You may have noticed, I’m a HUGE fan of the cool side of the colour wheel – like blues, greens and whites.
This tends to be the box I’m most comfortable in. I say “box”, but what I really mean is rut. I want to branch out, I swear I do, but my love for cool tones holds me back. Blues and greens are my safe ‘go to’ colours. I rarely move right or left. Well, except for a touch of red here and there. I love red…in small doses.
If you’d asked me a few months ago what my least favorite colour was, I probably would have said orange, in any shade. Perhaps it was all that “80s peach” carpet that we ripped up with our own hands when we purchased our first home ;-). And orange is a colour that, rightly or wrongly, I associate more with retro, minimalist decor rather than the contemporary cottage style I love.
So I’ve surprised myself with my new colour crush: tangerine!
I’ve been struck by how much tangerine I’ve noticed – and liked! – while making the rounds at my favorite home decor sites recently. It’s a colour that makes me instantly happy.
The thing I like best about tangerine is how well it pairs with my all-time fave, robin’s egg blue.
I never would have thought about using these two colours together, but they really are a stunning combo. It makes perfect theoretical sense: after all, they are complementary colours on the colour wheel. And, it never fails to amaze me how many colours look fabulous with the turquoise family.
I’m not sure if I’ll be brave enough to paint a wall in tangerine, but I definitely think I’ll be on the hunt for tangerine accessories in the near future. It seems like a perfect injection of colour for summer!
So what about you? Do you like tangerine? Could you use it in your house?
Here’s some eye candy for you to peruse while you think about it!
I’m betting your answer is now yes! 😉
(Any available original source info about these photos can be found at Houzz by clicking on each picture)
Until next time, happy decorating,