How to Decorate With Burnt Orange Colors

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Burnt orange is a deep shade containing blue or black to give it a rich, earthy brown tone.This muted color works well with both cool and warm earth tones and makes a beautiful complement to any neutral color.

Burnt Orange on Walls

  • Add instant warmth to a room with a burnt orange accent wall. Accentuate the orange color with crisp white wall trim. For a cozy feel, use it in a room with walls painted in brown, golden yellow, beige or cream. Burnt orange fits perfectly with the warm, earthy rusty red, sunflower yellow and terra-cotta colors of a Tuscan color palette. Use gray on the remaining walls for a modern, updated look.

    Pair burnt orange with natural wood furnishings in tones of brown or reddish brown for a rich, sophisticated feel. Use it on dining room walls to impart a sense of drama while subtly stimulating appetite and conversation. Muted colors read like neutrals on walls, making it easier to incorporate color on larger surfaces.

Warm Up Furniture

  • Include burnt orange upholstery in a warm, autumn-inspired color palette. Pair a burnt orange sofa with armchairs in mustard yellow. Nestle a burnt orange chair among a grouping of brown leather furniture anchored by an area rug in crimson and gold.

    Accent the dark-toned wood of a four poster or platform bed with a burnt orange bedspread. Place a fiery burnt orange headboard against a cool blue-gray wall. Introduce earthy warmth to the kitchen with bar stools upholstered in burnt orange leather.

Colorful Lighting

  • Don’t overlook the opportunity to add a pop of color with burnt orange on a light fixture. In a modern setting, a burnt orange drum shade on a hanging pendant, table lamp or floor lamp warms the room with an amber glow. Go sleek and shiny with this deep shade of orange on a pair of ceramic table lamp bases.

    Light up a kitchen island with a trio of hanging art glass pendants in burnt orange. An artfully sculpted pendant light in deep orange is an instant focal point in a dining room or foyer. For a sultry look of elegance, go for a Victorian-style fabric-covered lampshade in burnt orange with delicate amber-colored beaded glass trim.

Cozy Accessories

  • For a complimentary color scheme, accent a room with burnt orange and teal accessories. Combine the two colors on accent pillows for a sofa or bed. Place burnt orange flowers in a teal ceramic vase or use burnt orange place mats under teal dinnerware.

    In a bedroom with a monochromatic scheme of orange, accent apricot-colored walls with burnt orange curtains. Echo of the color of the curtains with burnt orange pillows and a throw on a cream-colored bedspread. A brown leather headboard and wood furniture with a walnut finish bring in the darkest shades of orange.

    Add a subtle hint of warmth to a neutral color palette with a burnt orange floral arrangement, a group of ceramic vases, an area rug, fabric window shades or a group of candles. Orange is a color that commands attention, even when its muted and used in small doses.

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