Category Archives: Colors & Patterns

Thinking Orange

keep calm and think orangeLast week I was in Atlanta for Orange 2014 — a Children’s/Student Ministry conference — along with 6,000 other attendees.

For us, “thinking orange” means embracing the faith strategy that combines the two primary influences that impact a kid’s life: three color dotsred is the heart of the home and yellow is the light of the church. 

What does the color orange mean to you?

BElieve in YOUrself

orange is the happiest color

keep outOrange is an attention grabber. Think traffic cones and construction zones.

A true orange is fun and vibrant when paired with bright blues, crisp greens or deep reds.

tangerine tangoOrange provides a pop of color to a spring or summer color palette. The Pantone Color of the Year in 2012 was Tangerine Tango.

halloween wine bottlesFall is my favorite decorating season. Whether your style is the terra cotta shade of fall foliage, or the valencia orange hue of a pumpkin patch, the color orange is a must for your autumn decor.

orange - bird on branch

Where can you add a little — or a lot — of orange in your life?flower vine on fridge - orange

orange - when all else fails

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Color Inspiration – turquoise

Color inspiration: #fairytalepink #springhyacinth #robinsegg #italianturquoiseUppercase Living offers fifty colors of vinyl to complement any decor. Italian Turquoise is the newest color in the palette and pairs well with more muted shades of blue (such as Robin’s Egg). Turquoise can add the punch of color needed to a room, whether it is an expression on the wall or a pillow on the couch. It is a bold and impactful choice when used as an accent color in a room predominately featuring hues from the opposite side of the color wheel.

What can you create with the color inspiration shown here: Fairytale Pink, Spring Hyacinth, Robin’s Egg and Italian Turquoise? If turquoise makes you happy, add it to your personal wardrobe (a scarf, necklace, or blouse) in addition to your living space.