The Color Orange


This time of year, we are feeling inspired by fabrics in shades of orange…that particularly fiery sliver of sunrise {and sunset}. Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. The color is linked to warmth, creativity, enthusiasm and definitely gets our attention!

Orange is a season-less color as it’s association with summer is just as true as it is with fall.

The use of orange in the home through fabrics and/or decorative accents can be bold or subtle depending on your personal style. Shades from peach to persimmon can jump start neutral spaces or add a warm layer to already color-infused decor. Consider saturated, robust hues as a cheerful option in a beach-side home, RV or even on the boat!

Hatherly Orange Blossom from Mill Creek softly introduces shades of tangerine, apricot and coral. It is a wonderful cotton option for drapery or bedding. Hatherly is offered in 3 additional colorways.


Floral print fabric.


Spots, one of our favorite go-to’s, is an upholstery weight chenille animal print.

The Pumpkin color is ideal for statement ottomans or small, occasional chairs.


Orange animal print fabric.


Orange and other vibrant, warm shades of color stimulate the appetite. Try a performance fabric in high traffic areas like the kitchen; on barstools or on host/hostess chairs in a dining room.

If a traditional feel is what you are after,Crypton Jumper from Valdese Weavers offers a smart herringbone in a modern shade of Melon. However, if the flamboyant better suites your taste, try Waverly’s Good Impression to create a stunning headboard or sets of drapery panels. A bright orange pattern from Bella Dura will make a dramatic statement outdoors. To accent, turn to fabrics with complimentary eye-catching shades of navy, aqua or teal.


Orange patterned fabrics.


Our on-line fabric store offers several hundred options, by the yard, in shades of orange alongside thousands of other fabrics in every color under the sun.