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Six of the Best: Orange accents

Start 2012 entirely on-trend by injecting some of Pantone's colour of the year, Tangerine Tango, into your home.

Spools candle holders. Courtesy of BoConcept
Spools candle holders. Courtesy of BoConcept

With its warm, energising tones, Tangerine Tango is the perfect antidote to a drab interior.

1&2. On pointe

This smart, striking floor lamp by the Danish company BoConcept has all the hallmarks of mid-century Scandinavian design, with a sleek, unobtrusive form that keeps it minimal - except, of course, for the colour. Maintain the look with this occasional table. Table reduced to Dh497, lamp reduced to Dh1,347.50, BoConcept, Dubai and Abu Dhabi

3. Spotlight

We love these quirky candleholders from BoConcept, which look like oversized spools of orange thread. They come in different shapes and sizes, so group two or three together for an uplifting, eye-catching feature. Dh109, BoConcept

4. Opening act

With a colour this bold, it's best to start small and build from there. Introduce orange accents gradually to make sure that you don't overdo it. The Mondo cushion by Kas Australia is a great place to start, and because of the Dubai Shopping Festival it is currently on offer for a mere Dh49. Kas Australia, Dubai

5. In step

Ligne Roset's Mobidec footstool was designed by Pierre Charpin and takes inspiration from the world of horses. The seat is shaped like a pommel horse or saddle, and set on a metal base that is reminiscent of stirrups. A fabric strap runs along the length of the seat ensuring that the piece can be lifted and moved with ease. Dh2,600, Ligne Roset and Aati, Dubai

6. The twist

There's a playfulness to Toy that is entirely in keeping with its bright orange colouring. The piece can serve as a table, or it can be flipped over to double as a magazine rack. Toy is made from polyethylene, so it's easy to clean and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Dh585, www.filini.com

For more tips on six elements to change up your home routine, check out Six of the Best.