Who Is Flaming June?

Adele Shotton-Pugh | Posted

When we, or the weathermen, say Flaming June we think Summer has arrived, and yet it's the name of a painting by Sir Frederic Leighton. Considered to be Leighton's magnum opus, the painting depicts a woman dress in a flowing orange dress curled up sleeping. The orange hues are probably what gives the painting's title the association to warm weather, as such, you can use this gorgeous colour to bring warmth into your home.

White sofa and arm chair in front of a wall mural of a classical renaissance painting

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A contemporary living room has given a classical masterpiece centre stage with an entire wall covered with a Flaming June mural. The orange gives an instant warmth to white décor and furnishings.

Orange voile curtains in a duck egg blue bedroom

The Luxurious Life

Be inspired by the soft, flowing dress of Flaming June to adorn your windows. Voiles and organza are perfect for letting soft light filter through and into the room.

Japanese style bedroom with wooden framed paper walls, and orange accessories and bedding

Corps Decor

The soft orange is used as an accent in this Japanese inspired bedroom. It gives warmth and depth without being too jarring on the eyes.

Sixties style orange and white breakfast table in an orange living space

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For a more modern approach use orange in a kitchen/diner to give a burst of warm summer colour.

Orange, red and white bedroom with single bed and desk

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Flaming orange is a great gender neutral colour choice for kid's rooms.

Moroccan Home Decor With Orange Wall And Red Sofa

Best home Decors

Be inspired by te warmth and spices of Morocco to bring orange hues into a comfy den.

Bright orange living room curtains

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If voiles don't offer you sufficient privacy at your windows, use full length orange drapes that puddle onto the floor to get the effect of Flaming June's dress.

White living space with white fitted units and orange alcoves

House Beautiful

Once again we see the visual of white décor with orange contrasts. These refreshing colours are singing out style in an understated way.

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