Tangerine Trend Alert

Every year Pantone predict their colour trend for the year and for 2012 they have predicted a shade they are calling Tangerine Tango. Orange is a very positive colour and positivity is something we could all do with a little of at the moment. However, tread carefully as it is a difficult colour to work with.

I have found from researching the use of orange for this post, that it works best grounded with a neutral such as grey and also with it’s natural partner on the colour wheel, blue. I particularly love it when paired with dark inky blue.

For me tangerine is a great accent colour, in this case, less is definitely more and the use of tangerine with cushions and on art work is perfect. I recently wrote a post about the styling of the set for Heston Blumenthal’s new cookery show and the art work used in his kitchen, by Rockett St George, is a great example of the use of tangerine popping off the charcoal grey background.

The Knoll womb chair available in orange

http://www.knoll.com/

Art work by Notonthehighstreet

http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/

Sanderson Fifi wallpaper from John Lewis in grey and coral

http://www.johnlewis.com/

The Colinton retro shaped sofa by Laura Ashley~ this is currently in the winter sale so grab it while you can!

http://mto.lauraashley.com/

If you prefer a softer option than tangerine but still want a pop of colour, coral is a good alternative. The cushions and sofa in the shots above are part of the new Spring Summer 2012 range by Marks & Spencer

http://www.marksandspencer.com/

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous 18 January, 2012 / 11:21 am

    Mmmmmm Orange is in eh ?? Yippee – does this go for Orange Camper Vans too ?!?! Your blog & work are both fab. Much Love Us xx ( and Nigel !!)

    • Indianna 30 March, 2012 / 2:35 pm

      This is from Kath, Chris and Orange Nigel…

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