Orange doesn’t appear too often in nature. But when it does, it’s certainly noticeable! If you’re looking for a burst of vibrant energy for your living space, orange is an outstanding color to choose. And it goes with more colors than you might think.
What Colors Go With Orange?
Here’s a list of colors that go with orange, including color palette examples.
1. Royal Blue and Orange
Hex Codes: #4169e1, #ff6b35, #eef4ed
Blue and orange are complementary colors, so it makes sense that various shades of orange pair beautifully with various shades of blue. But if you want a combination that really pops, royal blue and orange are great choices! Choose vivid orange and royal blue for an extra-bright color scheme, or go with burnt orange and royal blue for something a little quieter.
The key with a combination like this is to choose one as the main color and the other as an accent. You might consider a royal blue end table in a room with orange walls. Royal blue and orange look especially striking when incorporated into patterns, too. Try a patterned rug or bedspread in a room that’s otherwise fairly neutral.
2. Pewter and Orange
Hex Codes: #adb4bf, #efa00b, #554348
If you like neutrals but want something with a little more pizazz, metallic shades are a great addition to any room. Pewter goes with just about any color. But gray shades look nice with orange, and the brushed, silvery glow of pewter is very close to gray.
Pewter excels as an accent color. And since it’s a common color for picture frames, lamps, and other small accents, it’s easy to incorporate. Pewter looks especially nice with burnt orange or bittersweet orange. Since both are muted shades, they create a palette with balanced energy.
3. Slate Blue and Orange
Hex Codes: #5b7c99, #ff8c42, #cfe8ef
Gray and blue both go well with orange. So if you can’t decide between the two, slate blue is a great option. Slate blue is just blue enough to work as a complement to orange and just gray enough to function almost like a neutral.
This color scheme works best if you choose slate blue as your main color and orange as an accent. Try a slate blue couch and ottoman with orange accent pillows or an orange rug. Or if you want a palette that’s lighter overall, take a room that is mostly white or cream and add touches of both slate blue and orange throughout.
4. Brick Red and Orange
Hex Codes: #cb4154, #f6c28b, #7e8987
Since red and orange are both hot colors, combining them in a room might not sound advisable. But this combination looks best with little hints of brick red. The best way to do this is to add a Moroccan rug to a room with orange walls. The result is a somewhat off-beat, bohemian aesthetic.
If you want to incorporate brick red a different way, try adding a brick red lamp or two to a mostly orange room. This combination works especially well with a cooler neutral like crisp white, cool gray, or a darker charcoal gray.
5. Mustard Yellow and Orange
Hex Codes: #ffdb58, #cc5500, #3f7cac
Like red, yellow is a hot color that can actually look nice with orange when incorporated carefully. Mustard yellow is a classic, muted yellow that has recently made a comeback in the world of design. If you choose to combine these colors, try adding a cooler color like navy or denim blue. A living room with white walls, blue furniture, and mustard and orange accents works well.
If you want a bolder, more daring look, try mustard yellow furniture, soft orange walls, and blue accents. This is an interesting, non-traditional color combination that can be a lot of fun to experiment with!
6. Warm White and Orange
Hex Codes: #fef9f3, #de9151, #424242
Warm white and shades of cream combine nicely with orange. They’re great shades to choose if you like the orange and white look but prefer a softer combination with a little less contrast. This vintage-inspired combination looks nice in patterned wallpaper or on rugs.
You might also consider pastel-orange walls with white crown molding or trim. Or opt for warm white living room furniture with a couple of soft orange table lamps or accent pillows. This palette looks best with some type of dark, grounding shade like navy, dark brown, or even black.
7. Lime Green and Orange
Hex Codes: #32cd32, #f18805, #cccccc
This might sound like a surprising combination. But in design, lime green isn’t the borderline-fluorescent shade many of us think of. It’s closer to the actual color of the skin of a lime. Since it’s bright but still a little muted, it can be combined with orange without becoming too overwhelming. Try a lime green accent wall in a room with mostly-white walls and orange furniture.
This combination also looks nice when you incorporate just a little bit of orange, too. You can create a cheery, summery aesthetic with soft lime green walls and patterned curtains that include a good bit of orange. To balance out this much brightness, it’s a good idea to include neutrals like cream, beige, or soft gray.
