Orange you glad you got a new Yellowpop sign?
Alright, so maybe orange can sometimes seem like one of the sillier shades on the color spectrum. Orange is jack-o-lanterns, Nemo the fish, and rubber traffic cones you accidentally run over in your car. But orange is also awesome! Orange is healthy carrots and Monarch butterflies and basketballs. Frank Ocean named his debut album channel ORANGE because the color reminded him of young summer love, when everything in the sticky hotter months of summer was tinged with that hue to him. “Orange is the color of liberation, from the pains of hurtful love and inner insecurities,” the R&B singer has said. “To 'channel' orange is to truly be free, to be you.”
That’s all well and good, sure, but can orange work for interior design? At Yellowpop, we say, yes! Orange is underrated. They used to say that breakfast without orange juice was like a day without sunshine, and we’d go a step further and say that everyday should have a hint of the hue.
Jonathan Adler, the interiors maven we collaborated with on a recent collection, has said he thinks of orange as “bright and mood-enhancing.” Orange is a color that encourages warmth and happiness. So embrace your inner orange, get an orange neon sign, and let your freak flag fly. Here’s how to squeeze the most out of this awesome color.
Where to orange it up
We could all use a little orange in the morning: Got a breakfast nook? Actually, anywhere you find yourself buttering toast and drinking juice every AM — an orange neon sign is ideal. Orange is just about the most refreshing way to start everyday, a chromatic shot of Vitamin C in the form of an LED neon sign. With that in mind, an orange neon sign can also be great in the bedroom. Maybe it’s not the most romantic color around, but it’s a great motivator, a perfect buzz of energy to see first thing in the morning. In fact, anywhere that gets a lot of light will benefit nicely from an orange neon sign.
Orange is the liveliest of colors, so we also recommend it for anywhere you’ll be doing lots of living — got a new WFH (work-from-home) setup that could use a little zhuzh? Orange will give you about as much pep as your 10 am matcha.
When orange is the ideal option
And so what LED neon sign will look ideal in bright buzzing orange? Anything a little fun will benefit from this hilarious hue: a slice of pizza, a (slightly cheeky) peach, or anything hot to the touch, like a flame or a match, will look hot as heck in bright neon orange.
But, if you’re hoping to go custom with your Yellowpop sign, there are just as many ideas that will look slick and super in orange.
We say: use an orange neon sign as an outpost of adventure. Have a lyric or quote that makes you wanna tackle the world? “Be brave,” The journey matters more than the destination,” “Morning person,” “Rise and grind,” “We are young, wild, and free,” “Oh the places you’ll go” — anything that gives you wanderlust and morning motivation, why not try it in orange?
Or just be as weird as can be: what about a sign in bright orange that’s just “!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”? It’s an adventurous shade for adventurous people — have fun, color outside the lines, do whatever makes you feel good! That’s the promise of orange — the promise of total and complete self-expression.
How to mix and match
Orange is such a bright color that it does a lot of the heavy lifting itself, so we recommend pairing it with a fabulous neutral palette — there’s something really 1970s chic about contrasting beige, creme, or tan with a brilliant pop of orange. If you want to be a little more bold, try a citrus explosion by stacking it next to something yellow — it will be like a zest of refresh for your eyes.
Because even when orange is a little outrageous, it’s always perfect for perking things up. That’s why we say: don’t be afraid of orange. Let it give you (and your house) a little pep in the step.