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Thanks, Candi

Color trends are always interesting to note, even though most of us don’t run out and buy a new wardrobe or redecorate our home every year. Well, maybe some of my readers do, but the majority are probably like me...read about it and decide which colors might work for my home and lifestyle.

So, here is the color news for 2012, as published by Pantone, a world renowned authority on color.

Color of the Year 2012 is Tangerine Tango. Here is a (tiny) glimpse of this refreshing colorful shade of orange:

It would be a simple matter to incorporate this color into your wardrobe, but a different matter when considering home decorating and design.

So how do you incorporate this cheerful shade into your home decorating? For most, it’s probably best to think of this color as an accent rather than as a primary color in your palette.

  • An accent wall in a room

  • A side chair or pair of small chairs. Could be a solid color depending upon the size of the room and decorating style used, or as one color in a patterned fabric.

  • An area rug, as a solid color if a smaller rug or in a small space, or as one color in a patterned rug for a larger space

  • Window treatments, such as side panels or a valance. Again, depending on your style of decor and size of room, could be a solid color or one color of a patterned fabric.

  • A fabric headboard in the bedroom; and you could incorporate the same fabric into a roman shade style window treatment (or other type of valance)

  • Throw pillows on the sofa, bed, chaise, etc.

  • A lamp base , as one color in a pattern

  • Artwork would be a great place to incorporate this color

  • Accessories such as towels in the bath, place mats/canisters/serving bowls in the kitchen, an alarm clock in the bedroom (if your ‘decorating style’ can handle it!)

Those are just a few suggestions. Read all about Color Trends 2012.

Do you know what your Interior Decorating Style is?

Why does it matter?

Well, if you are aware of your preferences in home decorating and design, it will be helpful when choosing a color palette and selecting furniture, flooring, light fixtures, window treatments, accessories, etc.

Want to learn more? Take this simple quiz and you’ll know where you fit into the home decorating styles scheme of design.

And, you’ll find lots of helpful information, photos, tips and advice for every style that is described.

Have fun!

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