Embracing Colour In 2012

In just a few days we will ring in 2012. The New Year is traditionally a time for fresh starts and that is especially true for me this year.  Next week I will begin teaching a new class and working on the next stage of my degree. But more importantly, I am moving into a new apartment. Today.

(Photo: Avolli)

While I’m thrilled with the new opportunities in front of me, I am still exhausted from last week’s holiday preparations and celebrations. The last thing I want to be doing is packing and unpacking what seems like an endless number of boxes. The only thing keeping me going at the moment is the growing excitement about decorating my new place, even if I am limited by a student’s budget.

(Photo: Toronto Standard)

Paint is probably the easiest and cheapest way to transform a space and I must admit that I am in love with PANTONE’s 2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango. Not for the faint of heart, this warm, spicy reddish-orange reminds me of exotic Eastern spice markets.

(Photo: Barbara Gilbert Interiors)

I adore this vibrant hue and think it would work well with my dark hardwood floors but I am still not sure that I’m ready to commit a whole room to it.

(Photo: Z Gallerie via Pinterest)

This bedding set would still provide the wow factor and the pattern has the same Moroccan vibe that I get from Tangerine Tango without being too overwhelming.

(Photo: CB2)

I don’t know what I love more about this chair, its colour or its shape. This statement piece would really wake up a neutral room but I think you could work the mod angle and pair it with other strong colours, like an equally intense blue.

(Photo: Musings by FLOR)

While no one would call me timid, I have tended in the past to stick to paler shades. But even if I don’t go all out for Tangerine Tango, I really do want to find some accent pieces, like a lamp or some pillows, to help warm up my cozy attic apartment.

(Photo: Tom Dixon)

What do you think of PANTONE’s pick? Will you be tangoing in 2012 or is this a fashion fail in your books?

(Photo: Marabou Designs)

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