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Tangerine Tango!!

A new year also means a new color trend, and the color gods at Pantone have dubbed Tangerine Tango as this year’s “it” color. Also called Pantone 17-1463 for the technical types, the hue is “an enticing juicy orange, a vivacious and appealing refresher to enliven anyone’s outlook this spring.” This fiery shade will surely energize interior spaces, whether it’s in small accessory doses or bold statements such as a painted wall or an upholstered chair.

The color ties together the drapes, rugs and knickknacks in this room, though they are all of very different patterns and textures, giving this space by Charm Home Design a unified appearance. To recreate the look, try pairing Anthropologie’s Climbing Vines curtains with the Tangerine Brooke rug by Madeline Weinrib and decorated with orange accessories, such as the charming chick candleholder by CB2.

The tangerine throws warms up this space by Domicile Interior Design, making it instantly inviting. Go for a cozy throw, such as Rian Rae’s Fisherman Cable Throw or playful with DwellStudio’s Foxes Graphic Knit Blanket. “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

This hue is just begging to be used in unexpected pops of color such as in this Moroccan-style bathroom featured on Design*Sponge. The 19th-century tub, found online, was painted bright orange for a striking effect. Paint a single wall in the foyer, a bookcase in the den or even your front door for a bold splash of color that creates an instant focal point.

The bold color doesn’t always have to pop off the page, as seen in this space by Burnham Design where the bright reddish-orange effortlessly blends with the blue and marigold hues. Even when Tangerine Tango is replaced by a new color trend, using it in a color combination will keep it looking fresh for years to come. Collage photo info: Foxes Graphic Knit Blanket by DwellStudio Dozer Burnt Orange Pillow by CB2 La Versha Chair by Anthropologie Ceramic Garden Stool by Inside Avenue Outrageous Orange 2013-10 by Benjamin Moore Ombrione Zinnia Fabric by Designers Guild Pleat Orange Hourglass Pendant Lamp by Crate and Barrel Parlour Atomic Orange Chair by CB2 Gelato Coasters by Z Gallerie Climbing Vines Curtains by Anthropologie Wilde Carnation Fabric by Osborne & Little Tangerine Brooke Rug by Madeline Weinrib Photo credit: Charm Home Design, Domicile Interior Design, Design*Sponge, Burnham Design

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