Sunday, 30 September 2012

Tangerine Tango part 1 - Do you like orange?

It's begun to feel a bit autumnal and I've started noticing  warmer colours appearing again in the stores particularly  russets (not to mention Christmas decorations). It reminded me that an orange colour was singled out by the Pantone Colour Institute as the Colour for 2012 - the one colour expected to have the strongest impact on fashion and home decor during the year. Pantone called the specific shade of orange 'Tangerine Tango' and describe it as a spirited reddish orange with a lot of depth to it - sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive.

I can't say that I'm a huge fan of orange - perhaps it has something to do with my dislike of marigolds. But, that aside, I have been interested in watching how various designers have been using this colour. So, I've rounded up a few pics to show off tangerine and to see what you all think about it!  Let's go, let's tango.....  

If you are a follower of fashion, you will know that bright orange is the signature colour of the luxury French brand  - Hermès. I'm mentioning this because all their products come packaged in orange gift wrap. And, it's their distinctive orange boxes that seem to have been appearing more and more as interior designers' accessories .......

Stacked Hermès Boxes
Here orange makes a stunning stair runner burst with colour in an otherwise white interior ....

Many different designers continue to use orange as a stunning 'tangy' accent colour -  in table lamps, cushions, stools, throws and lampshades .....

Garden designers have also been adding some tantilising tango to their schemes.

Well, I certainly could embrace a little tangerine as used in some of these  lovely images.
How about you?  Can you see adding Tangerine to your decor?  If you're tempted, my next post gives some tips for using orange successfully ~ see Tangerine Tango part 2 - How to decorate with orange ....... now, where did I put those marigolds seeds? 

Post by: Sharon

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