Halloween is coming up fast in the next few weeks and its time to start planning for home decor and accessories in orange and black. Whether its witches and spooky decor on the front porch or cobwebs and bats in the interior entryway, both orange and black work as a fun complementary color combination not only for Halloween, but also well beyond fall. Orange is a vibrant cheerful color that brings warmth to a room whereas black is cool, yet classy. When used together, they become a bold duo bringing out the best in each other and complimenting the room.
If you aren’t ready to splash your walls in a bright orange or in a rich black, start small with accents. Introduce both colors in your room by including a few throw pillows in a bold orange pattern, floating shelves in black with orange brackets (or vice versa), a lampshade in stoic black, or picture frames in muted orange. Line the back wall of your bookshelves in orange geometric or floral wallpaper. Spray paint your existing mirrors and ceiling light fixtures black with small hints of orange. If you want to take it further, paint your trims, window casings, baseboards, and moldings black, or paint a small bedside table and dresser orange with legs dipped halfway of all the way in black. Be creative! If you feel bold and confident, add a large rug with orange and black patterns, a vintage orange sofa, or paint your front door a lovely orange tangerine.
Colors come in various hues so if you love an orange shade with a neon glow, then use it in a restrained fashion, while oranges that are muted can be used a lot more extravagantly. There are lots of ideas and inspiration for introducing this bold color duo into your home not just during Halloween, but throughout the year. Below are a few interior designs that showcase how to work with orange and black in a sparkling fashion all year long.