Olé, Orange!

Designers, landscapers, and paint specialists get a ‘kick’ out of one of the color wheel’s brightest, happiest family members


An orange living room, by Paul Feiten, of Paul Feiten Design, with Benjamin Moore striped walls.

Photograph By Beth Singer


POP!: From left: A chair in Dijon, The Real Milk Paint Co., and a Marquis Orange wall, Sherwin-Williams.



“Echinacea Tiki Torch (above) and other hot-color plants make gardens stand out.”
— Melinda Myers, horticulturist and author of the Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide

PATTERN PLUS: F. Schumacher & Co. delivers in the orange department with several prints that range from traditional to contemporary. Counterclockwise from left: Sunkissed sizzlers — Gainsborough Velvet orange, Kyara Vine valencia, Belize plaid orange, and Sunglass print orange.  


“Orange is the happiest color.” — Frank Sinatra


A. Daredevil, Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.

B. Citrus Orange, Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com.

C. Ale, Devine Color, devinecolor.com.

D. Teak, Devine Color.

E. Tomato Tango, Benjamin Moore.



F. Tucker Orange, Benjamin Moore.

G. Gladiola, Sherwin-Williams.

H. Outrageous Orange, Benjamin Moore.




Tangerine glass table lamp, $198, Lamps Plus, lampsplus.comTangerine Tux chair, $1,000, Crate & Barrel, Somerset Collection, Troy.


Eight-piece espresso set, $10, area Macy’s stores, macys.com.


PERFECT PAIRING: Designer Paul Feiten had the board and frame shown here custom made for this Circle of Life wall sculpture. Painted in an avocado color, the background allows the sculpture to pop from the orange wall and gives it presence. ROOM PHOTO BY BETH SINGER.


“Orange creates excitement and energizes me — when used correctly, it’s a winner.” — Paul Feiten

OH, ORANGE! These orange walls, in a room by Paul Feiten, left, of Paul Feiten Design, Bloomfield Hills, feature super-wide stripes painted in two tones from Benjamin Moore. “Orange is tricky,” he says, “but with a lot of study and research, I find the perfect companions.” Portrait by Hayden Stinebaugh.

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