Pantone Color of the Year 2012

Do you know what Pantone is? No, it’s not a well-known shampoo. Pantone is the a leading authority on color and inspires fashion, home design, make up and graphic art trends. But we all know that what all I really care about is how Pantone impacts home design. This year, Pantone chose Tangering Tango as the color of the year, and this is why:
“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 Color 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.”
I’m really digging this color, as you may remember my recent admission of a design crush, and think it is a super fun way to brighten up your homes. Let’s take a look, shall we?

I love that coral artwork, and look! It’s paired with blue. :)

Source: via Jessica on Pinterest

Such a cute headboard!

How about a statement furniture piece?

I’m not a huge fan of this room, but I do like the pops of orange on the pillows and the chair. That chair has gorgeous lines. Just sayin’ .


There is so much to adore in this room, but did you notice the base of that lamp? Oh, it’s just too much!
Another fun idea is to use tangerine tango in your party decor. It would work so beautifully in Spring, Summer and Fall!
Source: via Jessica on Pinterest
Using this fabric on pillows would be fabulous!
Source: via Jessica on Pinterest
I can’t get enough of this print, and might just have to incorporate somehow into my life. Not only is it cute, but isn’t it so true??!
So, are you ready to Tango?



  1. says

    Love the inspiration! I used to have an orange chair that just loved when I was single (we still have it but the dog sat on it too much and it’s rather dingy). I feel inspired to consider how we can bring some tangerine into our home again!

  2. says

    These rooms are delicious! I’ve been trying to talk the hub into the light blue/tangerine combo as a re-do for our bedroom. He’s been lukewarm at best. When he saw the tangerine against the soft gray, he immediately bit! Love the “creative minds…” print, I HAVE to get that one. You girls are so creative and I LOVE you on the Nate Show!

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