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Pantone’s 2012 color of the year is a rich, spicy, warm and energizing hue: Tangerine Tango.  A shade that looks good on absolutely anything, from walls to furniture to accessories. It can mix with a variety of diverse colors, from bright fuchsia to pastel shades like mint. Tangerine Tango is the hue that’s going to enliven your space in the new year.

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You may have seen this reddish-orange color popping up in your favorite interior design mags and on blogs over the past year. It’s fantastic on linens, patterned accessories and pieces that you want to give a one-of-a-kind look, like this custom headboard.

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Traditionally an autumn color, Tangerine Tango has the ability to last all year long when paired with today’s most popular neutrals like white and gray.

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Tangerine Tango marries red and warm yellow to deliver this delicious orange hue, so try mixing it with shades that complement red and yellow. Tiffany blues and grassy greens would be a great match. You’ll also find that it fits right in with shades of maroon and pink, as well as deep marigold.

The easiest way to energize your interior with this bright color is through accessories. Your favorite stores already have items in this color in stock for the New Year. CB2′s Parlour Tangerine Chair may be all the Tangerine Tango you need in a room. As you can see, it’s a show-stopper in this bright, textured fabric.

At Anthropologie the Fruiteria Base table lamp has a mix of yellow, orange and tangerine. It’s a fun way to bring just a little bit of this citrusy shade home.

And West Elm marries Tangerine Tango and bronze in this beautiful Turned-Leg Nightstand.  The spicy shade transforms the traditional lines of this piece, giving it a modern feel. Use it as a nightstand, or a side table.

See more of my favorite Tangerine Tango accessories on my HGTV Color Crush: Tangerine Tango Pinterest board. And let me know what you think of Pantone’s new color of the year. How are you planning to bring this bright color home?

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25 Responses

  1. waldensouth says:

    If you were to paint the kitchen cabinets this color, would you do all of them, make them two toned, and what would you paint the Walls? My kitchen is so dark and dreary really needs brightening up.

    • Jeanine Hays says:

      I haven't seen photos of your place, but I would paint all of the cabinets the same color for a uniform look. The bright pop of color will shake things up enough. I think the color would look amazing in a gray or creamy white kitchen.

  2. AlexisAnne says:

    I love this color. I think it would look amazing with khaki, black and white. I called it "poppy" but my plan for the slightly redder version of this color would work just as well with a tangerine! http://cleansmartsimple.blogspot.com/2011/02/satu

  3. guest says:

    2 REASONS FOR REINSTALLING CABLE : A) GRANDSON WANTED ! B) I WANTED" HGTV" …..VERY DISSAPOINTED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOTHING ON BUT HOUSE HUNTERS ! By the way ORANGE is my favorite color.I have plenty of orange accessories ( home & wardrobe). I collect tall/regular orange vases, ect..

  4. Chris says:

    Where is Sandra Rinomatto on Property Virgins? Did she want off? I miss her!!!!

  5. Leah says:

    I agree Chris. If someone knows, please let us know. I would also like to know what has happened to Ty Pennington's team members on Extreme Home Makeover Edition Ty is obiously in gear on a new phase in his life. Adventurous! How are the others doing?

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