Time to Have a Crush on Orange? “Tangerine Tango” is Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year

pantonetangerinetangoLike the dance it is named for, Pantone’s 2012 Color of the YearTangerine Tango – is seductive, energetic and dramatic. A lively reddish orange that winks at traditional autumnal hues, Tangerine Tango invites us to dance into the new year with boldness and optimism.

“Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman in a statement announcing the pick. “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.” Pantone LLC is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.

How do you use orange in your home? With such a vivid color, just one wall in a kitchen, entryway or hallway adds a sophisticated design statement to your living environment. If you’re inspired by Tangerine Tango and looking for ways to express ideas in your home, our professional design team can help!