Welcome to October! We’re celebrating this month with a color some may be wary of using in their home interiors—orange. Broaden your outlook as we show you how orange isn’t just for Halloween decorations. It can be a beautiful color that can bring a fun, bold, or even sophisticated look to a room depending on how you use it.

5 Ways to Add and Use Orange in Your Home | MyBoysen

Important to note: Some bright paint colors require a colored primer as opposed to the more often used white primer prior to application. In particular, for the ones above, some will need Boysen Permacoat Flat Latex B-701CP60 Colored Primer Yellow. Using a white primer will hinder the true color of the paint from showing.

Check out just some of the ways you can add and use orange in your home:

Soft Furnishings

One of the easiest ways to inject more color into a room is through soft furnishings. Soft furnishings are home items made from fabric such as throw pillows, beddings, and curtains. They’re easily changeable so it’s one of the more convenient ways to experiment with color. It’s less commitment as opposed to, say, purchasing a sofa in a bright color.

Not a fan of how orange can sometimes be glaring? For an understated and sophisticated look, try a deeper orange. See how it holds its own while still going well with the other deeper tones in the living room above.

Small Furniture

Now that you’ve got your soft furnishings in an orange color, go a step further and try a small item of furniture in the same hue such as a coffee or side table.

In mid-century modern interiors especially, like the room above, orange is very much welcomed. It’s actually one of the more iconic and classic colors of the style. You might see it paired a lot with dark brown wood finishes. Try it with some deep greens as well which you can also achieve by adding some house plants here and there.


If you have a fairly neutral color palette, artwork in a bold and striking color can add life and vibrancy to your space. In the bedroom above, the gray walls give the room a relaxing atmosphere suited for unwinding while the pops of color keep it from being too boring.

Once you’ve chosen an art piece, taking a few colors from it and injecting it into the room helps create a cohesive look. Stick to only a handful of colors though. Remember, the more clashing colors you have in a space, the more it can feel messy and cluttered.

Interior Wall Color

As the saying goes, “go big or go home.” In this situation, however, we’re saying “go big at home.” Orange can be a big and bold color. If you really want to make a statement, orange on your walls will definitely do the trick. Bringing along examples of rooms with orange walls, we’re here to provide you with the push you need if you’ve been long considering doing the same thing.

Orange and blue are complementary colors as they’re positioned directly opposite each other on the color wheel. This also means that even though they’re contrasting, they will look good together. Hence, a blue door will go with an orange wall! And, of course, white pairs with nearly every color giving the dining room above a clean and put-together look.

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Ready to take the plunge? Consider Boysen’s top choice interior paints for concrete surfaces: Boysen Permacoat Latex, Boysen Healthy Home, and Virtuoso Silk Touch. Each is premium quality water-based paint but with its own set of features.

Boysen Healthy Home, for example, is odorless and antibacterial—perfect for homes with kids. Virtuoso Silk Touch, on the other hand, dries to a matte finish but comes with added Teflon technology which means it’s easy to wipe clean. Learn more about all three here.

Home Exterior

You don’t have to restrict yourself to interiors. Of course, you can also choose orange for your exteriors! Impress your neighbors and whoever passes by your house with a fresh coat of paint in orange—a vibrant color that’s sure to make your home stand out from the rest on your street.

You can choose from Boysen’s top three choice paints for home concrete exteriors, namely: Boysen Permacoat Latex (yup, this can be used for both interiors and exteriors), Boysen Acytex, and Titan Superflex Elastomeric Paint.

5 Ways to Add and Use Orange in Your Home | MyBoysen

Boysen Permacoat Latex comes in an array of readily available colors. Boysen Acrytex—which is known and trusted to be an extremely durable paint—comes in white but can be tinted to achieve colors. Titan Superflex Elastomeric Paint is a more pocket-friendly alternative while still helping you achieve beautiful exteriors. Learn more about all three here.

What’s your stance on orange now? We hope we changed your mind even a little! If you have questions about painting and Boysen products, feel free to reach out to our technical team. Send an email to ask@myboysen.com or call (02) 8363-9738 local 413 to 418 during office hours for a one-on-one consultation.


Feature image by Adrian Duenas on Unsplash


Jill is a writer on a continuous journey to learn about paint and share them with you, the reader. She has an interest in the technical side of things but also thoroughly enjoys playing with colors. She likes calm greens, quiet blues, and mellow yellows best.

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