Falling for Colour: 9 Ways With Pumpkin Orange

With Halloween right around the corner I only had to catch the chance to provide some love to one of my favorite colors: pumpkin orange. The key to working with this extreme color would be to use it to get those areas or items in your home that you would like to listen to. Then be sure to select coordinating colors wisely.

Coordinating colors similar to orange — colors of brown, reddish or yellow — can create your palette colorful yet harmonious. Colors of blue (the match(reverse of orange on the colour wheel) will make a dynamic, high-energy vibe. The more colour shy one of you might want to put this extreme orange entirely with neutrals.

You may use it to warm a mostly white or gray contemporary interior, to keep the space from feeling overly crude. Or you can use it to add some vibrancy to a traditional space that’s possibly heavy on dark neutrals or deep wood tones. I’ve gathered nine examples which illustrate precisely how gorgeous and versatile this color could be in a home, along with six of my preferred pumpkin-inspired paint colors.

Stedila Design

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1. Accent Wall

Sure, they are a clear way to use a bold colour in a space, however I remain a loyal fan of accent partitions. An eye-popping colour such as this on all four partitions may feel overwhelming, especially if the space lacks plenty of natural lighting. I therefore tend to advise homeowners to utilize it on only a couple of walls. Or on the ceiling.

Get a similar look with Pumpkin Patch from Behr.

jones | haydu

Jennifer Ott Design

2. Kitchen Backsplash

I like to utilize neutral colors for items that I do not wish to change out for many, many decades, like flooring and kitchen countertops and cabinets. But it does not have to have a huge quantity of work or a huge cost to update a backsplash farther down the road if you grow tired of the colour, especially if your backsplash area is quite small. So why not go for a orange colour? When paired with rich and white forests, as in the case shown here, it creates a look that is clean and contemporary, yet warm and inviting.

Get a similar look with Pumpkin from Valspar.

RisherMartin Fine Homes

Jennifer Ott Design

3. Accent Stripe

A little pumpkin orange goes a long way, so if a full accent wall is too much shade for you, think about having a mere stripe of the colour. This is a cool style for a child’s or teen’s room. And since it’s such a little bit of colour, you may allow the child select the hue.

Get a similar look with Pumpkin Pie from Benjamin Moore.

Moore Design Group

4. Furniture

Should you favor walls, ceilings and flooring in neutral colors, think about adding a fun orange shade in your own decor. Furniture can get expensive, so you should make certain to love this colour and would like to keep it around for a while, but the nice thing about using furniture or decorative accessories to get a jolt of color in a space is they are rather simple to update.

David Howell Design

5. Lighting

One of my favored, and more unexpected, ways to bring bold colour into an area is through light fixtures. Lighting now comes in all sizes, shapes and colors, and I love making a bold-hued ceiling fixture the centerpiece of a space. It draws up the eye and can make the space look larger.

Iba Design Associates

6. Cabinet Interior

Give your prized possessions the attention they deserve by painting the trunk or interior of your pajamas or screen cabinet a feisty colour of orange. You might also add a splash of colour to the interior of a built-in niche. Pick up the colour in small pieces throughout the space to help move the eye around the space.

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Get a similar look with Harvest Pumpkin from Behr.

Juliette Byrne

7. Nondecorative Accessories

Consider a fun colour for even the most utilitarian items in a space. I love the option of orange to the storage containers and binders here. It offers the office a joyful, fun vibe.

Atkinson Pontifex

8. Outdoor Wall

Take bold orange outside with an exterior accent wall. This is a great colour for outside spaces in a chilly or moist climate, since it can provide a warm glow during the cold autumn evenings.

Jennifer Ott Design

Get a similar look with Pumpkin Cream from Benjamin Moore.

BAR Architects

9. Front Door

regardless of the style of your home, you can not fail with a pumpkin-orange front door. But if you opt for this hue for the door, I recommend sticking with much more neutral colors for the siding and trim, unless your home is minimalist and modern in style. That is because the more clean and easy the traces of the home, the easier it is to pull off a bold color palette without the whole thing’s appearing overly busy.

Check out more tips about painting your front door orange

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Get a similar look with Fall Gala from Valspar.

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