Well, apart as in it will make your system stand out. When I was told orange would be the NU color, I was a bit worried too. However, it's actually a really nice shade of orange, and I'm now partial to the color of it. Orange is the primary color, but the backplate is solid black, with white lettering. The side of the card is solid black, plus the RGB lighting, which can be turned off if you wish. So long as you have the card oriented horizontally, as most cases are designed, you won't see any orange.