Orange and Black Rooms... All Year Round?

Orange and Black Rooms... All Year Round?

Susie Nadler
Oct 22, 2009

So here's a question we've been pondering: Has Halloween ruined orange and black forever, or is this a color combination that can work beautifully in the right home? Is it possible to design an orange and black room that doesn't feel like it's decked out for a Halloween party?

As you can see, we did find some lovely examples of orange and black d├ęcor. Ordinarily we love the stark contrast of a bright, punchy color with deep, dark black, and these rooms are no exception. A few of them demonstrate bold use of the color combo to define an entire room, while others show how orange and black accents can work together for a subtler effect, sometimes paired with other neutrals like cream, beige, and brown.

But in truth, we're still not totally convinced. What do you think? Is this a color combination you could live with all year round?

If you do like the color combo and want to give it a try in your own home, here are a few more Apartment Therapy posts to inspire you:

Orange, Black, and White From Espacio Chapultepec
Color Combo: Black, White, and...
Color Combo: Orange, Charcoal, Gray, and Cream
Orange in the Home: Two Examples

(Images: Channel4; Houzz; William Waldron, via SoHaute; Decorpad; Espacio Chapultepec; Eric Cohler, via Dwellings & Decor; House Beautiful, via Dwellings & Decor; Sara Story Design)

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