~A New Color to Consider this Spring

Spring is only a short month away and there are many opportunities to get your home decor feeling more refreshed and ready for the upcoming and warmer months ahead. If you’re searching for something other than the traditional flowers or pastels this season, consider a color that will brighten both your mood and the liveliness of your home. The Pantone Color Institute, well known for their inspiration in the fashion and design world, has announced their 2012 color of the year: Tangerine Tango. A color like this one may be a little surprising at first, but just wait and see how it can become a fun accent color in any living space. Tangerine Tango is a reddish orange, that instills a desire to recharge and move forward. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, 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,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Whether you use this color to make a statement on a Tangerine Tango painted accent wall or choose more subtle accents like a Tangerine Tango toss pillow or dishware in the kitchen, this unexpected spring color is easily incorporated with the selection offered at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. A beautiful and one of our more recent additions to our rug collection, is our Montego Braided Rug, seen above. The vibrant colors and practicality of this indoor/outdoor rug are qualities that are sure to make you smile. The color option shown in this rug is appropriately named Tangerine and works for living rooms, foyers, or on a screened porch or patio would be nice too. Our Montego Braided Rug is proudly made here in the USA.

Perhaps you’re feeling the bright orange rug is a bit too bold for you? As mentioned, this color works very well through the use of smaller focal points as well. Our Bunny Penny Pillow pictured here to the left, is a great example of how this shade of orange can be achieved in a decorative pillow. Display on your favorite chair or a bench in your entryway. An exclusive for Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, Donna Atkins designs a friendly white hare surrounded by a border of orange, yellow and green wool fabric penny flowers. Our Bunny Penny Pillow is crafted of a 100% wool hook front and a black felt base. Though not exactly Tangerine Tango, the color family is similar enough to help you achieve this new spring theme.

Spice up any room with this fun and exotic shade for spring. Incorporate Tangerine Tango on a bedspread or throw in the bedroom, tabletop accessories in the kitchen and dining room or wall art in the family room. If you’re really loving this color, see how perhaps you could add to your personal wardrobe too; maybe a new Tangerine Tango scarf or cardigan this season? For more decorating ideas, there is always more at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.


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