8. Cool Gray and Orange
Hex Codes: #8c92ac, #f39237, #fff8f0
Speaking of gray, this is another classic color that goes with orange. Cooler shades of gray are especially effective at balancing out orange’s vivacious energy. So if you’re hoping to incorporate bright, orange-peel orange into your home, cooler grays are an excellent choice for grounding.
You can create a crisp, striking aesthetic with gray furniture and a handful of accent throws and pillows. If the room needs a little more orange, try an orange accent wall, too. For a bold and non-traditional look, try gray and white patterned curtains against an orange wall.
9. Cyan and Orange
Hex Codes: #00ffff, #f79256, #9899a6
If you like the combination of blue and orange but would prefer a higher-energy blue, look no further than cyan. And though vintage design schemes tend to combine cherry red and cyan, cyan looks great with orange as well. This combination will give you a cool, retro vibe when combined with black and white. For a high-energy kitchen, try a black and white tile floor, orange walls, and cyan kitchen cabinets!
If you like this combination but want an aesthetic that’s a bit cooler overall, start with a room with mostly cool neutrals. Cool gray and cool beige are great choices. From there, add some cyan and orange accents throughout.
10. Violet and Orange
Hex Codes: #7f00ff, #f8bd7f, #979aaa
Violet’s blue undertones make it a good choice for pairing with orange. This is a combination that has the potential to become garish if not used carefully. One way to incorporate it is to include a patterned tapestry that includes orange, violet, and possibly other colors.
If you want a bolder aesthetic, try combining a violet bedspread with a room with orange walls (or an orange accent wall). Or if you want a room with a cooler feel, simply add a couple of orange accents to a room with pale violet walls.
11. Gold and Orange
Hex Codes: #d4af37, #cc5803, #433a3f
Metallics tend to go well with orange. And while it’s easy to see why pewter or silver shades would look nice with orange, you might not be so sure about gold. But gold’s warm energy actually can work well with orange’s vivacity.
Try a gold, sun-shaped wall hanging on an orange wall. The warmth of the orange combined with the symbolic warmth of the sun will add pleasant energy to the room. Of course, this palette does well with a grounding shade. Try adding chocolate-brown furniture or a navy blue rug.
12. Burgundy and Orange
Hex Codes: #800020, #ecce8e, #8aa1b1
If you’re looking for something regal and vaguely Middle Eastern, try burgundy and orange! This is a combination to use carefully. But if you strike a good balance, it can be a memorable look.
If you aren’t sure about this palette, start by adding a little bit. You might try an abstract art piece that is mostly orange and burgundy. This combination looks nice with slightly warm neutrals like cream or warm beige. For a more calming palette, try a soft near-neutral orange paired with burgundy. A paler shade of orange will help balance out burgundy’s depth.
13. Cool Beige and Orange
Hex Codes: #d8bcab, #d97b41, #877a72
Beige is a popular color in interior design. And while it works well with mostly-neutral color schemes, beige also is an excellent backdrop for brighter colors. Cooler shades of beige will balance out high-energy orange. And with this type of palette, you might consider creating a bright focal point. A bright orange art piece or accent chair can add a great modern touch to a primarily beige room.
You can also use softer orange to create an almost-monochromatic palette with cooler beige. This palette strikes a great warm/cool balance without creating too much of a disconnect between the colors. For a slight contrast, try a few burnt orange accents in a cool beige room.
14. Charcoal Gray and Orange
Hex Codes: #36454f, #fb8b24, #faf0e6
Charcoal gray is a popular choice in modern design. It makes more of a statement than beige or paler gray, and it also tends to work well with a range of other colors. For instance, a charcoal gray couch or chair looks great against a bright orange accent wall.
However, charcoal gray doesn’t have to be paired with bright orange to look good. Lighter tangerine orange or even pale sherbet orange are good choices. This type of palette also looks good alongside cool, crisp whites.
15. Emerald Green and Orange
Hex Codes: #50c878, #fc9e4f, #9f9aa4
Green and orange look especially nice together. Emerald green is an especially good choice, as it has blue undertones. It’s also a good choice if you want to keep up with current design trends: a survey of designers conducted by Sherwin-Williams predicted emerald green to be the trendiest design color of 2022!
