In the heat of Arizona, many homeowners shy away from the warmer colors for home décor, opting instead for cool whites and neutrals. But we suggest pairing this year’s hottest color, Tangerine with its opposite, aqua for a fantastic color combination that is on-trend and beautiful when done well.
Pantone named Tangerine Tango as its color of the year for 2012, and we love it used as an accent which works great with crisp white, off white and cool greens. Window shades and drapes are a great way to bring in these accent colors, especially roman shades.
Finding orange-colored window coverings can be a bit difficult, so it may be easier to find other home décor accent pieces in that color and opt instead for aqua-colored blinds or shades. Or, you can bring in these colors by painting an accent wall for a real punch of color and use neutral window treatments.
Speaking of paint, we think you’ll love this great tool so you don’t make a mistake when you choose your color. Here’s another neat trick: You can also buy a quart of the color you are considering (and some stores even have smaller sample tester sizes), paint a poster board, and hang it on the wall. Those tiny paint swatches are just too small to be able to tell what it will look like on the wall. Remember: paint almost always looks darker on the wall, so you may want to select a color one shade lighter.