Color Pick : Crazy about Oranges !

I love the color Orange. It has always been in my top 3 favorite colors. When I think of Orange, I immediately think of a glorious Sunset. For me, the color Orange brings in a certain amount of warmth with it. And when I asked my 5 yr old what's the first thing that came to her mind when I said the color Orange, she said, "The Sun" ! Everyone relates differently with a specific color. 

Apparently, Orange is one of the few colors that brings out a strong reaction from people. They either "love it" or "hate it" ! What do you associate Orange with ? Some of the common associations with the Color Orange are : Autumn, Pumpkin, Vibrancy, Fun and Freshness. This color is known to stimulate activity and socialization.

Off late, bright orange seems to be popping up in more places than i would imagine. To boost this, on one of my regular  net surfing sessions, I found out that a variation of Orange called the Tangerine Tango was voted as the Color of 2012 by Pantone.

Pantone goes to say : Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward. “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said an executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “ Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

There are so many different variations of the color Orange that are created. Some of these shades and tints of Orange are inspired by nature and some inspired by pure imagination ! Burnt Orange , Terracota, Tangerine, Pumpkin Orange, Rust, Melon Orange, Orange-Peel Orange, Tea-Rose Orange, Carrot Orange, Saffron, Papaya Orange, Mandarin Orange, Papaya Orange...the list is endless.

Some interesting names given to these various options of Orange by the Paint companies are Florida Orange, Moro Orange, Bright Bittersweet, Hot Shot, Tangelo Anna, Mango Punch, Orange You Glad , Light My Fire, Gold Mine, Sharp Cheddar and Orange Juice !

With so many choices of the Color Orange that are available, I am sure we can find a particular variation of Orange to perfectly fit in and compliment any design theme, design style or design period. 

If you are feeling bold, paint an entire wall with a Orange bringing in that brightness into your space. Adding Orange with art work, table top accessories, rugs and furnishings will provide that perfect amount of  pop that you want in your room.


"Orange is the Happiest Color."   ~  Frank Sinatra 

Use as little of Orange or as much of it as you want...any which way you use is sure to energize and rejuvenate your space.

Let me know how crazy you get with Oranges !
Happy Styling !

credits: ooh_food  coco+kelley   Martin LaBar  twicepix  Rohit Rath  A. Selen Sel├žuk ~ Aoi  midvli denise carbonell 

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