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, from the bedroom to the bathroom or kitchen. If you've shied away from orange in the past because you don't know what to pair it with, check out these inspiring ideas.
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Orange + Navy + Green
Bright orange flower details on a background of calming navy and green wallpaper give this petite powder room from Cathie Hong Interiors an energizing dose of color without overwhelming.
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Orange + Red
One of the easiest colors to pair with orange is another bright, warm shade like red. In this room from tfrugs.co,, an orange throw pillow complements a red patterned rug and the warm tone of the wood floors.
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Orange + 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 + Mustard + Teal
This colorful basement bar from Casa Watkins Living features mustard yellow cabinetry, a teal ceramic tile backsplash, and dining chairs upholstered in a citrusy shade of orange.Continue to 5 of 23 below.
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Shades of Orange + White
Looking for a complementary color as vibrant and bold as orange? This bedroom from kabineaanzee takes a monochromatic approach by combining various shades of orange throughout the space, balanced with plenty of fresh white. By pairing pastels and bright tangerines together, this space feels multi-dimensional and purposeful.
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Rust + Black
While you may think you should reserve this color combo for Halloween, orange and black can be a chic and contemporary color pairing for any home when used sparingly to keep it from overwhelming the space. This living room from housectomy proves that when done correctly, black and orange is one of the most striking color combos out there.
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Orange + Gray
Orange and gray is a classic color pairing that works well in this contemporary bedroom from Brexton Cole Interiors that mixes plenty of texture and pattern to keep it lively and inviting. Orange can also be used to warm up an industrial interior dominated by concrete and stainless steel finishes.
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Orange + Purple + Yellow
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. Touches of yellow add brightness.Continue to 9 of 23 below.
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Orange + Creamy White
This living room from _theclevelandhouse proves that an orange couch is always a good idea. By painting the walls in a soft, neutral shade of creamy 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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Terracotta + Salmon + Pale Yellow
Soft accents of terracotta, salmon pink, and pale golden yellow add depth and warmth to this neutral San Francisco condo living room from Cathie Hong Interiors, complementing the warm wood accents and soft white walls.
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Orange + Pink + Blue
In this living room from instakinz, wall decor featuring bursts of orange pairs wonderfully with muted pink and blue throw pillows. Pairing vibrant shades of orange with muted colors is a great way to tone it down and create a sense of softness and tranquility.
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Orange + Green + White
This cheerful home office from Casa Watkins Living has a wallpaper accent wall featuring a tropical pattern in shades of orange and green, a deep pile burnt orange Moroccan-style rug, and plenty of fresh white paint on the walls and built-ins to keep it feeling light and luminous.Continue to 13 of 23 below.
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Pale Orange + Beige
If the thought of using orange in your home decor feels a little intimidating, consider mixing beige tones with a pale, soft orange that has beige or tan undertones to bring in a bit of color without overwhelming the space, like this living room from chilvers_terrace.
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Orange + Blue + White
Adding bright orange accents to a coastal decor scheme is an easy way to energize a classic, like this Florida sitting room from interior designer Maite Granda.
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Rust + Tan
Tans, whites and beiges work well with any shade of orange, but when combined with darker rusts and burnt orange tones can help to create a warm and earthy feel, like this living room from homewithkelsey.
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Tangerine + Green
Ready to go all in on orange? If you want to make a bold statement, this vibrant living 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.Continue to 17 of 23 below.
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Orange + Copper
This bold kitchen from Mary Patton Design features bright saturated orange paint on the kitchen island and a striking copper backsplash to memorable effect. The striking orange tones are tempered with plenty of black and white to keep them from overwhelming.
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Pale Orange + Olive Green
In this midcentury modern living room from Cathie Hong Interiors, pale orange and olive green accent pillows add dimension to the soft whites, beiges, and pale wood tones of the room. A tall vase of bird of paradise stems subtly reinforces the orange and green scheme.
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Orange + Gold
Orange is an accent color in this maximalist kitchen from Casa Watkins Living, from the bright orange flowers on the tropical blue-and-green patterned wallpaper accent wall to the upholstered bar stools around the large kitchen island in a soft shade of pumpkin complemented with shiny gold-toned legs.
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Orange + Soft White
A little bit of orange goes a long way in this living room from Cathie Hong Interiors, where throw pillows and a framed wall print in tones of orange give the neutral toned space a lift.Continue to 21 of 23 below.
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Orange + Pink
Orange and pink is a classic feel-good combination that works like a charm in this boho design-inspired girls bedroom from Casa Watkins Living. The orange accents on the bed linens stand up to the bold shades of pink that dominate the room, creating dimension without needing to steal the spotlight.
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Burnt Orange + Brown
A deep, rich burnt orange like the color of the velvet armchair in this room from sallydoessassy works well with wood tones and brown hues. Between the wooden coffee table and the earthy patterned wallpaper, this room is filled with vintage charm.
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Orange + Pink
In the closet of this girls bedroom from Casa Watkins Living, vibrant patterned removable wallpaper reverses the balance of the main room, with pink acting as an accent that gives depth and dimension to the orange background. Using removable wallpaper is a low commitment way to test out color palettes if you're nervous about going all in.