Mid-Century Modern Color Makes a Comeback.

Persimmon Orange
by Miriam Schulman


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Persimmon orange is popping up everywhere. This mid-century color is making a comeback but unlike Brady Bunch orange, the modern take on this reddish zesty hues is lighter and more sophisticated than its ancestor.Persimmon is a color that is dominating the season for its warmth and jovial take on the traditional orange. A mix between red and orange, Persimmon gives inhabited spaces that “something extra,” or jolt of energy. I love the way it looks fresh and youthful on sofas, and bed linens. This color looks great with all the other colors in the fall 2011 Pantone trend report from cadet and quarry blue to phlox purple. Look left at the unexpected mix of orange with a plummy throw. The abstract circle painting jazzes up the room with shimmering metallic tones.

Abstract Teal and Orange Koi Fish Painting

In a bedroom, a painting of koi fish is executed with deep teal tones. The painting looks fabulous over a bed with light persimmon orange bed linens.

Persimmons Sofa only $633!

You can get this look at home with an affordable sofa from AtHomeUSA  and add pillows by etsy sellers pictured in the featured treasury. The orange pillows look equally fantastic on gray sofas too which is a great way to start with a neutral basic and change the accessories each season.

Orange is liquid happiness!

Benjamin Moore, Electric Orange

Ken Fulk in House Beautiful 2011 October issue has an exciting idea for incorporating orange into your home without major changes. He says, “Orange is a bold, sophisticated, unapologetic, classic and fresh. After years of trashing a terribly expensive Robsjohn-Gibbings dining table, I decided to cover the top in a piece of glass, reverse painted in orange. I now dine on liquid happiness. I’m convinced I have an entire orange dining room in my future, complete with a chocolate-glazed ceiling and zebra print rug”

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0 thoughts on “Mid-Century Modern Color Makes a Comeback.”

  1. me too!
    seriously thinking about either painting a piece of glass for my kitchen counter—but in another post there is a designer who recommends painting glass in jade and I love that color too!

    @loubella – hadn't thought about the peacock over the sofa. good idea!

  2. I love the combination of the orange sofa with the plum colored throw and the artwork on the wall seems to pull it altogether. I can also visualize your Peacock painting hanging above the sofa as well. I think the purples and the jewel tones in the artwork are stunning. Love your work Miriam.


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I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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