Bearing the same name as the fruit that this punchy color derives its name from, tangerine is a bold, saturated orange hue that aptly describes the exterior of the delicious fruit.
Formed when mixing red and yellow in appropriate proportions, tangerine is a unique shade of orange that is associated with positivity and good energy. Given its inspiration from the juicy fruit of the same name, tangerine is said to boost the appetite and inspire good health and wellness in an individual when surrounded by the vibrant hue.
In your kitchen, tangerine can energize the space and provide a punchy focal point that radiates positivity and inspiration. Tangerine’s warm and infectious color will brighten your kitchen whether rain or shine, displaying a color associated with positive energy in your home year-round. It’s even said that the positivity that the color tangerine brings in helps to lighten the mood of the people around. Happy kitchen, happy home, happy people.
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The color tangerine is a bright and unique shade of orange, although it will pair well with a variety of neutral shades and corresponding colors. Tangerine pairs extraordinarily well with light shades, like white, ivory, cream, or light gray. Neutral shades that are light and airy provide a bright contrast to punchy colors like tangerine, uplifting them and creating a balance that is aesthetically pleasing and classically paired. Darker shades, like dark gray or beige, can downplay tangerine’s bright nature and create a balanced contrast of bright and moodier color tones.
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If looking for unconventional shades to pair with tangerine, cool shades like turquoise blue, aqua blue, or sea green create a refreshing contrast to tangerines bright nature, cooling you off like a dip in the ocean on a hot summers day. Avocado or olive green can also create a welcomed contrast with tangerine, providing that the shade of green has just enough brown in it to create an earthy, yet satisfying contrast.
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Tangerine pairs well with a few well-coordinated shades from the same, warm-toned color scheme. Warm shades like peach, mauve, or rose-pink also match well with tangerine’s bright personality, as do punchy shades of red that have yellow or orange leaning background tones. Avoid cool-toned reds or greens, as tangerine is best brought to life when carefully balanced with coordinating colors that share its unique balance on the color spectrum.
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