Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year - New Perspectives


Pantone Color of the Year

The future for 2012 is bright with the Pantone color of the year—Tangerine Tango!

According to Pantone, as read in the December 17, Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Tango is the spirited reddish orange” that will give us “the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.” It is very effective color when used as an accent wall, or for unexpected pops of color in the kitchen or throughout the home.

I’m feeling quite smug about it all - since my October Color blog was about the virtues of the color orange. I have a personal investment too, since orange is one of the colors in my business logo. Plus, it just plain makes me happy. As Cy Winship (of Cy Winship Design, Minneapolis) commented in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on December 1, “ I love it! It’s a happy color!”

This color has been on the forefront for several years now, especially in the fashion industry, however, it should be dialed down a couple of shades for home interiors.

You can take Tangerine Tango in a more traditional direction by pairing it with fall colors, or take it wilder with a bright blue or lime green pairing— my favorite color combinations. (Photos: HGTV Color Crush)

At Home with Orange

I updated my own living room for the 2010 Minneapolis/St. Paul Home Tour and added an orange palette, knife style abstract painting created by my late father, Robert Clark Nelson. It makes me smile every time I walk from my sunroom to my colorful kitchen!

2012 Minneapolis / St. Paul Home Tour

Look for the orange kitchen that I designed in South Minneapolis in the upcoming 2012 Minneapolis / St. Paul Home Tour. Click HERE to check out the website for details about the tour and how to participate.   

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