An inherently happy and uplifting color, orange is a hue that should be used more often in home decor. A shade that can be both contemporary and rustic, orange has a reputation for being a difficult color to decorate with, but that doesn't have to be the case. From burnt orange to bold tangerine, there are endless ways to put the color to use around your home.
If you're wondering what shades go well with orange, we've rounded up our favorite palettes. Whether you are decorating a bedroom with orange or brightening up your kitchen, here are our favorite pairings.
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Red & Orange
One of the easiest colors to pair with orange is another bright, warm color like red. As seen in this room from tfrugs.co, orange plays beautifully with red, especially in heavily patterned textiles like Moroccan rugs or throw blankets. If you want to brighten up your space, consider mixing orange with other bright, warm shades.
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Yellow & Blue
If bold colors are your thing, you'll love this bedroom from iza.perez_coloresdemialma. We love the wonderful orange-themed wallpaper, but we love it even more when it is paired with the bold blues and yellows throughout the rest of the room. These complementary colors create a funky, almost retro vibe in a modern space.
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Orange & Orange
Looking for a complementary color as vibrant and bold as orange? Consider different shades of orange. This bedroom from kabineaanzee takes a monochromatic approach and features various shades of orange throughout the space. By pairing pastels and bright tangerines together, this space feels multi-dimensional and purposeful.
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Orange & Black
While you may think you should reserve this color combo for Halloween, black and orange can be a chic and contemporary color pairing for any home. This lovely living space from housectomy proves that when done correctly, black and orange is one of the best color combos out there.
When using this pairing, use it sparingly and only in accent colors to keep it from overwhelming the space.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Orange & Purple
If you're looking for a funky, retro pairing, consider orange and purple. This groovy living room from interior_hysteria features a bold orange couch that plays so well with the purple and yellow wallpaper behind it. Purple and orange are analogous colors because they are close to each other on the color wheel and they play well in living spaces, dens or offices.
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Orange & White
The softness and subtlety of a neutral help to calm bright and bold orange. This living room from _theclevelandhouse proves that an orange couch is always a good idea. By keeping the walls white, the room feels sophisticated and doesn't overwhelm with color.
White and orange is also a great color combo for a bedroom or even a kitchen.
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Orange & Muted Hues
This lovely scene from instakinz features a beautiful painting with bursts of orange that pairs wonderfully with the muted pink and blue throw pillows. A little unexpected, pairing orange with muted colors is a great way to tone down the shade and create a sense of softness and tranquility.
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Orange & Brown
A deeper, richer orange like the color of the chair in this room from sallydoessassy is a great shade to pair with real wood or brown hues. Between the wooden coffee table and the earthy colored wallpaper, this room is filled with vintage charm.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Orange & Teal
One of our favorite color combos that's often overlooked is orange and teal. This cozy living space from apogee_interiors proves that deep orange pillows are the perfect accent for a teal velvet couch. This color combo is similar to orange and purple, but when toned down because a little less retro and a little more minimalist and modern.
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Beige & Light Orange
The very subtle light orange walls in this space from chilvers_terrace are the perfect backdrop for the beige and orange accents throughout the room. If using orange in your home decor is still a little intimidating, consider a lighter, softer orange with beige or tan undertones to bring in a bit of color without overwhelming the space.
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Neutrals & Orange
We adore this living room from homewithkelsey, which features pops of orangey browns throughout the neutral color palette. Tans, whites and beiges are great colors to pair with any shade of orange, but when combined with darker, earthier shades they become a little more rustic and minimal.
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Orange & Green
Ready to go all in on orange? This room from silkenfavours is a great example of how to go bold when using orange in your home. We can't get enough of the lime green walls and fiery orange couch in this space. If you want to make a bold statement, this is the color combo for you.
If you've shied away from orange in the past because you don't know what to pair it with, these ideas should inspire you to think again. Whether you want to create bright, retro space or you want to bring a little color into a minimalist, neutral one, orange is a hue you should consider.