Orange Goes Moody: Burnt Orange

Orange Goes Moody: Burnt Orange

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Regina Yunghans
Nov 19, 2009

We love the bright jolt of orange paired with more muted colors. But what happens when you tone down the orange, too? Pairing a burnt, rusty hue with other muted colors gives you results that are somber but beautiful.

Burnt orange with grays or browns seems suited to the season, with leaves rustling underfoot and gray skies above. Let's take a look at a few rooms using orange in a moody way:

1 Katie Lee Joel's living room mixes burnt orange with soft grays and blues, via Decor Pad.
2 The burnt orange chair is the highlight here along with those aqua blue curtains in this dark wood paneled room from Elle Decor.
3 Here, burnt orange is the main color of the room, but its darkened tone grouped with golds, ivory, and natural wood keeps things mellow.
4 Here, we see burnt orange works well with an almost-black-eggplant ground and lightest violet, via the iVillage Garden Web forum (original source unknown).

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