09 July 2012

Tangerine for Summer!

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems to a variety of industries chose the color tangerine or Pantone color, 17-1463, as the color for 2012. 

Now that the Summer heat of July is upon us, I look to the bold reddish-orange color tangerine as a way of adding strong personality, excitement and energy to an interior design. Accents such as pillows or bed linens in this high-impact color can instantly add spice to a room. Sometimes it is fun to just paint one wall in a home a bold color to give it room a fresh and dynamic twist. Adding an unexpected dash of color is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to perk up a home. 

It is true that tangerine and orange are very intense colors and may not be so easy to work with. I prefer to think of them as accent colors and would refrain from overusing them in a space. However, when a dash of this dramatic color is used properly, the end result can look smashing.