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amimac09 03-09-2014 06:23 PM

Colour Advice
I'm doing my 3 y.o boy's room.
If the room is big/light enough to support it, I am thinking a dark blue feature wall (against white on the other 3).
He really likes the colour orange, but I had chosen a yellow metal bed (the old hospital style beds that are in at the moment).

What are opinions on combining yellow and orange in the room? Do I need to pick one or the other?

Afossas 03-16-2014 10:54 PM

I would stick to the blue, honestly. In the midnight hour by BM is a gorgeous dark and sophisticated blue color

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pendragon 04-10-2014 08:41 PM

I would hesitate to combine yellow and orange in most cases, though the spectrum of each could make a big difference in how they appear next to each other. Do you have any specific shades you're looking at?

LauraCandini 04-22-2014 09:46 AM

I agree with pendragon, I always try to avoid combining similar colours, in this case yellow and orange... I would choose metalic yellow because of the dark blue wall, like the sky at night with the stars. Although I understand your kid may not think the same...

jeffnc 04-25-2014 04:28 PM

I think yellow and orange look bad together, as opposed to, say, blue and green (sometimes).

alexjoe 05-04-2014 02:44 AM

I am also confuse while the combination of yellow & orange, It something need to be combination of light colors.

Jonathon Castro 05-16-2014 03:15 AM

Yellow and orange are not combined. It is better to avoid this combination. especially in boy's room. Dark blue looks great in combination with pale yellow and peachy hues.

ColePenner 05-17-2014 09:55 AM

Personally - I would avoid that colour combination. Maybe some sky blues and whites? :)

HardwareHabitat 06-17-2014 01:25 PM

I agree with Afosas. I think the darker blue might look good. It would depend on the shade of yellow. Post a pic of what you decide! :)

garykerr 06-19-2014 10:45 PM

The perfect combination for a room is to combine warm colors and cool colors. Blue is a safe color which most guys like. But you can also mix and match other shades like yellow, orange, green or white.

mnp13 06-20-2014 02:48 PM

If he likes orange, paint it orange. If you don't like orange, close the bedroom door.

Whether yellow and orange work together depends on the shades of yellow and orange, and there's no way to comment on that without seeing the colors, and since every computer monitor is calibrated differently, you can't really share the colors in a picture accurately.

We have a 10x10 room with dark gray walls, and a 15x17 room with dark red walls. I don't believe that smaller rooms "can't" have dark walls, some small rooms look great with dark walls. A lot depends on the colors of the furnishings.

AlvinJackso 06-27-2014 11:15 PM

No, don't pick any single color. I think the combination of yellow and orange are great options. But if you want to use blue, then mix sky blue and dark blue make some creativity and it will look nice. If his favorite color is orange, then I suggest you to use this one with yellow.

Startingover 06-29-2014 07:19 PM

When I think of yellow and orange I think of the breathtaking display of autumn leaves on the hillsides in Ohio. It works in nature.

And, we're Fla. Gator fans so we're used to blue and orange.

MTN REMODEL LLC 06-29-2014 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by Startingover (Post 1370054)
When I think of yellow and orange I think of the breathtaking display of autumn leaves on the hillsides in Ohio. It works in nature.


When I see a nice muddy gray, I think of the sky on a sunny day in Cleveland....:laughing:

arlenelm 07-04-2014 02:39 AM

Boy's preferences matter the most. If he likes orange, it should be there. Everything else comes second. Try different shades to make a good combination you like.

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