Showing posts with label Orange. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Orange. Show all posts

Dec 15, 2011

Color Wheel: Tangerine, Anyone?

In case you haven't heard..(ok just kidding) of course you all have heard that "Tangerine Tango" is Pantone's Color of the Year - 2012.

Last week, I thought it would be nice to gain some perspective about how the color was used throughout the 20th century before diving head first into using it within design schemes.
But as today is Color Wheel, and as an interior designer my job is to steer my clients in the right direction and help them (and you) make an informed decision.

I must admit - I do love orange..and oranges..BUT

I think as a color within an interior design scheme it just has to make sense or is too strong of a statement to be done half heartedly.

You wouldn't walk around in a mini skirt without feeling comfortable with your legs, now would you?

So please put the paintbrushes down, and before you decide to start painting all of your walls in Orange...

Here is a little inspiration on how it can be done, thoughtfully and easily..


Organe can bring some much needed warmth and happiness to a room and design scheme,

So here is to a sunny inspiration ~

UPDATED: For more on Tangerine Tango -->> Listen in to my interview by Robin Siegerman the Host of Renovation Bootcamp Show at Web Talk Radio while we talk about "Tangerine Tango", Pantone's Color of the YEAR - 2012!!

*Images Credits: (Products) Anthropologie, Arteriors, Mottega, Stray Dog, Aidan Gray, Z Gallerie, Oly Studio, Global Views, Made Goods, Zentique, Currey & Co, Twos Company & Tozai Home, Century Furniture, Hickory Chair

*Images Credits Rooms: via Pinterest,, (tree house)

Aug 22, 2011

Color Wheel: 175 !! Happy Bursts of Color

Image via Pantone
Pantone - the leader of all things color - has launched 175 new color additions to delight us all for the years to come.

How many ways can I say "Thank You" ?

As a designer known for bringing many layers of color to the stories I create, having more is definitely a good thing.

Here are some of the ways I plan on introducing the new Pantone colors to the mix...

Red/Pink: Cherry reds with both blue and yellow undertones; deeper Cabernet reds with hints of brown; soft Ballerina Pink to a vivacious Deep Rose with blue undertones.

Greens: deep true hunter greens like Climbing Ivy; gemstone influenced emerald greens such as Jolly Green; grayed down blue based greens like Belgian Block and Agave Green.
Vases from Kate Spade - Home; Kelly Wearstler Pink & Green chairs via My Vibe My Life

Blues: periwinkle blues including Paler Halogen and Chambray Blue; watery based teal and aquamarine blues with names like Mykonos Blue and Aqua Splash; 12 new navies including several red based navies; true indigo and more classic navy shades like Night Sky and Evening Blue.

and of course my absolute favorite ...

Room: Thomas Britt - has everything I love

Orange: hot and radiant orange shades with red undertones Tangerine Tango; spicy and deeper oranges with brown like Cinnamon Stick and Marmalade.

Yellow: true yellows including Lemon Meringue and Solar Power; softer, warmer yellow hues reminiscent of Flan and Pear Sorbet.
Browns: pure chocolate browns like Ganache and Chocolate Torte; and in the taupe and khaki family, a Toasted Coconut and Humus.
From Etsy: Wall Sconce:Vintage Cabinet ; Vintage Phone:Hoot and Eye; Vintage Wine Rack Importance of Living

Whites Whites, the purest of the pure and that most classic of shades, were expanded in both warm and cool tones.
Grays: some neutral blue based grays with names like Storm Front and Graphite, as well as some red based and green based grays. Blacks: Black Bean and Tap Shoe

Design by my firm - "Le Club" nightclub
and last but not least...

Purple: vibrant red based purples such as Cherries Jubilee and Granite, several grayed down purples with blue undertones suggestive of a Mesa Rose and some more mystical smokey violet shades.
Mauves: blue based pinks from the palest rose to the deeper azalea tones.

Painting: Damien Hirst;  Damask Paper: Moonsteam Design

How will you be bringing these new colors into your home?

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