It showed up differently in this photo but in actuality the orange matches the lighter orange Koi.
It is the same in this case, the photo doesn't show that the orange batik enhances the scales of the Koi.
Anyway, it seems when the fabrics are sewn together they take on a transformation of beauty.
In the photo below I've added another textile to the mix. It's a brocade with a darker, deeper orange and gold threads running through it. The gold threads enhance the gold in the Koi fabric at the top.
This combination would be great for any Mixed Media projects.