My former boss, Michael Smith, says this about orange in his book, Houses, "there's a terrific book, The Decorator by Florence de Dampierre, in which practically every decorator declares he doesn't like orange. So, of course, I decided to paint a room orange, the color of an Hermes box. It was incredible to look down the hall and see this glow, like a James Turrell light effect. But I must admit it was super-uncomfortable to be in. So I'm probably not going to advise someone to choose orange. Maybe a pumpkin or pale melon in an entrance hall or gallery, but not in a bedroom. Orange is tricky."
From the Right Bank in collaboration with Down and Out Chic has monthly "Orange Crush" posts.