How to decorate with yellows and oranges

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Why: With the continuing retro love-in, lemon yellow has made a comeback while warming tangerine is this season’s on-trend tone. It may be fashion, but it looks set to stay.


  • Boldly go where Art Nouveau and Art Deco style went before, and add touches of turquoise, glossy black and silver to add zing to an orange base.
  • Liven up a living area (but never a bedroom) by teaming clementine with crisp white and cool apple green. Energising and revitalising? Tick!
  • Channel Sixties style by blending warm bronze with full-on citrus orange – it’s easier on the eye than you might think. Alternatively, pack a punch by adding a hit magenta or fresh ultramarine.

Top tip: In a kitchen, vibrant orange and shiny stainless steel are a match made in culinary heaven. Keep the look streamlined for a super-modern space, though.

Kitchen, from £17,000, Harvey Jones

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