Color Crush: Tangerine
Welcome to August! Here in New York, this month is all about the summer winding down with one last month of strong sunshine and days by the pool. We’re taking one last deep breath before we’re heading into the busy Fall days filled with back to school prep and before we know it, the holiday season.
For August, we’re crushing on the energetic hue Tangerine. Tangerines themselves are a quick treat filled with flavor and a bit of an energy boost, sort of what we’re looking to get out of the last days of summer! It’s said to represent new projects, happiness, energy and motivation. This color is a great transitional hue to still keep some of the summer spirit alive, while transitioning our minds and our homes to cozy fall days. Read on for our designer approved tips on how to try Tangerine in your space!
Top left: Stephanie Harvey for Unsplash, Top center: Parsoa Khorsand for Unsplash Bottom Center: Shop Stacy Garcia Orange Freeform Sculpture Bottom right: Shop Stacy Garcia Large Expressive Multicolor Painting II
WARM UP YOUR WALLS
Tangerine is a surprisingly versatile hue and can bring a lot of warmth into a room. Whether you opt for wallpaper or paint, incorporating Tangerine is a great way to add a bit of enthusiasm and warmth to your interiors. Tangerine provides a bold backdrop while also allowing any decorative accents to pop. In this example from Amanda Louise Interiors, we love the way the artwork and Tangerine walls work perfectly in sync and allow the art to stand out.
SWITCH UP SHADES
Try incorporating Tangerine in varying hues and shades if a bright orange is a bit too loud for you! Burnt orange shades add instant warmth and sophistication to your space. In this space by Elizabeth Drake, we love the way a darker burnt orange is incorporated in patterns in this space while other more playful shades of Tangerine are incorporated in botanicals and lighting.
Design by Elizabeth Drake
Try using accents of Tangerine in the architecture of your space. In Andrea Serboli’s space, he uses orange on the beams to add a bit of warmth to a very modern space. The touch of Tangerine amplifies the drama of the modern space, while also keeping it fun and livable.
Design by Andrea Serboli of Colombo & Serboli Architecture
PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
Despite Tangerine’s ability to stand out all on its’ own, this shade also plays well with others. Tangerine successfully pairs with a variety of colors, like pink, lime, kelly green, even teal! If you’re looking to incorporate this shade in a subtle way, try mixing it with other exciting hues in the details of your space. We love this example from Martha J. Schneider of La Maison, where she uses pattern with subtle touches of Tangerine blended with a deep teal, as well as decorative books in varying colors that work together seamlessly.
What do you think of Tangerine? Will you be trying any of these tips this month? Check out our favorites below to bring a taste of Tangerine into your space!