Colors That Make Orange and Compliment Its Tones

Orange is a secondary color, meaning that to create its tone, you must mix two primary colors. And those primary colors that make orange are red and yellow. Seemingly enough, they’re also complimentary to these shades. But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to orange. With a variety of shades, tones and depths, this color may not be the most popular but it’s got a wide range of contrasting, complimentary and easily accenting counterparts to use in the house. Let’s have a look!

1. Gold & Browns.

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For a richer orange – that has a bit more red in it than the brighter yellow – compliment with chocolate browns and golden, shining gold tones. This is a warm, welcoming way to go when decorating the dining room or family area.

2. Shades of.

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You can also create a room using different shades of muted orange tones. This doesn’t work with the brighter, more vibrant shades but it does with the more subdued choices. It’s relaxing and quite refreshing.{found on tobifairley}.

3. Aqua Pairings.

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Aqua and turquoise go along with oranges quite well. It’s a direct contrast and provides a funky, fresh and a bit of a retro feel when used throughout a kitchen or even a youthful-inspired bedroom.

4. Crisp and Clean White.

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A crisp, clean white will compliment (and provide a beautiful contrast) to any color you decide to go with. And when it’s a bright orange, you’ll get a spacious and vivaciously-spirited bedroom.

5. Happy Yellows.

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You have to have yellow to make orange so it’s only natural that it can be a great color to decorate with. Just take this gorgeous guest room for example, it’s full if summertime feelings and happy vibes.{found on gmcbinc}.

6. Black and Dramatic.

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For a bit of unbridled drama, why not pair a burnt orange with a dramatic black? It sets the mood for a very eclectic and fashion-forward space with an immense amount of edge.

7. Creamiest of Creams.

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A creamy white is basically a neutral with a dash of yellow thrown in, and what we’ve learned is that yellow is a parent of orange .. making a cream color the perfect compliment to orange shades.

8. Blushing Pink Combos.

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Red and white make pink … and since red it a parent of orange, pink is a sister to orange. And that just means these two colors can dance together in a bedroom quite well.

9. True Blue Friends.

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Blue shades are direct contrasts to orange, which make them so complimentary to these bright tones. We are loving this classic orange and royal blue room.

10. Bold Reds.

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Be bold with your choices and combine your favorite shade of orange with a red that’s just as vibrant. Just like yellow, without red, you can’t have orange, so it’s okay to pair such daring colors together as they’re already members of the same family!