Both emerald and orange are strong colors, so you’ll want to use them carefully to avoid a clash. Try an emerald rug or emerald furniture in a room with a couple of orange vases, lamps, etc. This type of combination goes well with a room that is largely made up of pale neutrals.
16. Cool White and Orange
Hex Codes: #f4fdff, #faa275, #5c5346
This combination is reminiscent of an orange creamsicle! Cool, crisp white shades add a bit of a calming influence, and they pair well with lighter tangerine or sherbet oranges. This combination has the ability to give any room a fresh, modern appeal.
Try adding an orange accent wall to a room with otherwise cool white walls. Include cool white living room furniture and add some orange throw pillows and/or an accent rug. This combination looks nice with a bit of a dark neutral (like black or espresso brown) to ground it.
17. Sky Blue and Orange
Hex Codes: #87ceeb, #fbaf00, #84714f
This lovely combination has the potential to be especially striking. It’s a good choice if you want a high-energy room. One way to really harness the power of this combination is by combining a mostly sky blue and orange piece of abstract art with a room with sky blue and orange accents.
If you want an extra-bright palette, try adding some sky blue accents to a room with bright orange furniture. This combination looks especially nice with some cool white mixed in. And for a palette that’s reminiscent of fall leaves against the sky, try adding some golden or jewel-tone yellow accents here, too.
18. Coral and Orange
Hex Codes: #ff7f50, #f8c537, #25ced1
Coral and similar colors might seem like odd choices to pair with orange. But if you want a light, beachy color scheme, pairing soft orange and soft coral is a great choice. But if you want to add a bit of a cooler color to balance things out, a splash of aqua makes a cheerful addition to this combination. Lime green looks good here, too.
Just like other color schemes with two or more warmer colors, make sure you choose whether coral or orange will be your main color. You also might consider making one color bolder than the other. For example, you could try a coral and blue bedspread against very pale orange walls. And if you want to incorporate these colors in a more subtle way, you might consider multicolor pillows or rugs that include both coral and orange.
19. Forest Green and Orange
Hex Codes: #014421, #fa9f42, #f5f5f5
If you want a bold green with a hint of earthiness, forest green is a great option to combine with orange. Adding some white will help keep the colors balanced. Try an orange and white patterned rug in a room with forest green furniture (or a forest green accent wall).
If you want to keep a more neutral palette, you also can incorporate forest green and orange in small doses. Take a living room with mostly-beige furniture. You can then add a few orange and forest green pillows. To keep the earthy feel of this combination, opt for burnt orange shades over shades of very bright orange.
20. Aubergine and Orange
Hex Codes: #472c4c, #f5853f, #e8e9eb
If you can’t decide between violet and burgundy, the moody and dramatic feel of aubergine (or eggplant) could be the color you need. Though it’s not a traditional wall color, aubergine can be used to really set the tone in a room. A burnt orange couch or chair is a great way to balance out the somber nature of aubergine.
This is a look that needs light in some form to balance it out. It looks nice in a room with pale wood floors and a lot of natural light. If you don’t have pale wood floors, a white or near-white rug can add the touch of light the room needs.
21. Dusty Rose and Orange
Hex Codes: #b48e92, #fcde9c, #759eb8
If you like pink but want to avoid making your home look like Barbie’s dream house, dusty rose is a smart choice. This slightly muted pink can also work almost like a neutral if it’s pale enough. Try a few orange accents in a room with very pale dusty rose walls. You also can use these shades to create a calming look for a bedroom. Try a bedspread made of very pale dusty rose and very pale orange. Ivory or cream walls help complete the soft aesthetic.
For something a little different, try dusty rose furniture against deep burnt orange (almost terra-cotta colored) walls. This look goes well with dusty-looking or ash blues, too. This is a combination that isn’t used too often, so the right combination can really stand out.
22. Leaf Green and Orange
Hex Codes: #4cbb17, #fc9e4f, #d1d5de
Leaf green is a lovely reminder of spring. And one of the best ways to incorporate this pretty color is through actual leaves: ferns, ficus trees, and other houseplants look beautiful against bright orange (or burnt orange) walls.
If you aren’t big on actual leaves, you might consider leaf-printed wallpaper. You can also add a touch of verdant green with vases, bowls, etc. in a room with orange walls. Or if you want to go extra bold, try a green accent table. Leaf green and orange also look great in patterns. If you can find orange and green pillows (in stripes, floral prints, or something else) and place them on a white or otherwise neutral couch, you can add a pop of color without making the room too overwhelming.
