Okay, in all fairness I can’t really call navy and orange a “trend”. If you know anything about color theory (or if you remember blending paints in elementary art class), then you know that navy and orange are complementary colors. Complementary pairs are opposites on the color wheel and they really pop when they come together….sort of like me and my husband :).
Recently I’ve been a bit obsessed with navy and orange. It doesn’t really go well with my interior color scheme, so instead I thought it would be fun to incorporate the colors into my wardrobe. Today I’d hoped to show you an adorable springy navy-and-orange outfit I DIY’ed. This DIY project involved dying a shirt navy blue and refreshing an old belt in orange. Well…it didn’t exactly go according to plan and my shirt is now partially purple. Still cute. Sort of what I thought might happen based on the label instructions, but not what I’d hoped! So instead let’s look at my secret stash of navy and blue eye candy together shall we?
This nursery is by Sarah Richardson and I think the wallpapered ceiling and curtains are fantastic.
You’ll notice in many of the pictures I chose there are luscious graphic patterns all playfully working together. If you have white walls in your home, bold graphic patterns in complementary colors is a great way to go!
Aren’t the pillows and urns just perfect against the white walls? I love how everything pops so vibrantly.
This “chevron rug” is actually a bunch of flor.com carpet tiles. I’m not sure if I would find the orange stacks of boxes under the side table incredibly practical, but what a fantastically cheap option for a bold accessory with a big impact!
Again, I am loving the contrast of the white tray ceiling, drapes, and couches against the bold navy wallpaper and zigzag rug.
The combination of fabrics on these throw pillows from 6th Steet Design makes me feel happy :).
I am considering refreshing my boys’ room sometime in the near future and would love to incorporate navy and orange bedding. It’s masculine and yet still very fresh, young, and fun!
The image below is not what I typically consider to be my style, and yet, here I sit loving everything about it! Uh oh, is my style changing on me?
This bedroom is my least favorite navy and orange combo of the bunch, but I appreciate the boldness of blending the traditional wallpaper and headboard with modern touches.
And here is one of my favorite images of the bunch! The addition of brown to the mix is fantastic. Doesn’t this combination look amazing up agains the pallet/wood wall?
And we’ll conclude our tour with this non-traditional baby shower found via Hostess. I would be terrified to have my white chairs outside on the lawn around little kids and food, but wow, it sure does look fantastic!
Perhaps with Pantone’s Tangerine Tango taking center stage this year it’s no wonder that we are also seeing more navy. Have you noticed the navy and orange color trend popping up around you? What do you think? Like it enough to try it in your own home? Like it enough to dye your own shirt and spray paint a belt? LOL! No, I guess that’s just me.