Friday, December 9, 2011

2012 Pantone Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango


Ashlee Raubach

Is it orange? Is it red? I don't know, but I LOVE it! Yesterday it was announced that Pantone's 2012 Color of the Year would be Tangerine Tango. This is actually one of my favorite colors (aside from turquoise, the 2010 Color of the Year, we all know that's number one!) I normally don't use it in my home, but a lot of my favorite clothes, accessories, and often times my nails feature this punchy shade. And how can you not love it paired with turquoise?? It gives off such great energy! That's actually why Pantone chose it...they said it provides the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward. Sounds about right to me! What do you guys think? Do you approve?

Have a happy weekend everyone!! :)



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41 comments:

LeAnn said...

For once I'm ahead of the curve...lol! I painted one of my walls in my dining room/living room orange and it goes great with all of my aqua. I love orange!!

Liz K Zook said...

Orange and blue are my favorite colors. They just look so fabulously together. Great post!

Alison said...

That's so funny, I'm in the process of buying a house with that color painted in the kitchen and livingroom. I love the color, but prefer it in little bursts. Like a feature wall or pillows. I do love it with Turquoise too, such a pretty combo!

Addy said...

Nice color combination. Its design is very appealing, fresh, chic and fascinating! Great post, check out also 3D Rendering

Amanda said...

Erin- what great pics showcasing this color!! I fist fell in love with this color when JCrew brought it out early this fall in their sweaters, cardigans and silk tops! unfortunately the color looks awful on me- but it wont stop me from dressing my house in it! :-)

Anonymous said...

I am sooo impressed that you were able to pull together such a comprehensive post in such a short period of time. Bravo Blogger!

allumer * decor said...

Such a chic compliment to Turquoise! I really like this color as a accent... it has such a great pop.

Musette said...

I've lived with this combo - my mother did her living room in it, back in 1972 (honest! turquoise shag rug, aqua sofa, tangerine occasional chairs).... it was beautiful but VERY strong - what tied it all together and kept it from going ka-blooey was the Asian-inspired fabric, similar to the current Schumacher. I think I'm more partial to the tangerine when it's an accent color in a busier turquoise pattern.

Kathy said...

Erin you are a master at what you do...thanks for giving us all such fabulous eye candy this year....look forward to another year of total pleasure with each of your posts....don't know what I'd do with my daily "fix" Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

That color is gorgeous...especially paired with turquoise!

Happy friday!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Orange is my favorite color to use as a pop is a plain room. It's a color that is fun and yet classic! Great post!

kcinteriors said...

Approve 110%. Like you, it's a favorite of mine and I do use it in decor. Just looking at that little swatch makes me happy. And, in fact, I wore a theory dress last night in just that color to a holiday party. So fun!

mustang said...

Turquoise and orange - my favorite color combination. It is so vibrant and energetic. You did a beautiful job of pulling together all these photos for us Erin. Since I've had to give up coffee, I really do start my day with you.
Cheers!

carol irvin said...

everything but the orange wall, ceiling and beams. day in and day out, it would be too much orange for me. everything else is fine.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I've been into Tangerine/Orange a long time. I'm glad it's getting the attention it deserves. I love these photos that are inspiring me to use more turquoise.

Donald's Garden said...

TangoTurq - Perfect Marriage!

Leslie said...

I love the orange with the turquoise. What great images!

Fashion-isha said...

Oh wow! I always love the tangerine and turquoise combo!! Awesome and so visually appealling!

Have a great weekend!

xo
Sharon

Hope you stop by and check out my Friday post!

hotmama2u said...

I have a question. Is Pantone brand Paint similar to Chalk paint? I want to paint a corner hutch, but am dreading prepping it. I saw that Pantone states their paints are self priming and self sealing. ????

Renee! said...

Excellent! And it goes so well with our beloved Turquoise!!!!

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

I live the bright colors that have been Color of the Year for the past three years. I'll be so sad when things take a shift to more muted tones.

Kate P. said...

I'm ahead of the game yay!!! I have these both in my living room. Actually this has ALWAYS been my favourite Colour combination....thanks Pantone!

Something Gorgeous said...

Loved that fireplace and those bottles!!!

minerva @ real estate park city said...

I love tangerine! :D And any furniture with this color will suit a beige or a white wall. :D

JWS Interiors said...

This color would look fabulous in a children's playroom! love!

HRH The Duchess of State said...

Loved the blue & white stripped walls with the elephant console table.. just FAB dahhling!

Erin said...

Love this roundup Erin! Thanks for sharing some beautiful and of the moment interiors. I have linked back to you on my blog at www.thesimplyfabulous.blogspot.com. Come on by!

Annaliese said...

ohmygosh!!! i LOVE tangerine with turquoise...people thought i was nuts when i started incorporating it in with the blues/whites/greens in my house, but it makes me feel happy. thanks for sharing...your blog rocks my turquoise loving world! :) happy holidays!

Anonymous said...

It is the burnt orange of the University of Texas. It has always looked great with blue.

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Susan@besusan.com said...

Great combo! I've been a big fan of orange for years..I did the last Princeton Jr. League Designer House room assignment (bedroom) in Sherwin williams Yam.

I love the combination and every example given. So nice.

I'll definitely consider Tangerine Tango. Nice.

Count me in!

Shelly said...

I don't think I've ever left a comment before, but I am a loyal reader and absolutely love your blog. Turquoise has been my favorite color since high school and I'm just jealous I didn't think of doing a blog like this FIRST! :) I love this house... the turquoise and red/orange are just gorgeous.

Raquel said...

I love the orange with turquoise, I feel like turquoise looks great with almost any color but it's such an interesting color combination

Laura Trevey said...

Love that color combo ~ so fresh!!

dana said...

I love the tangerine color and am excited to see how it will be used in the design world. Enjoyed your post-

Jennifer Davis Interior Design said...

Love the color combo...The Lonny photo of the lacquered orange walls is fantastic.

Cheryl said...

Omigosh, once again I'm ahead of the game. lol I painted that color in my sons room 4 years ago. He wanted orange, we came up with this red/orange combo on the walls, white trim and black and silver accessories. But now he's living on his own and I use the room for guests/grandkids. I've been asked if I was going to 'repaint' since he's moved out. But everytime I go in or pass his room I get a big smile...its such a happy color! The walls are freshly washed and the paint job still looks great. Since I'm a turquoise junkie, I'm thinking...would love to find those pillows are something like them to bring in some turquoise and yellow and replace the black accessories. This is so sharp!

Cheryl said...

Oh, while I agree it looks great as 'pops of color' let me assure you that having a good sized room (12x15) with this color on all 4 walls is not overwhelming and I tend to go for more muted palettes on the walls. I have to say my sons red/orange bedroom is one of my favorite rooms in the house; I even had my office in there for awhile. It may be hard to imagine, but it even looks elegant, not just playroom-like. Maybe sophisticated is a better word. It's fun and fancy!

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Everything Coastal said...

What a beautiful post! I am totally crazy about the mix of turquoise and tangerine - perfect blend of modern beachiness! (is that a word)

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