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Orange is the color of sunsets and fire. It’s always going to warm up a space due to the combination of red and yellow.

However, orange is also the color of falling leaves, pumpkins and many flowers.

If you’re looking for ways to use different shades of orange in your home, it’s a good idea to know what colors will bring out the fight in this color.

Orange and green are going to work well together, as are orange and some shades of purple. Orange and blue are going to generate a lot of contrast.

If you’re looking to create a room that is energizing, putting these 2 colors side by side will shake things up.

If you want to try a little DIY paint mixing to come up with an orange that won’t be quite so combative, start with a basic orange and blend in a touch of blue to add a smoky touch.

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1) Dark Orange

Dark orange is a lush, warm color that won’t put up too much of a fight. That high percentage of blue will take the edge off of the fire in this shade.

As you bring shades of orange into your home, consider starting with fabric. Putting orange on the walls may be ideal with your decor.

If you find you don’t like it, you will probably have to prime the walls before you can paint, which will add labor and curing time.

RGB: 220, 88, 42
Hex Code: #DC582A

Dark orange color artwork above a desk

2) Monarch Orange

Monarch orange is another shade that will quickly warm up a space. To keep this shade from creating visual agitation, keep it away from other strong colors.

Black is a no-no, but a deep gray could look terrific against this color. Red would be jarring, but burgundy or rust could work well against this shade. Greens will glow against this color.

Try to keep your choice of green deep and lean more toward olive than pine.

RGB: 226, 82, 47
Hex Code: #E2522F

Monarch orange color artwork above a desk

3) Vermillion

Vermillion has a much lower percentage of green in the mix than Monarch or Dark Orange. This color may actually read brown, depending on how you light it and what you put against it.

If you really want orange but don’t want a pumpkin feeling, use Vermillion on a textured or trimmed wall and light it indirectly.

Use a warm color of light, but make sure that you make use of any shadows thrown against this wall.

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You may find that you prefer the rich rust that will be created by generating shadows against this paint color.

RGB: 221, 50, 36
Hex Code: #DD3224

Vermillion orange color artwork above a desk

4) Pumpkin Spice Orange

The key to this balanced shade of Pumpkin Spice is the high percentage of green in the shade. Unlike a true pumpkin color, the level of green tones down the heat in this shade.

This is a color that would work beautifully with warm-toned metals. For example, if you have copper fireplace tools or copper cooking pots, this color behind them will bring out rosy glow.

RGB: 215, 107, 0
Hex Code: #D76B00

Pumpkin Spice color artwork above a desk

5) Burnt Orange

While the name “Burnt Orange” hearkens back to some shag carpets we’d prefer to forget, this shade is actually quite pleasant. It’s low on red, which reduces the intensity.

Burnt Orange contains enough green to take even more of the edge off, and a touch of blue will add a bit of soot. Trim this color with care; a medium tone of wood, such as a warm oak, could be quite effective.

RGB: 203, 96, 21
Hex Code: #CB6015

Burnt orange color artwork above a desk

6) Red Orange

Red Orange will come out swinging if you try to cool it down. Pair this shade with milder tones that contain yellow, such as wheat, ivory or beige.

No matter what you do with this color, make sure you light it with something warm. Take care whenever you add LED bulbs to a room; most of these are inherently cool and a blue light on this color will turn it muddy.

Choose yellow bulbs or use a shade to warm up the light.

RGB: 250, 70, 22
Hex Code: #FA4616

Red orange color artwork above a desk

7) Tiger Orange

Despite the name, Tiger Orange is not a fighter. Primarily this is due to the high percentage of green in the mix. Put this shade to work beside colors such as sage and mustard.

Use gray to fill in if you notice that this color is fighting back. Make sure that the gray tone is warm; blue-gray will not work and play well with shades of orange and may just read blue when side by side.

RGB: 249, 101, 21
Hex Code: #F96815

Tiger orange color artwork above a desk

8) Cinnamon

Cinnamon is the mildest shade of dark orange in this listing. It also contains the least amount of red. This is the color to use in your space if you have any black items you want to display.

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From your piano to your sofa, black will work better with this shade than any other. Part of this is cultural; black and orange tend to be associated with sports teams and Halloween.

Part of this is also because black tends to have a lot of blue in it. Cinnamon should pair better with black than most shades of orange.

RGB: 186, 78, 15
Hex Code: #BA4E0F

Cinnamon orange color artwork above a desk

9) Orange-Brown

Orange-Brown delivers exactly what it promises. If you love brown but need something with a bit more zing in the space, put this on an accent wall.

Those who love antiques with a warm red patina will be delighted at just how well their old furniture stands out against this shade. Consider using this in a study or a library.

RGB: 173, 68, 7
Hex Code: #AD4407

orange brown color artwork above a desk

10) Construction Orange

Construction Orange is the hottest color in this review. This intense shade could be used on an accent wall, but you may want to test it out first.

If you’re going to put it in a room that doesn’t have a lot of exposure to natural light, it may work. Get a sample and paint a large canvas.

Move the canvas around; make sure you lean it up against furniture as well as putting it on the wall. Note how other colors respond before you commit.

RGB: 254, 80, 0
Hex Code: #FE5000

Construction orange color artwork above a desk

11) Tomato

Despite the red name, Tomato is actually a beautiful shade of dark orange. It’s the blue that tones this shade down into a somewhat manageable neutral, after a fashion.

Think of this as an ideal accent color for a casual room. Put it on the wall behind your fireplace and add a sectional sofa covered in corduroy or denim. This color on an accent wall is a warm hug for the space.

RGB: 255, 99, 71
Hex Code: #FF6347

Tomato orange color artwork above a desk

12) Smashed Pumpkin

If you’re thinking orange but like red, this is your color. Smashed Pumpkin is going to fight to take center stage, and you should let it.

For example, this could be a lovely shade in a space that also features pastels or pale shades. If you’ve got a solarium or a sun room with wicker furniture, a sisal rug, and lots of plants, put this on one wall and watch all those subtle pale shades pop.

RGB: 253, 103, 58
Hex Code: #FD673A

Smashed Pumpkin orange color artwork above a desk

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