Tangerine Tango is Pantone 2012 Color of the Year

pantone-tangerine-tango-roomFollowing Honeysuckle in 2011 (pinker) and Turquoise in 2010 (turquoiser?) Pantone has selected Tangerine Tango as the 2012 color of the year.  You’re going to be seeing a lot of Tangerine this spring and summer in fashions.

From Pantone’s site:

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

But How Will by Design Use Tangerine in Interior Design?


With humor & a sense of fun.

To add punch and a dynamic quality to a room.

It does seem unlikely that we’ll see many tangerine sectionals and hopefully no tangerine wall-to-wall carpets. But, this is a perfect accent color. A chair or other accent piece of furniture will work well.  A lamp, botanical blooms and definitely wall art would be great.  And glass accessories in this tangerine will be terrific.

It will probably take a bit of searching to bring this bold new color into your room. But the freshness and fun it will bring will almost certainly be worth it.

Click link to see some images from a Tangerine Tango search.

Pantone’s web post on Tangerine Tango

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