23. Copper and Orange
Hex Codes: #b87333, #fca858, #efdecd
You might not always see copper hardware or other decor, but copper seems to have become especially popular in the design world. It’s glamorous without being gaudy, and its subtle warmth can add a distinctive glow to any room. If you want the copper itself to stand out, try to combine it with a more muted orange. For instance, if you’re decorating a bathroom, choose darker orange walls with copper faucets, towel hangers, etc.
Copper is also a great choice in the kitchen. A bright, tiled orange backsplash can work with copper-colored pots, teakettles, etc. to create a sense of warmth and welcome.
24. Olive and Orange
Hex Codes: #808000, #f39c6b, #bfc1c2
If you love earth tones, olive and muted orange are two of the best shades you can choose. Olive is somewhere between green and neutral, so it works well with orange without overpowering it. You can go bold by choosing one of these colors for an accent wall. But if you want just a touch of each, try adding olive and orange pillows, bowls, or even accent tables to a mostly-gray room. The gray exerts a calming, grounding influence that creates a relaxing atmosphere.
You can also add a burst or two of orange to a mostly-orange room to create an eye-catching contrast. In a mostly-olive room, you might add a bouquet of bright orange flowers (like tiger lilies) to create a focal point.
25. Ash Blue and Orange
Hex Codes: #a7c2cc, #ffbe86, #827081
If you can’t decide between gray and blue, ash blue is a solid choice. This vintage-inspired color is a great way to make use of the blue-orange complement without creating an overly loud color scheme. Blue makes an outstanding wall color (especially with crisp white trim), so it’s a great backdrop for bright orange furniture.
You can also use a similar layout with much less saturated color for a calming look. Pale, washed-out ash blue walls and soft orange furniture still give you a beautiful contrast while giving the room a lighter, airier feel.
26. Sand and Orange
Hex Codes: #e4c9b0, #fc9d44, #bf946b
Sand is effectively a pale version of beige. It’s a great choice of neutral if neither white nor beige seems to fit. And since most shades of sand are at least a bit warm, sand tends to pair well with orange. One interesting idea is to paint your walls a very pale sand color and then incorporate an orange accent wall (or a primarily orange art piece).
Another interesting way to combine these colors is through using patterns. A sand and orange pattern is a bit lower-contrast than orange and white. If you can find one, a woven sand and orange rug can add some visual interest, especially in a largely white room.
27. Lilac and Orange
Hex Codes: #c8a2c8, #faa275, #5f5449
A lot of people aren’t completely sure of the difference between lilac and lavender. And if you look at the natural flowers themselves, you’ll see that both are purple, but their undertones are a little different. Lavender is a pale purple with more blue undertones, while lilac has more pinkish undertones. It still works as a cool color, but the slightly warm undertones make it look nice with orange, especially shades of burnt orange.
Try combining a patterned, mostly burnt orange bedspread with lilac curtains and/or rugs. Lilac is also a beautiful wall color, so it can serve as a great backdrop for orange furniture, vases, etc.
28. Cadmium Yellow and Orange
Hex Codes: #fff600, #f28123, #9fbbcc
This might sound like quite an odd combination. But the fiery palette created by orange and cadmium yellow can add a burst of color to a mostly-neutral room. One idea is to incorporate both colors into a room with mostly beige living room furniture. Try adding an orange ottoman as an accent and orange and yellow accent pillows.
You can also make an incredible burst of color with walls and rugs. Try adding an orange and white area rug to a room with a cadmium yellow accent wall. A few pieces of darker furniture can help balance out this bright and exciting look. You also have the option of just adding touches of yellow and orange. Try adding small accents of these colors in a room with blue walls (or a largely neutral room).
29. Aqua and Orange
Hex Codes: #00ffff, #fc7753, #ffeedb
You likely know that red and cyan are largely complementary colors that really pop when used in decor. So it’s probably not surprising that reddish oranges look great with aqua. You can use this combination just about any way you would use any other blue/orange combination.
However, since aqua is so vibrant, even a little bit can add enough zing to a room. Try patterned wallpaper with a little bit of aqua. Patterned blankets, pillows, and rugs also work well. Or in a room with all or mostly orange furniture, try including an aqua lamp, end table, rug, etc.
