15 Brilliant Colors That Go with Burnt Orange

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Burnt orange can be tricky to work with because it is such an intense color that it doesn’t necessarily go with everything. However, the truth is there are plenty of colors that go with burnt orange, but it all depends on the look you are going for.

The color burnt orange is vibrant and often associated with the autumn season. It creates a warm and inviting feel to any space. Therefore, when choosing colors to match a burnt orange wall, furniture, or décor, go for colors subtle enough not to overpower the burnt orange depth and strong enough to provide contrast.

When using burnt orange in any space of your home, try painting one or two walls or adding accessories. This will give you room to add more color to your space because burnt orange can be quite bold on its own.

I have outlined colors that go with burnt orange to use in any room. Delve in!

Colors That Go with Burnt Orange

1. Beige

Beige is a neutral tone that goes well with almost every color on earth. Its warm and inviting nature makes any home feel cozy and calm. Burnt orange, however, has a lot of depth and warmth. So if you are thinking of a burnt orange accent wall, paint the other walls beige. Besides paint colors, you can use beige and burnt orange throw pillows, couches, and other house décors. 

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Beige is a perfect complement to burnt orange. They create a sophisticated palette perfect for any space in your home. So if you are thinking of a new color scheme, give burnt orange and beige a try.

2. Brown

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A deep rich burnt orange works well with brown hues and wood tones. These two colors can be used together to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in a room. You can use them in paint, furniture, or accessories. Whichever way, be sure to have a room filled with vintage charm.

3. Taupe

Burnt orange is an intense warm color that makes a room richer. However, it can be overwhelming if you are not careful. To give your home greater balance, you can use taupe to tone down the burnt orange intensity. This color has more gray and brown hues but is darker, making it perfect for cooling down a space.

Taupe and Burnt orange

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If you are looking to use these two colors together, make burnt orange the star of the show and taupe the backdrop color. For example, you can paint your walls taupe and use burnt orange as curtains, wall art, or other accessories. A taupe couch and burnt orange throw pillows will look stunning.

4. Gray

Gray and burnt orange is a color scheme that is often ignored, but when done properly, they can create a cozy atmosphere in any room. There are different shades of gray, and all of them work well with burnt orange.

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If you are considering using these two colors together, it is important to use different shades of gray and burnt orange. This will enable you to create a beautiful, unique color combination that is ideal for your home. From living room to bedroom, the classic combination of burnt orange and gray is a color scheme that works well to keep a space lively and inviting.

Depending on your preference, you will likely want to go for lighter shades of gray because it offsets the deep tone of the burnt orange. 

5. Mint Green

Mint green and burnt orange are complementary colors, and you can use them together in a room to create a beautiful look. Mint green is a soft and calming color, while burnt orange is warm and bright, making it one of the stunning colors to match with mint green. Therefore, when used together, they create a modern and sophisticated look.

Mint green and Burnt orange

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You can paint your room burnt orangeand use mint green as an accent color to add brightness to the room to create a warm and cozy feel.

Other ideas for decorating with these colors include adding furniture, painting walls and accessories, or using textiles such as curtains or pillows.Regardless of how you choose to use them, burnt orange and mint green are sure to create a warm and inviting room.

6. Cream

Burnt orange is a dusty shade of orange with brown undertones. Therefore, pairing it with the warmer undertones of cream creates a beautiful, inviting look to any room.

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Whether you are looking to redo your room or add a pop of color, these colors will do the trick. Also, they are great for the fall season. So, if you want to add an autumn spirit to your home, the cream and burnt orange combination is a great place to start.

7. Dark Purple

If you are looking for a funky, retro pairing, consider a dark purple and burnt orange color combination. Burnt orange and dark purple are complementary, meaning they look perfect together. When you combine burnt orange’s warm and inviting nature with rich dark purple, be sure of a cozy, sophisticated space.

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If you are not sure how to use this color combination, try painting a dark purple accent wall and use burnt orange furniture and accessories. This creates a cohesive look in any space. Also, you can use different shades of each color for a more subtle effect.

8. Mustard Yellow

If you want a color palette that screams the fall season, I suggest pairing mustard yellow with burnt orange.  When you look at the color wheel, these two colors are complementary, making them perfect for designing your home.

Mustard yellow and Burnt orange

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Using mustard yellow with burnt orange is the perfect way to add a pop of brightness to your place. These two colors work together to create a cohesive look.

9. Tan

Tan is a warm color that will create a warm and earthy feel to your home, whereas burnt orange is a bright and exciting color. Therefore, burnt orange is among the colors that go with tan to create a comfortable and stylish space. You can use them together in paint, accessories, or fabric.

