You can expect to see lemon from the kitchen fruit bowl but probably not at the window treatments. This punchy shade, nevertheless, enlivens or spices up the food-prep area, like a dash of cayenne in aioli wakes up a tired, everyday sandwich. Incorporate orange through window treatment for improved lighting and atmosphere and to initiate your preferred style.

A Sunny Disposition

Good lighting, such as natural light, is a kitchen needs to, from breakfast time on. Curtain shade can alter or stifle daylight, especially if the rod is mounted narrowly, restricting fabric stack-back and limiting glass exposure. If your window treatment blocks some of the glass, or you’ve got window-blocking cafe-style drapes, orange-colored fabric enhances lighting, giving even a muddy day just a little sunshine leverage as daylight filters through.

Orange and Adventurous

Bright orange decor is not for the layout timid. It is in-your-face shade that is as modern as it is vivid, which may be why you are attracted to it. Opt for orange plastic blinds, if you are choosing a minimalist take and wipe-clean ease. Semi-transparent roller blinds or cotton drapes with a stylish white-on-orange motif, from a tangle of leafy vines to your bold geometric layout, behave as a full-time focal point, getting back-lit art during the day. Should you would like, use earthy burnt orange to present your kitchen rustic warmth or a cultural “curve,” whether you are aiming for Asian influence, African inspiration or another color-rich layout.

Only a Little

Should you find that orange is too bold to implement fully, only incorporate it a bit. Start with orange tiebacks clasping white drapes. A orange topper or window scarf is not as all-impacting as is all-orange drapery or blinds. Mixed-color patterns featuring orange specifics or white drapes decorated with orange liners require some of the “fear” from full-on orange-curtain committal.

Layout “Salad:” Working Together With Oranges

A orange window treatment is not going to make sense by itself. Dot the room with a few orange components and plenty of clean white and medium gray for a modern finish. For something fruitier, pair orange with other citrus colors, like lemon yellow, lime green and orange-red, speckling these throughout — the cookie jar, canisters, tea towels and dishware on open shelving — for just a small shade connectivity, or go bold with a different citrus shade painted on every cabinet door. Alternately, use coolly complementary blue art, flowers and table linen to temper orange accents. Should you add blue into the plot, go for balance; bright aqua or electric blue with bright tangerine, or cornflower or indigo blue with burnt orange, for example.

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