Tangerine Tango: 2012 Color of the Year

A new year means a new trend. The market leader in color Pantone Inc. says the 2012 color of the year is Tangerine Tango, a strikingly warm hue reminiscent of a sunset glowing in the distance. Tangerine tango dethrones the 2011 color of the year, honeysuckle, and brings interior designers a vivacious reddish orange that can add vigor and warmth to any home.

We couldn’t wait to share how you can you incorporate this friendly, inviting color into your everyday living space, giving off a dynamic energy with a few simple touches. Below are three ways The Decorative Touch suggests you can infuse tangerine tango into your home:

Accent Pieces
Accent pieces, such a decorative pillows, throws, or even art on your wall can bring in tangerine tango without over saturating the room. Used with other brilliant hues or neutrals such as taupe, the trend can bring in just the pop of reddish orange that you might be hesitant to utilize in other scenarios.

Patterned Fabrics
Include a simple chair or an ottoman with stripes, dots or even piercing paisleys colored tangerine tango to complement the furniture already in the room. Placing a piece designed with delicate touches of tangerine tango in the fabric makes an awesome transformation simple to do.  You can also buy a slip cover for existing pieces in the room.

A Coat of Paint

If you are a designing daredevil at heart, try painting the room tangerine tango. Whether painting an accent wall or even the ceiling, a few strokes of paint can go a long way. Not to mention, it’s both time and cost effective.

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Design Trends Emerge from What’s New, What’s Next

What’s New, What’s Next is an annual event at the New York Design Center that just had its third installment at the end of September. And although the event took place in New York, the emerging design trends are affecting decorating decisions across the U.S. Interior design blog The Editor at Large reported on the new trends that came out at the event, including:

  • More color is being incorporated into interiors, including through the use of beautiful artwork.
  • Mirrors are very “in” in design these days, especially with mirrored surfaces on a furniture piece.
  • Style is taking a turn for the masculine with many textiles looking similar to those in men’s clothing, as well as deeper color choices.
  • Design is getting to be more traditional again.

Visit The Editor at Large to read more about these and other emerging design trends.

If you’re looking for interior design consulting in Kansas City, contact The Decorative Touch today.

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