Tangerine Tango as Pantone’s colour of the year 2012

Tangerine Tango as Pantone’s colour of the year 2012

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Around this time every year the colour experts reveal their new colour trends and Pantone have announced their new colour of the year, Tangerine Tango.

Tangerine Tango, a vibrant reddish orange, provides us with that liveliness and bright approach to 2012.

“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 Colour 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.”

If you feel a little scared of being so bold, it is very easy to just add vibrant touches or tangerine with cushions, vases, flowers, or even orange tableware. Like pictured here at our Tuscany Sofa and Armchair Set


Tangerine can work beautifully with aqua, taupe, green and grey. Don’t be afraid to use it boldly if you want some energy in your home, try a lovely tangerine painted wall, or some vibrant curtains.

Colours to look out for and think about applying to your interiors that match the bright Tangerine are: French Roast, Honey Gold, Ultramarine Green, Titanium and Rose Smoke. Have a read of Pantone’s Colour Report for 2012 for more info.