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7 ways to add a splash of citrus style to your life

Thank Pantone, which pronounced tangerine the colour of the year, for popularizing a whole host of deliciously fruity shades this spring, including zippy yellows and tangy greens

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WEST ELM'S TAKE At West Elm, there’s ample opportunity to bring home the latest fashionable hue, including this season’s tangy citrus tones, without making a big-ticket investment. Among my favourites from the American chain right now: a zingy yellow tripod table ($207.59 through www.westelm.com).

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FRESH AT JOE FRESH Looking to create a stir on casual Friday at the office? Try sashaying in wearing a pair of bright green pants (these slim green men’s jeans are $39 through www.joefresh.com).

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FLOORED BY MARMOLEUM Available in a range of ready-to-install “click” tiles, Forbo Marmoleum (shown here in Pineapple and Lime, www.forboflooringna.com) is an updated take on old-school linoleum. Produced in Europe and easy to apply, the tiles can be mixed and matched to create stripes and other patterns.

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BIG ON BUNGALOW 5 Comprising a solid repertoire of Asian-inspired, mid-20th-century classics, this funky collection (including the chic green Bamboo Lamp at left) can help add both instant elegance and a burst of colour to traditionally styled rooms. Visit www.bungalow5.com for the full range of options.

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INDIGO GOES GREEN (AND YELLOW) From colourful inlaid wood boxes to painted pillows and cozy throws, you’ll find everything you’ll need to accessorize your reading environment, including glass vintage-style vases with pops of colour at their bases ($19.50 each through www.chapters.indigo.ca).

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THOROUGHLY MODERN AT DWR If you think that a lemon-and-lime palette is a passing fancy, think again: Even Design Within Reach isn’t immune to citrus, offering high-design favourites in fresh fruity shades. Cases in point: the many vibrant incarnations of everything from Hans Wegner’s modernist Wishbone Chair (left).

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