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pantone 2012 color of the year tangerine tango design blog hgtv design happensIt’s that time of year again. Pantone just released their Color of the Year for 2012: Tangerine Tango.

This vivacious, reddish orange hue was chosen for its radiating passion and natural warmth – two characteristics that occur when you marry red and yellow. In the coming year, we can expect Tangerine Tango “to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.” This bold color evokes a feeling of heat, drama and exoticism, while still coming across as comfortable and friendly. During the cold and dreary months of December, I was wondering if I would see this color in stores, on the runways or in interiors, but I’ve seen it EVERYWHERE.

Tangerine Tango looks stunning in every room setting (as an accent color or splashed on the walls), on every skin tone and on just about every product and accessory you can think of. I’m crazy for this bold beauty, can’t you tell? It looks like I need to alter my Christmas wish list…

We’re Gaga Over Pantone’s Spring 2012 Color Report

Designer Shelly Riehl David shows how much of an impact Tangerine Tango can make in this small sitting area. Aqua walls help create a balance of cool and warm components next to the chair, while additional hints of tangerine on the wall prints help tie the entire look together.

Shelly Riehl David Pantone Tangerine Tango 2012 Color of the Year Design Blog HGTV Design HappensShelly Riehl David

The best way to spice up an all-white space is to add Moroccan leather poufs in tangerine, of course. Pulled from the rug’s intricate pattern, the tangerine pieces provide just the right amount of vigor. (Don’t you just love that pouf?)

pantone 2012 color of the year tangerine tango spring 2012 color trends design blog hgtv design happensSerenity in Design

Or you can be completely daring and take it to the walls:

pantone 2012 color of the year tangerine tango spring 2012 color trends bedroom design blog hgtv design happensSage Atelier

Designer Jaymes Richardson suggests using your favorite color (Tangerine Tango, maybe?) for key pieces to make the color feel more special. Plus, the room will instantly feel more vibrant and energetic with the integration of a bold, new hue.

pantone 2012 color of the year tangerine tango spring 2012 color trends design blog hgtv design happensJaymes Richardson

Not only has tangerine been popping into interiors, but it’s been lighting up the runways, too. Fashion designers from Tommy Hilfiger to Elie Tahari are incorporating this striking color into their spring collections.

pantone 2012 color of the year tangerine tango spring 2012 fashion report spring 2012 color trends fashion runway design derek lam christian seriano hgtv design happensDerek Lam :: Christian Siriano :: Derek Lam

And what did I tell you? It looks beautiful on everything, doesn’t it? Pillows, sunglasses and even kitchen utensils are coming out in this shade of orange.

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I prefer this color used as statement pieces when its magnetic energy and warmth can really shine.

What’s your take on Tangerine Tango? Would you add some of this luscious hue to your home? Tell us in the comments!

46 Responses

  1. Marti says:

    I'm 76 years old. Would you believe that orange was the color I used for accent in my new home in 1960? I had walnut furniture, white walls and orange side chairs, pillows, drapes, a vase, etc. What goes around – comes around – - – fifty plus years later!

  2. Helen says:

    I'm crazy about this color! Looks like one of the vibrant hues used on the beautiful CSI sets.

  3. Mee says:

    A little works. Too much is too bright for my home and for my skin. Cannot see myself wearing this in any way, shape or form. All you see is the clothing on the models. The person is totally lost in the blinding color.

  4. eleanor says:

    i looove this color. will paint my dining room with it. the dark furniture against the colorful wall will be stunning.

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