Falling for Color: 9 Ways With Pumpkin Orange

by lcmremodel

With Halloween right around the corner I just had to grab the opportunity to give some love to one of my favorite hues: pumpkin orange. The key to working with this intense color is to use it for those items or areas in your home that you wish to call attention to. Then be sure to select coordinating colors wisely.

Coordinating colors similar to orange — shades of brown, red or yellow — will make your palette colorful yet harmonious. Shades of blue (the complement, opposite of orange on the color wheel) will create a dynamic, high-energy vibe. The more color shy among you might want to pair this intense orange solely with neutrals.

You can use it to warm up a predominantly white or gray modern interior, to keep the space from feeling too stark. Or you can use it to add some vibrancy to a traditional space that’s perhaps heavy on dark neutrals or deep wood tones. I’ve gathered nine examples that illustrate just how gorgeous and versatile this hue can be in a home, along with six of my favorite pumpkin-inspired paint colors.