Touch of Tangerine-Pantone’s Color for 2012

Touch of Tangerine-Pantone’s Color for 2012

Every year Pantone selects a color for the year. This year it is Tangerine Tango.

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it. 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.” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

A mix of yellow and red, tangerine is a happy and joy filled color as I stated when I blogged about orange last year. Definitely a stimulating color I like it best as a pop accent in a room or in your wardrobe. It is a color that stands out and one you can’t miss!

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While not what I would have expected or selected for the year, it never the less is a color I love and use often in homes I help design. Here is a look at some of the ways you can use this bright and happy color:

  • on an upholstered accent piece
  • as a pillow or drape
  • in your accessories such as a throw, vase, lamp or bowl

    image via luxe and lilies

  • as an accent color on one wall, a small room or as part of a painted piece of furniture
  • in your electronics or appliance choices
  • tangerines as food are always good

    Tangerine Creme Brûlée tartletts, via Tartlette-click on the image for the link to the recipe!

  • in your wardrobe

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  • in your art
  • and on one of my favorite designer gift box : )

    image via Hermès

Tangerine will energize your interior space, and add spice to any room. And, when mixed with cool opposites such as turquoise, teal or purple it makes a definite statement. Check out the video below for more examples of how to use tangerine in your home…and stop by next week to see what color I am personally choosing as my color of the year!

Wishing you a tangy and citrusy flavored New Year! Tangerine tango is a Little Bit of Beauty for sure™




  1. I have a “THING” for the tangerine, Irene! LOVE the Hermes boxes!

  2. PillowThrowDecor 10 years ago

    Last year’s honeysuckle was a challenge to work with sometimes… tangerine opens all kinds of new adventures in home decor!!! Yesssss…. tangerine pillows coming up. Amazing dress too! Happy New year! Cheers Christine


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