January 14, 2012
by kimberly reuther
Hello Orange! Tangerine Tango has been chosen the color of the year by Pantone. What a fresh start to 2012! Orange can be a very tricky color, people usually love it or hate it. Well, let’s take a closer look at its merits and I bet you’ll start to warm up!
Orange has the energy and vibrancy of red but without the dramatic undertones. Orange has the spirit and sunny qualities of yellow but it is equally grounded in earthiness. It plays well with other colors but sometimes can’t help but stealing the show. So, now how do you live with orange?
– Go big or go home!
If you are a lover of orange and bold choices, then by all means, saturate a room in this splendid hue! Tip: When painting with a dark color, using semi-gloss paint will reflect light and keep from closing in the space.
– A little color goes a long way.
If you want to add a pop of color to your room, here are a few ideas to try. Tip: Make sure to incorporate the color in at least three places to carry the effect.
– The more the merrier!
If you want to balance the boldness of the orange, why not add a few more colors to the mix? Tip: Use patterns or solids but make sure you give each color enough weight to create cohesion in the space.
– Explore new directions.
Draw from fashion, change the hue a little, use the color to spark your own personality. Tip: Paint and small accents are the easiest pieces to update if you like to follow trends.
Have fun incorporating this fresh color into your home!