Decorating With Orange: 25 Ideas Using Apricot, The Hottest Hue This Fall

Apricot, pale terracota and salmon are the most common names for the hottest hue of orange this fall. The on-trend color is a lighter, earthier version of the standard orange. It’s blended with white or brown to create a color that’s not quite the vibrant pumpkin shade you normally see in the fall, but still very fresh and autumnal.

Layers of various salmon, terracotta and tangerine textiles and pillows, paired with sage, add a warm and modern look to any room. Image: Jill Wolff Design

Here are fresh decorating with orange ideas using the new apricot color trend:

Fall And Thanksgiving Table Decorating With Orange

An elegant holiday table features off-white pumpkins and china, sage-toned eucalyptus leaves and a combination of floral and copper glasses in apricot hues. Image: Maison de Pax
A plaid tablecloth in greys and salmon is the perfect backdrop for a Thanksgiving pumpkin tablescape. Image: Ciao Newport Beach

Adding Salmon Accessories To Your Room

A Scandinavian modern dining room feels warmer than the everyday white look thanks to salmon and apricot accents, like the lamps and suede dining chairs. Image: Scandinavian Homes
Mid-century modern patterns and textiles feature a combination of terracotta, salmon and greys. Image: Dwell
An understated, white living room gets a warming up for fall with a couple of salmon-colored throw pillows and vases. Image: Elle Decoration UK
Salmon is the perfect accompanying color with another on-trend color: sage. Image: Beth Bourque Design
A graphic-patterned rug in apricot is one of the best and simplest decorating with orange ideas. Image: Surya
Small splashes of terracotta and apricot in a minimalist white room add an unexpected, lively tone to the space. To add more of a fall or holiday feeling, replace plants and greens with berry twigs and arrangements featuring sunflowers and fall leaves. Image: Gravity Home
To add warmth and luxury to a space for the holidays, choose apricot textiles and pillows in soft fabrics like velvet and chenille. Image: This Old House

Layering Salmon Or Apricot With Other Colors

Salmon, apricot or muted tangerine pair very well with vintage aqua, as you can see in this open floor plan home. Image: Content Modern
Muted apricot layers well with other related fall and holiday colors like brick and deep burgundies. Image: Dulux
Vintage mod sofas in apricot add fun to a neutral, muted steel living room. Image: EnviDesign

An Apricot Christmas

You can work salmon, apricot and terracotta into your Christmas decorating, too, by choosing accessories in the fresh, new color. Images: Craftberry Bush

Dreamy Pale Terracotta And Apricot Bedrooms

You don’t have to change your whole bedroom to warm it up for fall and the holidays. A throw blanket, pillow and some wall art in a new color like pale terracotta is all you need. Image: Habitech Systems
Terracotta and grey are a natural pairing for fall. Image: DK Interiors
Pale apricot sometimes needs a boost of richer tones of the color, like an exotic rug featuring the light apricot shade and deeper tones of salmon and terracotta. Image: Leivars
Choose textiles and materials featuring apricot that are heavily patterned and textured to create a global-chic look. Image: Black Lacquer Design

Apricot and Salmon Paint Colors

The rich, pale terracotta shade on the walls adds an intimate and global-chic vibe to this sitting room. Image: Dulux
Paint the section over your fireplace in a bolder version of the salmon hue for a striking focal point. Image: Elle Decoration UK
The dividing wall in this mid-century home was painted in a matte but vibrant apricot shade. Image: Nick Noyes Architecture
The earthy feel of the new terracotta is best when painted in a matte finish. Velvet accent pillows add a touch of luxury to the room. Image: Benjamin Moore
Kitchen cabinets painted in the new apricot color will look fresh and modern year-round. Image: Honestly Designed
Change up a traditional white farmhouse kitchen by painting the floating island in a vivid salmon or muted coral color. Image: House Beautiful 

Would you try decorating with orange like these softer, earthier hues for fall? Or do you like a brighter orange tone? Check out some ideas of ways to decorate with primary orange.