Oh No!!! Not The Dreaded Orange Floors and Cabinets Again!

Orange on the floor! Orange on the cabinets! Orange everywhere because it’s an open floor plan! What color palette should be in your home when you are surrounded by orange?

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This is a big concern for many of my clients and it’s a little disappointing when I walk into a home and see the dreaded orange floor because I know when I walk into the kitchen, it will be on the cabinets as well. Cringe.

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As I step further into the home, there they are! Orange cabinets. I knew it. See them in the back? Can you also see how there is a river of orange from the kitchen cabinets right down to the floor? Can you also see the very white walls? Color to the rescue but what colors can fix this? I can tell you right now that all that is red-orange and anything even remotely close to is out!

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Let’s look at the basic color wheel for just a moment. See the orange? See what’s opposite of the orange? You just got a quick lesson in complementary color choices. Those are the colors that need to be in this home – tweaked of course.

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See how the homeowner has a red rug in the living room? See the reddish pillows? Chair? And even the furniture they have also has orange in it. It’s death by orange in this house!!

Well luckily for my Fort Mill, Tega Cay, SC client these are pictures from the home the day they closed on it. I came in yesterday and chose colors that will fix this right up! Here’s the new color palette. Also keep in mind that monitor representation is off . These colors are a lot cleaner looking which helps! Isn’t this beautiful?

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9 Responses to Oh No!!! Not The Dreaded Orange Floors and Cabinets Again!

  1. As with most of your posts, I would like to see an example of your recommendations implemented.

  2. Donna Frasca says:

    Hi Donna. I’m not quite sure what you mean. I have pictures of the orange floors that I’m referring to in the post and the colors that would make them look less awful. How can I answer your comment?

  3. donnadavidson says:

    I meant no harm, but before and after photos are among my favorites and it would be so helpful to see the effects of your choices after they were implemented. So many buyers are faced with wood floors, liking the material, but not considering the color. I would love to see the completed room with your suggested colors. That’s all.

  4. Donna Frasca says:

    You and me both but I rarely get any after photos. It takes a long time for a client to paint and get their house back in order and ready for pictures. This particular client is a distance away so I probably won’t see any after shots. I try though!

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