Brown, Blue, and Orange Decorating Schemes


The colors of brown, blue and orange can blend together well in an interior decorating scheme when the proper shades are chosen. Whether you're looking for a way to decorate a child's bedroom or going for a modern and sophisticated living room, you have a variety of options with these colors. Brown, blue and orange can be incorporated in a subtle or bold manner depending on your tastes.

Sports Scheme

  • Decorate a room in a sports-themed decorating scheme using the colors of brown, blue and orange. Plenty of sports teams have official colors of blue and orange, including the University of Florida Gators, the Denver Broncos of the NFL and New York Mets of major league baseball. Use the colors of blue and orange as colors for upholstery in the room, such as curtains and comforters. Tie brown into the decorating scheme by using a classic chocolate color for the wood furniture in the room. Wall colors could range from a bright orange to a subtle pale blue. Hang sports team memorabilia from the wall and place on shelves to add the completing touches.

Modern Scheme

  • Many modern decorating schemes rely on bold, bright colors. Blue and orange can easily fall into this category. Look for furniture with clean lines and edges such as a stainless steel couch frame and brown upholstery. Accent the couch with large pillows with blue and orange patterns on them. Area rugs can add to the modern feel of a room if you stick to ones in solid colors and shapes. For example, you can purchase a circular rug with orange as the primary color and several smaller blue circles throughout.

Subtle Scheme

  • While blue and orange tend to be bright, you can also incorporate them into a room in a subtle fashion, especially with the addition of brown. You have a number of ways to go about this. Choose one of the three colors for the wall, and stick to a very light shade to keep it from overwhelming the room. Use accent pieces throughout the room in the remaining two colors not chosen for the wall. For example, a room can have pale orange walls with dark brown shelving and clear blue glass vases. Seating areas might include brown, blue and orange pillows or blankets.

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