How to decorate with orange - 10 of the best ideas

See how to use orange in every room of your home with these 10 decorating ideas. See for more design and colour ideas

Orange can be a tricky colour to introduce at home. But try a bold, vinyl floor for a pop of invigorating colour in an otherwise neutral bathroom scheme. It'll certainly wake you up in the morning.

1/10 White bathroom with orange vinyl flooring

bathroom with bathtub and towel

(Image credit: Future PLC/Carolyn Barber)

Vinyl flooring
The Colour Flooring Company

Metro tiles
Fired Earth

Another Country

Wooden basket
The Conran Shop

2/10 Home office with bright orange wall panels

home office with bright orange wall panels

(Image credit: Future PLC/Dominic Blackmore)

Make the most of orange's zingy, positive vibe by mixing it with fuchsia and sky blue for a bright and motivating home office decorating scheme.

Butterfly chairs
Drawer Unit
The Dormy House

3/10 Black bedroom with orange bedside tables

bedroom with table

(Image credit: Adrian Briscoe)

Add punch to a monochrome bedroom scheme by pairing dark charcoal panelling and a crisp white bed with bold orange bedside tables.

Similar bed

4/10 Red and white hallway with orange stool

hallway with table and chair

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Use a bright orange stool to offset red and pink for a touch of folk-inspired style in the hallway.

Designers Guild
Bistro table

Appley Hoare Antiques

Whippet Grey

5/10 Modern white bedroom with orange feature wall

white bedroom with orange feature wall

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For a stand-out feature wall idea you can't make a stronger design statement than bright orange. Team with crisp white for a fresh, contemporary scheme.

Marks & Spencer

Present Time

Laura Ashley

6/10 Modern white kitchen with orange chairs and sofa

kitchen with cabinet and chair

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A little dash of orange can go a long way - see how these two dining chairs leap out of this white kitchen scheme. Add a modern sofa design in orange to the mix and you'll need no other accessories.

Orange stools
So. Furniture
Kitchen design

In-toto Kitchens

7/10 Orange and white floral wallpaper

Orange and white floral wallpaper

(Image credit: Future PLC/Spike Powell)

Create a soft, country look with a floral feature wallpaper design. Team with amber glass accessories for a warm, cosy feel.

Similar wallpaper
Kathryn Ireland
Similar print
Betty Boyns

8/10 Grey and white dining room with orange metal chairs

grey and white dining room with orange metal chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/Chris Everard)

Add a dash of electric orange to warm up a cool grey decorating scheme. These molten-iron orange stools and chairs create an eclectic, modern feel that would work equally well in a townhouse or country cottage.

Orange metal stool
Few and Far
Vintage metal chairs
The Shop at Bluebird


9/10 Black and white bedroom with orange feature wall

bedroom with table and chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

Bring a feeling of energy and creativity to a teenager's bedroom with a monochrome and orange colour scheme. Graphic prints and retro furniture give the room a 1960s vibe.

The Rug Seller
Mattress and dressing table

10/10 White bathroom with orange floral wallpaper

washbasin with floral wallpaper

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nick Pope)

Orange and white are natural partners and work well to brighten a dark or compact space; try the colour scheme out in a small bathroom or cloakroom for an instant lift.

Laura Ashley

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