Use orange as the starting point for an easy, versatile palette. See how to use it with other colors in your home.
Put your preconceived notions aside. Orange ― the stuff of jack-o’-lanterns and garish 1970s wardrobes ― is actually a wonderfully
versatile color for home decor.
The spectrum ranges from sophisticated and earthy to crisp and energetic, creating vibrant pairings with hues from forest greens to cool blues. Whether it’s a muted accent or a bold piece of furniture, use orange as the starting point for an easy palette that feels just right for the season.
Serene: Persimmon with neutrals
A subtle range of earth tones infuses this scene with tranquility. Accent with elements from nature, such as the potted succulent featured here, to complete the organic theme.
For a bold contrast, pair one strong red-orange item―here, Eero Saarinen's Womb chair and ottoman―with a wash of softer blues.
Accessories in the same vibrant color family help unify the elements.
Create a colorful focal point by painting your shelves (including the back) a hot new color. Here, pumpkin-colored shelves
(Kelly-Moore's Deep Spice wall paint, KM3608-5) act as a backdrop to deep brown and burnt orange accessories.