How Can I Decorate Using the Color of the Year?

(Blenko glass, courtesy of The End of History)

Janet Ramin - When I was little, I dreamed in tangerine – maybe the deep orange painted wall across my bed had something to do with it but now finally the world has caught up! Pantone has declared Tangerine Tango the color for the year 2012 - and not a moment too soon! Its power may just block out a little of the world’s woes. Tangerine Tango is a deep reddish orange, full of pop and vibrancy, a little like that child in all of us. Below are a few samples of tangerine furnishings.

(Geo Bedding from Z Gallerie)We have a wonderful geometric pattern in tangerine from Z Gallerie called Geo Bedding, great for those sweet dreams. Below is a bold graphic rug in shades of orange and rust from Foreign Assets.

(Pumpkin rug from Foreign Assets)Provide a little groovy mood in your pad with the following tangerine furniture: an enameled coffee table with cutouts of birds in flight and acrylic chairs. The Ice Chair is designed by Calligaris and all are available from All Modern.

(Botanist Flight Cocktail Table from All Modern)

 (Calligaris Ice Chair from All Modern)What's that orange flying object? It's the Fly Fly pendant light from Foscarini, ready to swoop in and provide ambient light for the hip room. Group a variety of glass vases and bottles of different sizes and shapes and you have a dramatic statement. As in our first photo above and in the photo below - we have beautiful tangerine glassware from End of HistoryThey have genie bottles, flower vases, perfume bottles, stemware, all designed and hand-blown from glass artisans. 

(Foscarini Fly Fly Pendant Light)

(Barbini vases and Rosenthal vase from The End of History)For your wall decor, try the Fizz clock below from Chiasso. The tangerine bubbles will bring a little effervescence to your home style. 

(Fizz Clock from Chiasso)


Reprinted with permission of the Sheffield School. Interested in learning how to accessorize a room? Take a look at Sheffield School's Complete Course in Interior Design. At Sheffield, you will learn how to transform a space, create color schemes, and select furniture, lighting, and accessories.