I’m often asked, “What’s your favorite color?” My answer–“This week” (or “this season”) it is”…because it changes often. Yet for a while now, orange has been my “go to” color for home décor and casual entertaining. Why? Because orange re-energizes a room like no other. Often called the social hue (because it’s so stimulating and lively), this vibrant color is no longer held to a single season—we’re seeing orange paired, year-round, with lot of other colors; as well as working alone to liven up a space.
Recently, I swooned for orange again when I came across an apothecary jar filled with cheese balls (because of their color, not their tastiness!) in a chic market showroom.
Then, New York fashion week was all about orange and Pantone (our industry’s top color forecaster) declared “tangerine tango” its color of the year. Voila! Orange has finally arrived in all its yummy glory.
This is a hue that plays well with virtually every color in the crayon box.
Who knew Tim Tebow and the Broncos were such fashionistas with their pairing of orange and blue (for once we guys led the way on style!)?
Look how great orange mixes with fuschia on these global-inspired pillows; and how much impact this solid orange textural pouf (a fancy name for foot stool) delivers.
One of my favorite springtime events happens in Round Top, a small Texas town (population 77). Aptly named, The Round Top Spring Fair is held during the first weekend in April.
The pastures and meadows surrounding this community are filled with circus-sized tents where dealers and creative retailers offer their wares. Susan and I love to walk the tents looking for that diamond-in-the-rough.
By pairing orange with the “re-use/re-purpose” trend, this season’s show will likely be filled with treasures like this buffet just waiting for a fresh coat of vibrant paint that transformed it into a fashion must-have.
Hesitant to jump in with both feet? That’s ok. By taking a few pieces swathed in this color of the year (tangerine tango) and adding it to your existing décor, you’ll get instant gratification and update your home at the same time.
For example, pair our Vibrant Poppies wrapped canvas art with a couple of throw pillows and a Mango Cooler candle.
All it takes are three touches of orange somewhere in your home and you’ll be dancing the trendy tangerine tango before you know it!