This is one resolution that’s easy to keep and fun to do! The color experts at Pantone have introduced a bright palette for 2012, perhaps reflecting the optimism and hope for a new year. With Tangerine Tango as Pantone’s pick for Color of the Year, it’s hard to imagine anything other than optimism. This vibrant reddish orange will energize your space and update your décor, especially when used as a colorful accent in accessories. Pair Tangerine Tango with other trendy colors for 2012 like sunny yellow or bright rosy pink. Or, complement it and cool it down with aqua or teal, and mix in some neutrals like taupey-grey. (Pantone recommends its favorite neutrals for the year: Driftwood or Starfish.) And, for purple fans, good news: purple continues to be a popular color for home décor and fashion, especially in its more muted and lighter shades that reflect the Spring season.
So this year, don’t be afraid of bold color, embrace it! You can easily and affordably change the look of your room by adding a great lamp, pillows, patterned rug or curtains that incorporate these colors to keep your rooms on the cutting edge this year. Where do you dream of using orange?