Orange with Holly Hollingsworth Phillips!

Good morning, friends! We are having so much fun having blog friends share with us their favorite colors! We think you’re going to adore today’s. Our friend Holly Hollingsworth Phillips is a lot like the stunning interiors she designs: frank, fabulous and oh so fun! Her designs are positively swoon worthy, as you can see from her amazing blog, The English Room. She was one of the first designers I interviewed for Domino, and I loved her instantly because she just tells it like it is. When it comes to neutral rooms? Holly has had enough. So it’s no surprise that orange is her favorite hue. Take a peek at some of Holly’s favorite picks that will have you feeling this shade for fall and far beyond! And, for more of her stunning interiors, visit her blog! And now, on to Holly:

Any guesses what is my most favored color?

Why, it is orange of course!


I think color theory is so interesting. The thought behind my favorite hue are worth a look via

It combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. To the human eye, it  is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. It increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. It is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance. Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.

Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust. Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action. Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.

I have gathered a few images from across the web to evoke the best of orange.




Holly Hollingsworth Phillips

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Good morning, chic friends! I’m so excited today to have an article on the fabulous Holly Hollingsworth Phillips on Domino! If you have a second, make sure to head over there and check it out.

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But, in case you don’t have a second, you can read it right here!


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