Burnt Orange is a medium to dark orange color that is reminiscent of fire and flames. It was officially named in 1915, but its true shade is still contested until today. Auburn University, for example contends that Burnt Orange comes with blue undertones, while the University of Texas disagrees. Pantone follows the version of Burnt Orange with blue undertones.
Burnt Orange has both negative and positive connotations. In terms of negatives, Burnt Orange is used to describe childishness, pride, and stubbornness. In terms of positives, Burnt Orange is associated with pre-winter times, bringing thoughts of warmth, solace, and togetherness. The color Burnt Orange mixes well with deep blues and greys. It can also be mixed with mint blue and peach to create striking, vivid palettes.
Burnt Orange hex code: #CC5500