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You can use tan as the main color or an accent color in a room, while burnt orange can be used as an accent color. Ensure you balance the colors correctly for a more sophisticated look.

10. Black

A black and burnt orange combination may not be your first choice, but black is a great color to pair with burnt orange. If you are thinking of painting your room burnt orange and want an accent wall, you can try black paint color.

Black and Burnt orange

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You can use paint and accessories to add this color to your space. For example, burnt orange and black throw pillows and blankets look stunning on couches and lounge chairs. But black and burnt orange mostly shine together in paintings and accents.

11. Dark Pink

While not commonly used together, these two colors can create a unique and beautiful room when used correctly. Try decorating with these two shades if you want a bold color scheme. You can use burnt orange as an accent color with dark pink furniture or add dark pink accessories to a space with burnt orange walls. No matter your preference, these two colors will certainly make a statement.

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Here are a few tips on how to mix these two shades:

    1. To add a pop of color to your room without overwhelming it, use dark pink as an accent wall with burnt orange walls.

    1. To add a touch of warmth to a room that is too cool for your taste, use dark pink furniture with burnt orange as an accent color.

    1. To create a focal point in your room, paint one wall burnt orange and the other dark pink.

    1. To add some texture to your space, use burnt orange and dark pink together in a throw blanket or rug.

12. Olive Green

Olive green and burnt orange colors work great together in any room. These colors have earth tones that will give your room a warm feeling. Olive green has slightly muted, warm undertones, offsetting the vibrant shade of burnt orange.

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You can use this color combination in various ways to get the look and feel that you want for your space. Whichever way you choose, be sure to give your room a unique and stylish look with these colors.

For instance, if you want a more subtle look, use olive green as an accent color. This will add depth to a room without being too overpowering. However, if you want a bolder look, you can use burnt orange as the room’s primary color. This will make your space stand out.

12. Sage Green

Sage green and burnt orange are both warm and inviting colors that will make your space feel cozy. These colors go well together in any room. You can use them in different ways, from adding accessories to painting the walls.

Sage green and Burnt orange

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For example, use burnt orange accents and sage green for the walls, or paint the walls burnt orange and add sage green accents.

13. Navy Blue

If you want to add a dark color that is not black to your space, navy blue is a strong dark color that works well with many colors, including burnt orange. You can use this dark blue color as the main or accent color in a room. Burnt orange iswarm and inviting; therefore, it can add some brightness to a dark room.

Whether you are getting new bedding with blankets and fun pillows or using a dark navy as an accent throughout your burnt orange walls, these two colors work great in creating a stylish, cozy look in any room.

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However, if you want to use these two colors in your home, there are key issues to keep in mind. First, ensure they complement each other. Burnt orange and navy blue can be used together in different ways, therefore, take your time and get a color scheme that works best for you.

Also, ensure the room is well-lit. Navy blue is a dark color, so it is important to have enough light in the room so it does not feel too heavy or overcrowded. Finally, don’t overdo it when it comes to furniture and accessories. Use a few key pieces to avoid a cluttered look.

14. Forest Green

Forest green and burnt orange are colors that go well together. The forest green brings out the playfulness in burnt orange, while the burnt orange adds a touch of warmth to the forest green. The burnt orange and forest green combination is perfect for any room, from the living room to the kitchen to the bedroom.

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Also, this color combination is your best shot if you want to create a feeling of relaxation and coziness for a place to wind down after a busy day. You can use one color on the walls and the other in accessories because using them both on the walls may be a little overpowering.

15. Peach

Peach and burnt orange are both warm and inviting colors that go well together in a room to make it feel cozy. You can use these colors in several ways, from adding accessories to painting the walls.

Peach and Burnt orange

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Add peach accents to burnt orange walls or paint the walls peach and add burnt orange accents.Whichever way you choose to mix these colors, they will look great together.

Frequently Asked Questions

a) What is a good accent color for burnt orange?

If you are looking for an accent color to pop against burnt orange walls, you can’t go wrong with gray tones and dark blues.

b) Can I pair burnt orange with other shades of orange?

Yes, you can pair burnt orange with other shades of orange because it can make your space look more dimensional. For example, pairing burnt orange with pastel oranges is a good choice.

c) What is the opposite color of burnt orange?

Dark blue is the opposite color of burnt orange. On the color wheel, blue is the opposite of orange, so the opposite of burnt orange should be a deeper blue shade.

 Final Thoughts

These are some of the colors that go well with burnt orange. No matter the color you choose, from neutral colors to pseudo neutrals, be sure to create a sophisticated and inviting atmosphere.

Whether you are interested in adding an accent to a burnt orange room or adding a touch of color to your space, combining burnt orange with any complementary color will create a lovely space. So get creative and have fun decorating your home.

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Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.