.

I’ve used orange a lot in my home (like in August’s nursery and the original dining/living room setup), and I thought I’d revisit the color by putting together a dining room featuring the color. The plan below uses strong hits of orange in the chairs and other details, and I chose a pretty coral for the paint. I love the addition of the pink bowls too, and I imagine big fluffy pink flowers in those vases.

An Orange Dining Room from Making it Lovely

I write for My Colortopia, which is part of Glidden. Right now, they’re taking submissions for their Glidden #MyColorfulLife Project. You can upload colorful photos to their Facebook page or tag your photos on Pinterest with the hashtag #mycolorfullife, and they’ll then compile the images they receive into a large mosaic. You can learn more about it at

I have partnered with Glidden/ Akzo Nobel Paints to participate in the My Colortopia program but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

13 Responses to “Orange You Glad”

  1. Kathryn October 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Love those sconces. Thought about using them in our dining room.

  2. Yelle October 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    That is one gorgeous table! Great find! So drool worthy.

  3. TieDye64 October 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    The orange radar sconce has been on my wishlist since I first saw it. Love.

  4. Amanda @ Our Humble A{Bowe}d October 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Love this! Also, would you mind sharing how you make your paint sample for mood boards?

  5. Christine Drumgoole October 9, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    Great post! I almost spit out my tea when I read your title “Orange you Glad”, as I just did a post with the same title. Great minds think alike! Although, my post was more about using orange to make my super, duper out-dated bath so,so and kind of livable. I do like the ‘Boho Scales’ napkin. It would make a great wallpaper pattern.

  6. Heather B October 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    I love orange! Thank you for sharing! I painted my daughter’s nursery tangerine, the color sort of glowed into the hall, it may have been a little too much :-) I loved it anyway. The pop rocks glass is particularly lovely!

    • Making it Lovely October 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

      Ah, I did that with hot pink once. It glowed into the kitchen of our apartment!

  7. katie October 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    so fun! and that paint color is quite gorgeous.

  8. Claire October 10, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    Hi, we have a new orange lamp in our hall (John Lewis ‘Sofia’) complete with orange cord! Will check out this project xo

  9. Crystal October 10, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    Loving the color scheme here!

  10. Miss B. October 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    I rally love the orange + pink combo, very cheery! That table is a looker indeed!

  11. Jessie {My Mod Style} October 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    I am loving that paint color!!!!

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