"Tangerine Tango" is Pantone's Color of the Year. It just so happens to be my favorite color, so I am a happy advocate. Orange is arguably the loudest color on the spectrum. Decorating with it makes a statement that you aren't afraid to take risks. I believe the point of design is to take risks, as I strive to nudge people out of their comfort zones. But I can only nudge so much. If your aesthetic is on the drab side, take a healthy dose of orange. Two quick ways to embrace it are with rugs and lamps.
Rx: Splash some orange onto your floor. It sounds frightening, but it can be stunning.
I love grand lamps. This one from CB2 is awesome, but I would not recommend it for a small room. It would be best suited in a large, loft- sized room, over a nice club chair.
Next up: Orange furniture and appliances for all you design commitment-phobes out there...