Nursery Spotlight: Tangerine Tango

We've been seeing Tangerine Tango, Pantone's Color of 2012 everywhere lately. The key to using the bright, energetic hue in nursery decor is to balance it with a cooler color (like teal, turquoise or brown) or with neutral elements. Here are some ideas for incorporating the on-trend color into your little one's nursery. Tell us what you think! Do you like the color tangerine for a nursery?
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Updated January 30, 2017
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Teal and tangerine

How pretty is this beach-themed nursery from Project Nursery? To channel this look, mix tangerine with light teal and include beachy elements, like seashells and sea glass.

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Tangerine accents

To add color without going overboard, this nursery (spotted on Design Sponge) uses neutral furniture with pops of tangerine in the crib bedding and picture frames. We love the idea of using one larger frame with baby’s initial.

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Get a tangerine glow

Are you a fan of the woodland creature theme? Add a pop of color with this fox nightlight.

(Tangerine Fused Glass Nightlight, $42 on Etsy)

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Go bold

The simple, white furniture in this surf-themed room from Nursery Notations tones down the bright walls and floor.

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A fun bookshelf

Check out more photos from this nursery on Baby Lifestyle — we love the tangerine, chocolate and teal color scheme.

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Tangerine mirror

If you’re a tangerine fan but aren’t ready to use the color in your entire nursery, add one fun piece, like this mirror.

(Tangerine Scallop Mirror, $83 on Etsy)

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Splashes of color

Colorful accessories can transform a neutral room. We love this look, especially the tangerine bookshelves and bird wall art with the turquoise vase. To see more photos from this nursery, visit Buy Modern Baby.

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