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It may have been a full year since Pantone proclaimed the bright and bold Tangerine Tango as its color of the year, but orange is still as hot as ever, on display in high-end showrooms and appearing in everything from lamps to lacquered casegoods and large upholstered pieces.

 

Interior designer Megan Hudacky of Denver-based cky design is a big fan of Benjamin Moore’s Tangelo (pictured below), a lighter version of the powerful hue. “Citrusy orange is a vibrant color that won’t overwhelm a space,” says the designer, who likes the color for its flexibility and daring. “It’s not intimidated by other pops of color, such as green.”

 

 

 

 

Juice up your rooms

Introducing a bold color, such as Benjamin Moore’s Tangelo (pictured right), to your space can be intimidating. Let Hudacky’s tips boost your confidence:

Start small. Introduce citrus to a room through accessories: pillows, floral arrangements, sculpture and artwork.

Make a statement. Large pieces of orange furniture, such as the Gus Modern sofa in Laurentian Citrine (pictured below), promise to add drama. Feeling especially sassy? Consider a juicy, high-gloss coat of orange for your front door.

Go big. Dive in head first and paint a wall—or an entire room—orange. Walls that frame a doorway, a fireplace or cabinetry wear the color well, says Hudacky, who especially loves to use orange on a large wall that gets layered with artwork.

 

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