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Colour to go with orange

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anotherdayanothersquabble Sun 17-Jul-16 14:11:47

I have tiled between my sink and the mirror in my dark downstairs loo in a rather rash purchase of bright orange metro tiles. We have black IKEA floating shelves and lots of hanging things in the room. What colour should I paing to the walls? The rest of the house is blues and greens.

Mooingcow Sun 17-Jul-16 14:15:59

Dark grey? Navy? Love metro tiles! See how it looks with nothing on the walls before rehanging?

Finlaggan Sun 17-Jul-16 14:19:59


WankersHacksandThieves Sun 17-Jul-16 16:16:42

turquoise? They are the opposite colours on a colour wheel so should go nicely

Rowanhart Sun 17-Jul-16 16:19:39


apple1992 Sun 17-Jul-16 16:25:13


Whathaveilost Sun 17-Jul-16 16:33:58

I wouldn't go for white.
I think Orange is a wonderful statement colour and white is very safe.
I would team it with some of the suggestions like Navy or Grey.otherwise it looks like you were being bold and then lost your nerve.

cosmicglittergirl Sun 17-Jul-16 16:35:16

Hot pink.

Mooingcow Sun 17-Jul-16 16:40:12

Or green? Olive or forest and paint the shelves too so they disappear.

plimsolls Sun 17-Jul-16 16:45:31

Navy and orange is a really nice combination. Grey would work too, but you'd have to be careful getting the right grey.

I don't like black, white and orange unless it's really really over-styled, so I'd avoid white paint with your black shelves.

plimsolls Sun 17-Jul-16 16:46:29

What are the hanging things, by the way? Presumably there's colours involved.

anotherdayanothersquabble Sun 17-Jul-16 21:32:52

Thanks all, i indeed do want to avoid the 'rash decision and lost my nerve' look!! Its already white and indeed quite dull. Love the idea of turquoise.

The hanging things is a line of hooks with sports bags, on it. We use the downstairs loo to store lots of things to avoid it all being piled in the hallway, as a result it is rather cluttered.

SayrraT Fri 05-Aug-16 07:25:40

Our bathroom is bright orange and we have gone for grey accessories/towels which I think look great.

It's not finished yet but I'll go and take a picture.

SayrraT Fri 05-Aug-16 07:29:19

Here it is!

ididntsignupforthis1 Fri 05-Aug-16 07:32:15

Used to have a bright orange and lemon yellow bathroom.
Looked fab

LesserWeevil Fri 05-Aug-16 07:36:48

Turquoise worked beautifully for my parents in the 70s apparently - mum still talks wistfully about the decor in that sitting room.

BikeRunSki Fri 05-Aug-16 07:44:37

YY to turquoise- inspired by DS currently getting dressed in orange shirts and a turquoise T shirt! I think turquoise completes the statement.

Rupster Fri 05-Aug-16 12:14:48

I'd probably go for white.

anotherdayanothersquabble Tue 01-Nov-16 13:06:48

Orange and Navy won the day.

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