15 New Ways to Decorate With Orange

Orange is vibrant, bold and making a comeback in the design world. Here are our favorite new ways to use this hot hue.

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August 25, 2015
By: Liz Gray
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Opposites Attract

Blue and orange are color-wheel opposites that pair beautifully together. Here, large-scale orange stripes on the ceiling complement the smaller blue pattern on the rug in this vibrant nursery.

Wallpaper Headboard

Bold blue and orange wallpaper stands in for a traditional headboard in this vibrant guest bedroom.

Rustic and Bright

A smooth wood ceiling and rough hewn dining table add natural warmth to this contemporary dining space. Bright orange upholstered chairs serve as the exclamation point in this room's design.

Bright and Bohemian Teen Living Space

A deep orange base is the jumping off point for the other colors in this fun teen girl's room, like pink, green and blue.  

Bright Knob Detail

This white contemporary home office is equipped with a built-in desk for two, which is accented by bright orange knobs.  

Stripes on the Ceiling

An orange and white striped ceiling creates a whimsical canopy effect for this nursery and a colorful backdrop for the charming woven mobile.

Add Ribbon Trim

Use ribbon and fabric glue to transform plain white bedding and window treaments into custom pieces with a colorful accent.

Light Up the Room With Orange

Transform a thrift store chandelier with a few coats of glossy orange paint. Here, it's a bright focal point when swagged across a white lacquered vintage nightstand.

A Peek of Orange

Deep gray walls and window treatments create a dramatic, moody space, but it's the orange drape liners that add unexpected brightness and tie the room together.
From: Andrew Flesher

Modern Orange Accents

For a more modern take on the dining room with orange accents, X-back chairs add color in an all-white space complete with a sculptural light fixture.

White Laundry Room With Orange Accents

Who says a laundry room can't be fun? Here, a color-block paint treatment that's repeated in the niche above the washer and dryer brightens things up.  

Orange Desk Adds a Playful Touch

A bright orange desk adds a whimsical touch to this room's classic black-and-white color palette.
From: Robert Brown

Add Chevron Underfoot

Transform an outdated floor into a focal point with white and orange paint and some elbow grease. Learn how to paint old hardwood floors >>

Stairway to Orange

The bright orange stair runner on these stairs adds a fresh jolt of color and energy to the otherwise white and minimal space.

Orange-Backed Bookcases

Vibrant orange shelf backs make the bookcase the star of this contemporary home office.
From: Amy Cuker

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