From Houzz: If you want to use orange in your kitchen but aren't loving the bright orange hues, try looking for light orange colors that have some yellow or brown in them — they will have a mellow vibe without looking too pastel.
Fuse complementary shades -- colors across from each other on the color wheel -- to create high-contrast designs that demand attention. This kitchen mixes burnt orange with cool blue accents to create a space that wraps visitors in a warm embrace. Navy blues pop against the vibrant orange walls, which highlight white finishes. Robin's-egg dishware and a barely-blue backsplash balance the warmer hues while providing a tantalizing transition between the zesty walls and crisp white cabinets.