2012- pantone has decided that the color of the year is... tangerine tango!
yeah, there has been some talk that the color has already been done... but in my opinion, it's a great color! it's got the punchiness of orange but just enough red in it to make it liveable. i love it in small doses to enliven a room and enrich a palette.
you've got your neutral grey sofa and indigo rug that are staples. good! don't change 'em. since tangerine is a trendy color, you may get sick of it quickly. so add it in as high-impact accents that would be easy to change out.
1- throw in some poppies. real or canvas.
2- anchor your room with a great paint color for your walls. go dramatic with a dark fatigue green. or choose a neutral, light khaki. for bright color, pick one that pulls in grey, green, and blue!
3- you could add accents of tangerine into your draperies.
4- add some colorful throw pillows.
5- and while you're at it, a natural side table to balance out all the bold color.
et, viola! you've got yourself a taste of tangerine, without citrus overload.
here are some other great examples of what you could do with tangerine tango:
|earthy palette - greys, browns, and r-o-y.|
|sophisticated with olive.|
|jonathan adler makes orange a key player in this fuchsia and persimmon room|
|love it with some robin's egg blue.|
|and it's almost peaceful when paired with a sea foam green|
all sources on my pinterest.
so there are many ways to incorporate bright tangerine into your space if you dare. which color combo would you be most likely to try?