Using 2012's Color of the Year at Home

Designers Palette

Late last year, Pantone pronounced that the color of the year for 2012 is a bright reddish orange called Tangerine Tango. In our post announcing the news, the comment thread included more cheers than jeers, so it looks like orange remains in place as an eminently acceptable dose of happy color to add to your interiors. We've gathered together some inspiration pics, paint color swatches and more - think of it as a 2012 color kickoff starter kit...

Tangerine Tango-type...

Inspiration photos:
1. An allover orange kitchen in California is a showstopper room in Steven's Relocated Beach Cottage.
2. No more boring bedding! Take a cue from Alison's Creative, Colorful Craft-Filled Home.
3. High color goes high gloss in this next wave of style room from Lonny, Sept-Oct 2011.
4. A custom sofa looks amazing against this chalky blue wall via Christopher Stuart.
5. This orangey red works wonderfully on an accent piece such as this cocktail table found at Erinn V Style.

Paint colors:
6. Benjamin Moore 2013-10 - Outrageous Orange
7. Sherwin Williams Fireworks SW6867
8. Valspar Richly Red WV36015
9. Ralph Lauren Bold Orange IB63
10. Behr Volcanic Blast S-G-210

Home goods:
11. Martini Side Table, $129 at West Elm
12. Flip n Dine Table, $499 at CB2
13. Mod Dot Dishes, $50 for 4 piece setting at Jonathan Adler
14. Tanja Brodyr Duvet Set, $49.99 at IKEA
15. Atomic Lobster Arc Floor Lamp, $299 at CB2

(Images: Top Row 1.Steven's Relocated Beach Cottage 2.Alison's Creative, Colorful Craft-Filled Home 3. Lonny, Sept-Oct 2011 4.Christopher Stuart Sofa5.Erinn V Style, Middle Row: via paint brand websites, Bottom Row: via retailer websites )