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 Glidden.com.

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

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  • Kathryn
    October 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm

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

  • Yelle
    October 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm

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

  • TieDye64
    October 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm

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

  • 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?

    • Making it Lovely
      October 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      I created a custom brush in Photoshop for paint blobs.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • katie
    October 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    so fun! and that paint color is quite gorgeous.

  • 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

  • Crystal
    October 10, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Loving the color scheme here!

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

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

  • Jessie {My Mod Style}
    October 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I am loving that paint color!!!!