Color Spring 2012 – How to use Tangerine Tango!
All this Color!
It’s probably evident from the header of this blog that I have a penchant for and enjoy bright color – and that yes, I like red-orange. But Preferences aside, what I love about Tangerine Tango from a design perspective is its versatility. There are very, very few colors that can be translated between, cottage, contemporary, Bohemian, Traditional, Deco, and Arts and Crafts (I could keep going) styles, and work in all those applications – but I must say, Tangerine Tango comes pretty close…
Modern with hints of Boho,
Fresh and family-centric Bungalow,
and un-decorate Bohemian style.
Use your wardrobe and accessories to get inspired!
Fashion has incredible cross-over potential for room design. I have always wondered why HGTV has never created a show called “Coming Out of The Closet” as a tongue and cheek euphemism for getting at the heart of the way that most of people understand themselves and their color preferences. The transition from outfit to room is a natural next step. Pantone‘s Spring Fashion Report also has a great deal of crossover to home and interior color.
So what is holding you back? Maybe you believe that only a certain personality can pull off a vivid orange….
First things first –
The function of Pantone LLC is to prevent the effect of what you see here, which is a significant variation between different computer screens and their ability to see and translate color – much like Marilyn wearing a dress and most everyone else cannot – two very different interpretations on the same theme.
If you think this is bad, try it out in your living (or other) room. Pantone standardizes color outcomes, so that this doesn’t happen during the manufacturing process to many products you use or wear daily. Sadly, Pantone can’t standardize your room’s lighting nor affect the directionality of your room’s exposure to sunlight. Environment is key to determining the outcome of your color choices. To test the waters, try some color out at home.
A good paint dealer will have access to Pantone standards. I asked my Benjamin Moore dealer, and they can do it. Many paints brands maintain that no one can correctly imitate their signature colors – but Pantone’s purpose is standardization. If your dealer has their color system, it can be done.
Lowe’s has begun offering a limited selection of Pantone Paints online. The selection appears rather narrow, and I have not been able to discover how to search for the available colors on Lowe’s website (and have not found Pantone Tangerine Tango 17-1463 TCX amongst them). They do have some nice shades, and are sold in a 35 oz applications (a quart measures 32 oz) for $14.95
Now decide how much and where you will love it. Live with your sample for a few days and decide if you like it and if so, how much of it you really love. Think of determining your saturation like creating an outfit:
Remember, you can also change the level of color saturation by adjust your shade – just ask the paint store to lighten your color to preference.
and mix your variation with a neutral, like this medium saturation variation with soft blue-gray and vanilla. Neutrals distribute the weight of intense color.
If you have always loved this shade, by all means get a distinctive Tangerine sofa or chair!
and if Tangerine still feels scary, try it out in accents like pillows. They can always be changed out or coordinated with new color preferences.
Stop by www.MyHomeFaceLift.com to find many Tangerine Tango Dreams!
- New! 2012 Pantone Color of the Year – Tangerine Tango! (redoitdesign.wordpress.com)
- Pantone 2012 Color Trends – Taming Tangerine Tango (redoitdesign.wordpress.com)
- Pantone Color of the Year for 2012: PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango (gthinkcreative.com)
- NEW! Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2012 (redoitdesign.wordpress.com)
- 3 Tangerine Tango Ideas for the Home (cereusart.com)
- Spring 2012 Pantone Trends – Trends Immitate Art (redoitdesign.wordpress.com)
- Pantone picks “Tangerine Tango” as 2012′s Color of the Year (purseblog.com)
- New! Benjamin Moore 2013 Color Trends Predictions! (redoitdesign.wordpress.com)