Orange is a bright, strong color that infuses a room with energy. But remember not to overdo it: A little splash goes a long way
• Use eye-catching hues judiciously. Too much of a bright color can be jarring; small clusters of orange set the scene without overkill.
• Bring in accents from nature. A tray of oranges serves as a decorative element in the room. In the window, a vase of protea echoes the color subtly.
• Let unexpected objects add to the decorating scheme. The owner of this home has several books with orange spines, which are grouped together to make an impact.
Sara Paloma ceramic vessels: ( www.sarapaloma.com or 510/658-2592)
Carafe, glass, stool, and teapot: Available from Zinc Details (see above)