ORANGE CRUSH ūüß°

We can all agree that February is a grey time of the year so we wanted to bring you warmth and energy with orange as our colour of the month. Frank Sinatra said it best, “orange is the happiest colour"

East London Parasol Co: Etta Round Bamboo Parasol, Tangerine Suzani Cushion, Orange Aretha Octagonal Parasol, Peacock Chair 

Others: John Lewis & Partners Side Table, Le Creuset Stoneware Mug, Pooky Cookie Wall Light, Oliver Bonas Luna Sofa, Studio Cyl Orange Tulip Bath Mat, Pooky Taller Ferris Pillar Candle, Anissa Kermiche Ceramic Vase, Millennial Menu Oranges Canvas Print, Marie Hélène de Taillac Orange Earrings

THE HISTORY OF ORANGE

Interestingly, the colour orange only received its name during the 16th century, prior to that time it was simply called yellow-red! This changed when our beloved orange trees were brought to Europe from Asia by Portuguese merchants and colour was named after the ripe orange fruit. One of our favourites, the blood orange, is currently in season- check out the delicious blood orange marmalade recipe on Café Sucre Farine.
BLOOD ORANGE MARMALADE

PSYCHOLOGY OF ORANGE

Since orange is the combination of both red and yellow, it contains traits behind the colour psychology of both colours. Take the happiness of yellow and the energy from red and you’ve got yourself orange! Orange radiates warmth and happiness, positive words associated with orange are: social, fun, happiness, joyfulness, cheerful and warmth. We often overlook the colour orange in interiors however, it’s surprisingly versatile and when you incorporate and style it correctly you can transform any room.

STYLING ORANGE

 Orange is a versatile and welcoming colour and with shades varying from tangerine to Hermes orange there are hues to suit every taste. Orange can be a really effective accent colour as it contrasts beautifully with cool tones and complements warm colours.

Add an orange print on a wall, a rug, light fitting or even bathmat to bring colour and warmth into a room.

ETTA ROUND BAMBOO PARASOL

Pictured here is our Etta Round Bamboo Parasol and Terazzo Round Bamboo Parasol Base 

Our Etta parasol brings pink and orange together to produce a tropical vibe, this parasol is a blast of colour which can be complemented by accessories in pinks and yellows, or contrasted with cooler blues. Our Pink Zig Zag Napkins would look amazing on a table of green salads and colourful glassware.

PINK ZIG ZAG NAPKINS

East London Parasol Pink Zig Zag Napkins

STRIPED GLASS CUPS

Studio Cyl Striped Glass Cups 

AUGUSTA ROUND BAMBOO PARASOL

Pictured here is our Augusta Round Bamboo Parasol and our Tangerine Suzani Cushions

The Augusta parasol combines tangerine shades with pure black for a dramatic effect. This bold statement is beautifully combined with all shades of blue accessories such as our Turquoise Napkins. Our Indigo Suzani Cushions would work perfectly with the vibrant orange, and an Yves Klein blue wall or lavender bushes would look incredible behind it.

INDIGO SUZANI CUSHION 

East London Parasol Indigo Suzani Cushion 

NAVY ZIG ZAG NAPKINS

East London Parasol Navy Zig Zag Napkins

HUGO ROUND BAMBOO

Pictured here is our Hugo Round Bamboo Parasol

 Our newest favourite parasol, Hugo, has hints of pale orange which complement the pastel blue. This beautiful combination would look stunning with our Tangerine Suzani Cushions.

TANGERINE SUZANI CUSHION

East London Parasol Tangerine Suzani Cushion

 If after reading this you're inspired by the colour orange why not take a look at some of our bestselling orange parasols.

We love seeing your creativity- your photos make our day so make sure to send us your parasol creations and tag us on Instagram using #lovemyparasol. If we feature your photos on social media we will send you a discount code for your next purchase!