As mentioned in my prior post, the Downton Abbey 'Smoking Room' might be my favorite of all the fabulous interior masterpieces throughout the castle...I love the warm, cozy feel of the orange/coral walls. A slightly deeper reddish-orange hue, Tangerine Tango, Pantone 17-1463 was declared Pantone's 'color of the year' in 2012. Though some may say, "so LAST year!" I have not yet gotten my fill of this cheerful hue...how about this color for inspiration for our family room re-do?
“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”
...well said Leatrice
And, speaking of Pantone, how fabulous are these colorful mugs, inspired by the Pantone color spectrum...
Below inspiration rooms are courtesy of Houzz, Pinterest, Elle Decor, Martha Stewart, and other wildly creative designers/bloggers...I think these orange shades pair beautifully with pops of turquoise, soft blues, greys, navys...
|Downton Abbey Smoking Room|
|Absolutely LOVE the idea of putting orange on the ceiling here...|
|AND here! With stripes to boot, my FAV!!|
|Love all of the elements in this room, from orangecashmere.blogspot...coral grasscloth on walls, beautiful Madeline Weinrib rug, cheetah pillows, Mary McDonald lamps, offset with a cool, grey/blue couch...LOVE!|
|Love, love, love THIS!|
|Love the orange + blue color combo AND bold pairing of graphic patterns!|
|How FANTASTIC are these statement orange lamps!?|
|Once again, orange + blue is one of my fav combos and another of my favorites, STRIPES!|
|Here, coral also pairs nicely with pops of grass green...|
|How sweet and adorable is this nursery!?|
|Very interesting graphic effect provided by incorporating the chocolate brown trim...|
|Mary McDonald signature bold colors and graphic floors...|
|Mary McDonald and her genius strikes again...|
|AND again...how fab is this entry way?|
|SO many things I love in this pic...the bold orange lacquered walls, the pop of green abstract art, blue (velvet?) sofa, Greek key chairs, interesting chevron wood floors...and mismatched lamps...love it ALL!!|