I’m sure by now you’ve probably heard somewhere that Pantone’s 2012 Color of Year is Tangerine Tango and if you’re not too tired of hearing about it by now, I’d love to put in my two cents! I’m thrilled with the color, it makes me happy! I’ve been using the color quite a bit over the last few months in some current projects…who knew! Check out the end of this post for a little project “Sneak Peek”!!
There are countless ways to use this bright, fiery color….shall we count the ways? Um, maybe not…let’s make this easy. Just because we’re talking about a bold, bright color here, that doesn’t mean your rooms have to scream “Tropicana Orange”. If you want to use it in your home or office space below are my top three ways to use this amazing color successfully. If done right, your family and friend’s shouldn’t be reaching for their sunglasses when they visit.
TIP #1: Use it in the background. Let your wall color set the tone for your space. In my opinion, this is the boldest and most dramatic way to use the color. No hiding it here. If you’re daring, go for it…paint your walls and allow everything else in the space to remain neutral. I love how Jeffrey Bilhuber painted the walls of this lovely sitting room a gorgeous shade of Tangerine. Notice how the drapery panels are the same color as the walls allowing this fantastic and bold color to envelope the entire space!
Tip #2: Try using this daring color on objects in the foreground of your rooms. Work with a neutral wall color and let pieces like the accent furniture and window treatments be the show stoppers of the space. The drapery panels in this room designed by Jeffrey Bilhuber are sure to catch your eye!
Tip #3: If you’re not ready to commit to this trendy color fully, you may want to reserve it for the accent pieces in your space. Things like accessories and accents can easily be changed later on as your love for this amazing color fades. Tastes and trends change quickly so use it sparingly in the accents to make a little tangerine splash! Check out this amazing room designed by Jeffrey Bilhuber. I am in love with the lacquered orange ceiling…can you imagine?
Here’s a little peek into one of my latest projects, you can read some of the project details here. We have finished the build out of the Sun Room, installed the area rugs and most of the furniture. This month we will finish things up with window treatments, artwork and accessories! Can wait to share the finished project photos with you! But until then, here’s how we’re using Tangerine Tango throughout the space.
In our concept board below, you can see that we’ve decided to use this bold color in the foreground finishes as well as some of the accent accessories because we love it! It shows up bravely in the area rugs, accent chairs, lamps and artwork.
Here’s a small glimpse into the room as it currently stands…it’s just begging for the window treatments (currently in the workroom), artwork (here in my studio), and accessories (fresh flowers too) to be installed. You won’t believe what a difference a few finishing touches make…stay tuned!!
If you’re interested in using this years Pantone’s 2012 color of the year somewhere in your home but don’t know what dose is right for you, I’d be happy to help steer the way. Give me a call today at (678) 316-0113 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll help show you how to Tango with Tangerine!!