30. Indigo and Orange
Hex Codes: #4b0082, #f18805, #848c8e
Blue and purple both tend to pair well with orange, so it follows that indigo would, too. Indigo can be found between blue and violet on the color wheel, and its regal look makes it an interesting and intense addition to a room. For a high-contrast, moody aesthetic, try orange furniture against an indigo wall. Or if you’d rather not use too much of either color, look for rugs, curtains, pillows, and other accessories with indigo and orange patterning.
Just like with other complementary color combinations, you can also simply intersperse accents of each color across a largely-neutral room. Gray and beige are both good backdrops for this dynamic combination.
31. Chocolate Brown and Orange
Hex Codes: #7b3f00, #fbba72, #6b9080
In any color scheme using orange or other hot colors, it can help to include a dark color as a grounding influence. Deep chocolate brown is a color that helps to balance out orange’s intense energy. And thanks to the abundance of available dark brown furniture, this combination is quite easy to make.
Dark brown wooden furniture looks great against orange walls. And if a purely orange wall seems like too much, try adding orange and white patterned wallpaper instead. For a living room, dark brown leather furniture is a great choice. Or if you live in a home with exposed wood beams, a dark stain can add quite a modern edge to a room with a good bit of orange.
32. Teal and Orange
Hex Codes: #008080, #ff6f59, #fbf7f4
Teal is a rich, beautiful blue shade that looks especially stately next to orange. Burnt orange and bittersweet orange are both good choices here. You might try adding a teal couch in a room with orange walls. Or add a teal rug and orange accent pillows to a room that is primarily white, beige, or gray.
You can change up the balance of energy a bit by interspersing teal vases, wall hangings, etc. throughout a room with an orange couch or other major orange focal point. Pale neutrals work well as a backdrop in this situation. Or if you just want a tiny bit of each color, you might look for floral or otherwise patterned rugs, pillows, etc. that include elements of both orange and teal.
33. Warm Beige and Orange
Hex Codes: #f5f5dc, #ed7d3a, #4d9078
Warm beige is quite a versatile color that seems to work well with the warmth of orange. It’s a great wall color, and warm beige furniture, rugs, etc. abound. Warm beige walls make a pretty backdrop for orange furniture or room accents. But if you want to be a little different, try flipping the way these colors are used. Paint a bedroom with orange walls and then include a mostly beige bedspread.
You can also incorporate warm beige as it’s found in nature. Woven jute or seagrass rugs work well in almost any type of room. Dried sea oats or other grasses also offer a burst of naturally warm beige that looks nice against rich shades of orange.
34. Carmine Red and Orange
Hex Codes: #960018, #f77f00, #f2efe9
Carmine is a very vivid shade of red. Since it’s a hot color as well, it may sound like a strange choice to combine with orange. But in a carefully constructed palette, carmine red and orange can work very well together. A little goes a long way with each one. For instance, you might try a carmine red kitchen backsplash and a bright tangerine orange kitchen island.
If you want a color scheme that’s a little bolder, try a bright living room with warm white walls, carmine red couches and chairs, and bright orange accent pillows. Or for just a touch of each, try pulling a room together with a blue, white, red, and orange patterned rug. Or if you prefer, you can add some more subtle brightness to a room by combining an orange wall hanging or tapestry with a couple of red and orange patterned accent pillows.
35. Sage Green and Orange
Hex Codes: #9caf88, #ba5c12, #423629
Sage green is a striking, on-trend color that looks stunning against bright orange. It’s versatile enough to use as a wall color, a shade for furniture, and more. Sage is a somewhat muted shade, so it looks especially nice alongside bittersweet orange, burnt orange, and similar hues.
Sage green provides a soothing backdrop for natural greenery. Try pairing soft sage green walls with a few house plants. You can add an orange chair, table, etc. as a statement piece to add a pop of color. Even an orange lamp, vase, or other accent can be a great way to add just enough color.
36. Warm Gray and Orange
Hex Codes: #afa79f, #f78614, #c29263
If you like decorating with shades of gray but want to avoid making a room look overly cold or steely, warm gray is a solid choice. This shade looks great with tangerine orange walls and a few orange accents. Try a pale warm gray sectional sofa with this setup!
