Terracotta and Orange Rugs
Anyone who has enjoyed a holiday in Italy cannot help but smile when they see the colour terracotta. In Italy and parts of southern France and Spain it is impossible to look at any landscape or cityscape for that matter and not have a view of terracotta roofs soaking up the sun. It is almost a given, then, that terracotta in all shades from deep burnt umber to almost pink, goes well with practically every other colour. To get the best out of your terracotta rug and make sure it brings the heat and warmth of Tuscany or the Balearics to your home, team it with the magenta and green of bougainvillea or the lime washed cream of the walls of the regions.
Warm up any room with terracotta
Terracotta seems to carry the sunshine with it and many people when asked to describe it with one word will say ‘orange’ but this is far from the case. Terracotta comes in a multitude of shades from washed out pink to almost brown and has every colour in-between – yes, including orange! Terracotta is one of those fortunate colours that keeps its identity even when cut with white to make it paler and so you can choose ascending vibrancy and depth of colour within the palette and know that they will all blend happily together. Rather like those tumbled tiled roofs and walls you have seen on holiday, one terracotta will never clash with its neighbour.