Color Profile: Burnt Orange

 

Burnt orange is a sophisticated gender neutral color that can warm up a cool color scheme -a perfect accent for grey, white or moody dark blue.  I'm dying to use it on my next project.  Nate Berkus is a fan too.

I've always loved this bedroom designed by Nate Berkus and featured in Domino Magazine.

I've always loved this bedroom designed by Nate Berkus and featured in Domino Magazine.

Seating is a great way to incorporate punches of this rich color into a neutral space.  Leather and chrome are really hot right now but don't aim to be trendy - look for classic shapes you love that will work over time.  The texture and variation in leather will also give more depth to the room.

Warm wood tones in furniture and accessories will achieve the same effect.  Cane bentwood chairs warm up a Scandinavian breakfast nook as does this hide rug shown below.