Pantone named its PANTONE® 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a vivacious, enticing hue, as the color of the year for 2012.
Over the past several years, orange has grown in popularity and acceptance among designers and consumers alike, and Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, provides the energy boost we all need to recharge and move forward.
A provocative attention-getter, energize your interior spaces with Tangerine Tango patterned home accessories such as pillows, bedspreads and tabletop accessories in this high-impact hue. Tangerine Tango appliances and personal electronics also add an unexpected pop of color. Paint a wall in Tangerine Tango for a cost-effective and dynamic burst of energy.
The color of the year selection is a very thoughtful process. To arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.
According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, “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.”
So be bold and add a Tangerine Tango (or any other shade of orange) accent to your home today! For an even more dynamic contrast, try pairing it with Aquamarine (PANTONE 14-4313X), another trendy color this year, as they are total opposites on the color wheel and will enhance each other when paired together.
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