Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Let's Tango

As most of you know by now Tango Tangerine is the 2012 color of the year. The color Orange is a great color to incorporate into a coastal  home or beach house.It is a color  that evokes energy while being a friendly  and welcoming color.  Orange works well in living rooms and family rooms, where friends and family gather, but you don't limit yourself to those rooms if you are going to use the color, especially if you love it.

As this is a trend, who knows how long it is going to stick around.It's not as classic or timeless as the color Blue per say. Personally. I would not invest a lot of money in a piece of upholstery such as a sofa or chair. Instead if you have a neutral color palette you have a great canvas. to add pops of it in pillows and accessories.  If you don't have an neutral color palette Orange  can be incorporated it in different ways with out spending a lot of money. Use flowers, or just a simple bowl of oranges or tangerines  Paint a table, or a single chair...  if you want the color but don't want the price tag of an investment. Below are some great ways to add this spunky color.. So let's tango!

Blue and Orange is a hot trend  one that I have written about before Coastal and  nautical. Come on lets' take a look..

                                                   I love the the Orange door!
House Beautiful

            The boldness of  this Blue and Orange in a coastal Living lovely.

Seaside Style

                      Muted Blue and Orange is a great option if you can't go bold .

Tobi Fairley
                The lighter wall against the white of the window treatment,is balanced out by the brown..
Martha Stewart

                                   Add some fun to an outdoor area with a striped hammock
Coastal living

                    This bright and cheery chevron  pillow from OBX is perfection.
OBX trading Group

                              An Orange Sea Fan is a beautiful addition.

OBX Trading Group
                                   Orange candle holders add a definite pop of color.

Real Simple 

Karen Anderson
 Orange and White done right by Karen Anderson!. Love the monkey fist Wallpaper.

                           Accent on wall, such as a mudroom and add nautical touches.

House Beautiful
             Bath towels are a great way to add the color with out much investment.

Will you be  Tangoing this year?

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SSM said...

Very pretty, Linda.

Thank you for sharing.

The enchanted home said...

Pretty post. I think you hit the nail on the head with what kinds of interiors look best with this color, more transitional/coastal homes, the images you chose are beauitful!

beachcomber said...

love it with the navy and aqua! seems to be some bright colours around at the moment.

rjerdee said...

Lovin' this and orange are such a commanding pair of colors for interiors but these are nicely done and look simple and doable.