The wide range of shades and tones in the orange color family has lent itself popular in many stylish homes. You can choose from the bright shades of sunny tangerines, warm tones of burnt orange to the cool hues of Persian orange.
It’s worth taking note that orange can be vibrant, invigorating, fun and stimulating. At the same time, orange can be passionate, bold and intimidating. That said, it’s important to take stock of the varieties so you can find the perfect shade that resonates with your personality.
Knowing how a particular shade of orange can impact a room is the key to using this color. When done right, orange can give you a much needed dose of enthusiasm and motivation. When used poorly, it can be too much, too frivolous and overstimulating.
1. Orange kitchen
Orange gives this sleek kitchen a modern vibe. The vibrant and glossy hue also brightens up this compact room with no natural lighting.
Warm orange partnered with brown makes this living room look cozy and inviting. The upholstery and carpet’s neutral colors also serve as a background to make the orange accent pieces pop. Altogether, the result is a classy look for a relaxing living room.
3. Two-toned orange dining room
This luxurious dining room is a grand display of how orange interacts with the colors yellow and red. With yellow, it paints a fun, playful and optimistic atmosphere. With red, it can be dramatic and intense as well as giving off a sense of prosperity.
4. Orange bedroom
The right shade of orange is important to create a relaxing mood to the bedroom. A warm orange blending with neutrals can be calming while pops of orange in the throws, draperies and displays can spice up the overall look and even create a happy feel.
This home office has no holds barred when it came to choosing its dominant color. Rightly so, the rich orange throughout the room is the kind that excites, stimulates and boosts energy. Just what you need when you need to focus and juice up your creativity.
Colors used with orange in this room: Brown, red, green, pink and violet.
6. Orange foyer
This foyer proves that a burst of orange is all you need to make a room look interesting. While it makes the room look modern, funky and fun, this shade of color also creates a warm and inviting appeal which is just perfect both for welcoming and wowing guests.
7. Orange bathroom
This bathroom gets an uplift with the orange wall tiles. The bright and glossy orange tiles brighten up the small space while the yellow tones make the bathroom look happy and playful. Simple yet brilliant.
8. Fiery orange kitchen
Orange stimulates the appetite so this should work well for this eat-in kitchen. It also helps that this color encourages social interaction and tolerance for other people. It goes hand in hand with this kitchen’s purpose of socializing or entertaining guests, as made apparent by its layout, especially of the peninsula breakfast bar.
9. Living room with orange accents
Tangerine throw pillows give a much needed boost of energy to this living room. Without the bright accent pieces, this room would look dull and boring given its abundance of neutral palette.
Orange walls make the dining room stand out in this predominantly white open concept interior. It also creates a warm and cozy space in a sea of cool whites. The orange room sets a positive mood, makes one cozy up and encourages bonding over meals.
Colors used with orange in this room: Black, grey, red, green and brown.
At times, the right shade of orange can be too vibrant or stimulating especially for a bedroom. In this case, a burst of orange on the bed adds visual interest without the risk of it being distracting when you’re already laid down.
Colors used with orange in this room: Red, grey and brown.
The combination of orange and blue makes this foyer look fun, lively and bright. The colors complement each other so that blue makes the orange more orange and vice versa. The interplay of light cool blue with crisp white also creates a coastal vibe while the orange accent wall gives off a warm and sunny disposition.
Colors used with orange in this room: Blue, grey, red, pink and brown.
13. Orange and white kitchen
The orange cabinetry warms up the room and steals the spotlight as it serves as the kitchen’s focal points. The abundance of white, in turn, offsets the warm tones of the cabinetry and adds a very light and airy effect.
Colors used with orange in this room: White, green, pink, red, grey and brown.
The bright orange walls make this dining room come alive. Depending on the shade, an orange can make a room look small or big than it actually is. In this case, the bright sunny shade partnered with cool crisp white add visual space as well as make the room feel cheerful. Pops of orange on the table and the burnt orange bench also hold the entire look together.
Colors used with orange in this room: White, red, grey and brown.
Here’s a smart way to use orange for a small home office. To maximize storage space, boxes of complimentary colors create a look of organized clutter in the vertical space. The wall also gives a boost of motivation and stimulates the mind. All one needs to do is stare right ahead and face the wall.
Colors used with orange in this room: White, green, yellow, grey and brown.
The orange accent wall makes this small space for an entry look stunning and cheerful. The asymmetrical layers of the hooks and open storage cubicles create a fun and playful effect. Pops of brown on the orange space also result to an elegant look.
This simple bedroom gets revitalized with accents of orange. The fiery orange wall creates a dramatic effect as well as a passionate vibe. Set behind the bed, the accent wall doesn’t distract when one needs to doze off but is designed to energize when one’s already up and about.
Colors used with orange in this room: Grey and brown.
The combination of orange and turquoise makes this eat-in-kitchen look chic and funky. The graphic pattern and mustard-colored drapery against the wall also add for an overall retro appeal.
Colors used with orange in this room: Turquoise, yellow, pink, green, violet grey and brown.
On its own, orange can be too vibrant and intense. In this case, the apricot shade is all that’s needed to cap off the contemporary look of the powder room. After all, some people come up with their million dollar ideas from their stay in the toilet.
Colors used with orange in this room: White, red, pink, grey and brown.
Different shades of orange interact with brown and green accent pieces for a rich earthy theme. Shades of orange can also be used for a Southwestern fare or whatever theme your creative mind can come up with.
Software used for the green color analysis: Tineye.com