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.
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.
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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