You also can choose a color scheme that really emphasizes the gray. Try warm gray walls and a warm gray rug, charcoal living room furniture, and orange lamps or other accents. The almost-monochromatic look with a pop of color will give your living room a modern edge. Of course, if you’d prefer bolder splashes of orange, you can always pair an orange sectional with warm gray walls!
37. Golden Yellow and Orange
Hex Codes: #fccb06, #f56416, #4f3130
If you’re a fan of jewel tones, this rich and autumn-inspired palette is a great choice. Golden yellow walls add a feeling of warmth without becoming overbearing. Try an orange and white patterned bedspread or rug in a room with golden yellow walls.
The shade of orange you choose depends on the mood you want to create. Jewel-toned burnt oranges work well with the fall-inspired palette. But if you want a high-energy space, little bursts of tangerine or electric orange can work well.
38. Fuchsia and Orange
Hex Codes: #ff00ff, #f18f01, #95a78d
Fuchsia and orange are both bright colors, so it’s wise to choose one as an accent color. Since a lot of people don’t feel inclined to design a room that’s mostly hot pink, fuchsia is usually the accent color in this situation. Since it can be overpowering on its own, it can work well when incorporated in pattern form.
Try an orange bedspread or sectional, adding a few pillows with a pattern that contains fuchsia. You can add some calm with pale blue or sage green walls.
39. Denim Blue and Orange
Hex Codes: #2243b6, #f49d37, #eaeaea
If you like the look of blue and orange in design but find many shades of blue too vibrant for your project, denim blue is a great choice! This slightly weathered shade looks nice on rugs, walls, accent furniture, and more. And since it’s just quiet enough, it’s a good color for a bedspread, too.
You can also use these colors to create a bright, adventurous palette. Try orange leather living room furniture with a few denim blue pillows and throws mixed in! This combination looks nice in patterns as well, so if you can find a denim blue and orange rug, it’s a great way to bring a mostly-neutral room together.
40. Wood Tones and Orange
Hex Codes: #6f432a, #ed894e, #8a7f80
Wood tones look nice with just about any color. If you’re incorporating wood floors, ceiling beams, etc. with orange, paler stains tend to look the best. And when you add white and charcoal gray to this palette, you create a dynamic and modern aesthetic.
Wood tones don’t have to be extra-pale to look nice with orange. But if you can, avoid stains with a high degree of yellow, as it will often clash with the orange in the room’s decor.
41. Black and Orange
Hex Codes: #000000, #e98a15, #fffffc
This color combination probably makes you think of Halloween. But if you use it carefully, it can be part of a chic palette for any room in your home. One great way to use it is to add a black and white patterned rug to a room with bright orange chairs. Checkered, zebra, and houndstooth patterns are bold choices, but just about any pattern you want will do.
If you like orange accent walls, black living room furniture can also be an effective way to ground a room with orange walls or bright splashes of orange.
42. Turquoise and Orange
Hex Codes: #30d5c8, #fa9f42, #595959
As blue shades go, turquoise is one of the most energetic. So it of course looks nice alongside orange! If you find this juxtaposition a little bright, try a muted or dusty turquoise. You can create a pleasant, vaguely Southwestern living room with dusty turquoise furniture, burnt orange and olive accent pillows, warm white walls, and a golden, sun-like wall hanging.
Combining turquoise and orange is also a great way to give a room a retro vibe. This color combination was quite popular in the 1960s, but it seems to be steadily making a comeback!
43. Navy Blue and Orange
Hex Codes: #000080, #f29559, #e7ecef
The dignified look of navy is a great way to balance out orange’s vibrance. This is a combination that looks great with crisp whites, too. Try combining navy blue furniture with a vivid orange and white patterned rug.
For a bold and non-traditional look, paint one or more walls in your living room deep navy blue. Incorporate a burnt orange couch with navy pillows, and sprinkle in some gold wall hangings. Or if you prefer, you can take a room that is primarily navy blue and white and then add one or more orange accent pieces. A tangerine orange coffee table, a couple of orange vases, or even a mostly-orange art piece will do.
Colors That Go With Orange
Hopefully, you now have a starting point for decorating or redecorating your home or office. And whether you want a muted, classic color scheme or a modern and bright one, orange just might be the color you need.