Burnt orange is a medium dark orange that evokes visions of flames. Though officially named in 1915, burnt orange can be polarizing because it is defined in different ways by different organizations. For example, burnt orange in Auburn University has a little blue but has none in the University of Texas. Pantone, though, does add a little blue to the mix.
Some say burnt orange symbolizes negative emotions such as selfishness, pride, or aggression, while others characterize burnt orange with autumn, evoking a feeling of warmth and comfort.
As an accent, burnt orange combines well with dark blues and grays. You can also combine it with mint green and peach for a livelier palette.