With only a few months of 2012 ahead of us, it won’t be long before Pantone is announcing the next color of the year. Let’s take one last look at the Pantone Color of the Year for 2012, the beloved Tangerine Tango. She shocked everyone with becoming the new color that nobody could live without this year in home decor (and beyond!), and we hope that she doesn’t fade away anytime soon.
The final months of the color of 2012
Let orange light the way
We’re having a serious decade throwback moment with this lamp. Not only is the shape taking us back to the ’60s and ’70s — which is totally in right now, by the way — but the color is also channeling a time when disco balls and polyester reigned. And we’re loving it. This Orange Low Profile Gourd Lamp with White Drum Shade ($33) is available only online at Target.
Hit the floor
Looking to add a serious punch of Tangerine Tango-inspired decor to your home? Go bold with the Magical Thinking Mosaic Medallion Rug ($89, Urban Outfitters). The boho-chic feel of this rug’s design will add a funky element to any room of your home and the soft, circular pattern in a deep shade of orange will warm up any space that needs a bit of love.
Read these tips on how to choose the perfect rug for your living space >>
Rest your head on tangerine
Just because you lean a bit more toward traditional decor for you home, doesn’t mean you should discount the color orange. The proof is in the pillows, as these Cantaloupe Color Frame Euro Shams ($48) from Serena and Lily show that even nonconformist orange can hold itself together in a traditional setting. Also available in a standard sham size.
Shiny, bright and orange
The color orange is pretty amazing on its own, but orange lacquered? We’re swooning! West Elm is known for their Square Lacquer Trays ($19-24) which can be used all over your home — stacked with magazines on your living room ottoman, for serving cocktails to guests on the patio, filled with your pretty collection of vintage perfume bottles on your dresser — these trays do it all, and who wouldn’t want one in orange?
Another great way to add some orange to your space? Flowers! Read about the five best flowers to grow for home bouquets >>
Happy orange kitchens
For those of you who are having a hard time finding the perfect place to add a little Tangerine Tango inspiration to your home, try the kitchen. Start with something that is functional, such as these Kitchenette Orange Dishtowels ($13 for a set of two, Crate and Barrel). They will come and go as you rotate through your towels cleaning up messes and spills, so you aren’t committed to having them around all the time, easing you into orange.
Books look good in orange
Perfect for small spaces that are lacking in storage space, spine bookshelves are a good solution and when it comes in orange powder-coated steel, it also makes a big impact. From CB2, the Array Orange Bookcase ($189) does double-duty — it holds all the books you want to make sure your friends know you’ve read, and it also adds a pop of orange to your space with a modern twist.