Color of the Month: Decorating with Tangerine

Orange is one of those colors; people love it or hate it. At Quality Bath, we happen to be firmly in the “love it” camp, so this month’s Color is an awesomely pure shade of orange: tangerine.

Like all oranges, tangerine is a high-energy, bold, fresh, and fun color. It’s warm and welcoming, stands out dramatically against neutrals and crisp whites (even in small doses), and pairs especially well with blues.

The rule of thumb with bright colors is to use it strategically. Not necessarily sparingly, but be careful not to overdo it. These rooms will show you how!

The perfect place for tangerine is the kitchen – aside from the natural food association, it’s an appetite stimulant and an inviting color.

Kitchen by Katie Rosenfeld Design
Kitchen by Applegate Tran Interiors
Kitchen by Kitchen Studio: Kansas City
Kitchen by Arete European Kitchens
Similarly, it works well in the dining room – even a formal one!
Dining Room by Falcon Custom Homes
Dining Room by BROWN DAVIS INTERIORS, INC.
Dining Room by CDB Interiors, CDB-Properties, LLC
Tangerine provides a cheery pick-me-up in the living room:
Family Room by M. Interiors
Family Room by Laidlaw Schultz architects
Living Room by Colordrunk Designs
Living Room by Flow Home Staging & Design
Add a pop of this invigorating hue to your home office:
Home Office by TATUM BROWN CUSTOM HOMES
Home Office by Melinda Mandell
Home Office by Amy Cuker, MBA, LEED AP
Photo credit: Peter A. Sellar
Tangerine is happily at home in kids’ spaces; it’s gender-neutral, fun, and bright:
Kids’ Room by ALVAREZ-DIAZ & VILLALON
Nursery by New Arrivals, Inc.
Kids’ Room by GMD Design Group
Use caution with tangerine in the bedroom – keep it toned down with just a splash (or a more muted shade) to get you going in the morning without promoting wakefulness at the wrong times:
Bedroom by K&R Interiors
Bedroom by Thibaut
Then head to the bathroom for a wake-up call:
Batrhoom by Found Associates
Italbrass TanteAnte Vanity
WS Bath Collection BMOOD Collection

Try tangerine in larger doses on the exterior or your home or in outdoor spaces:

Patio by James Cleary Architecture
Landscape by Lee Ann Marienthal Gardens
Exterior by Jesse Im/bugonmyleaf

What do you think of this month’s Color? Tell us: love it or hate it?

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