COLOR OF THE YEAR: TANGERINE TANGO
Each year, a Color of the Year is chosen by the design and fashion industries. This year, Pantone’s color of the year is “Tangerine Tango” and I’m seeing it everywhere. Shops are already sprinkled with tangerine in fashion and home decor. Online, it’s everywhere I look. Suddenly I’m addicted to collecting photos of homes with tangerine to burnt orange splashes. Here are a few of my favorites, found on my other new addiction, the website Pinterest. (Pinterest is a fabulous website to store your photos and “pin” other’s photos into your collections.)
Tangerine is a color which is often paired with neutrals and is stunning with gray. It is also common to see orange paired with colors in the brown family, often tan to creams and the lighter neutrals.
A great way to add the up-and-coming colors into your decor is through small pops of color. This way, you’re not committing to a whole new color scheme, just freshening up your home a bit. My all time favorite colors are in the blue and green range, but it’s fun to add a new twist once in a while.
TIP #1: Adding something as simple as a few pillows and blankets, changes the effect of the whole room.
TEEN ROOM WITH ORANGE ACCENTS
BED WITH ORANGE SHAMS AND THROW, COUPLED WITH TAN & KHAKI
QUADRUPLE BUNKS WITH ORANGE ACCENTS
TIP #2: Another simple way to add new colors to your decor is to add fresh flowers around your home.
FRESH FLOWERS ON TABLE
When orange is paired with blue, these are “Complimentary Colors” in the art and design worlds. Complimentary Colors are opposing colors which create maximum contrast. Common examples would be Red and Green, Yellow and Purple, Blue and Orange.
TIP #3: Another way to pop in some unexpected color is by painting a picture frame for a neutral print or mirror. Here you see a good example of the combination of Blue and Orange. See how incorporating the orange frame brings this whole vignette to life?
Orange Mirror with Blue & White Vignette
TIP #4: A way to make a bigger commitment to the new color in your life, without much time or money, is by painting one wall. Pairing Orange with Red or Pink together is using “Color Harmony”. Look how inviting and cheerful this room is!
ORANGE WALL IN A DINING AREA
Running the stripes horizontally in this kitchen gives it a clean edge.
ORANGE STRIPE FOCAL WALL
TIP #5: Upholstering a piece of furniture with your new color. Here is what orange and gray look like together … fabulous.
GRAY ROOM WITH BURNT ORANGE CHAIRS
I love this upholstered headboard using orange fabric and brass nailhead trim for added detail. (There are actually lots of nailhead choices out there, one of my favorites are 1/2″ brushed nickel.) I really like the Roman shade in this photo, tying the design together nicely.
Orange Upholstered Headboard with Brass Nail Detail & Roman Shade
TIP #6: You know I’ve GOT to include draperies with tangerine accents! Here’s a wonderful example of a simple way to dress up your draperies. I love the zebra ottoman and sea shells. What a beautiful combination of orange, black, gray, cream.
ORANGE BANDED CURTAINS
TIP #7: This last photo is of two rope beds in a bedroom. Don’t you just love these rope beds??? Here, they decorate with an orange rug and pillows to add even more fun and enjoyment to this room.
Rope Beds with Orange Rug and Pillows
Have you used tangerine or orange in your decor? If so, I’d love to see your ideas!!