And the Pantone 2012 Color of the Year is…

Tangerine Tango!

Pantone describes the color on their website as  “a spirited reddish orange” that “continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward”.  Perfect for 2012? I think so.

It’s vivacious and fun, but also bold and modern.  For me, it also has a retro vibe to it.

Yeahhhh, that’s where I’ve seen it before!


Here’s some ways to incorporate this year’s hue into your home and wardrobe:

Even though it’s a bold color, it’s still easy to pull off.  My tip: a little goes a long way!  Use it as an accent pillow or as an accessory to an outfit.


a) Lamp by Jonathan Adler

b) Tobi Wing Chair by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

c) Pillow by Safavieh

d) Tank by Anthropologie

e) Dress by Deja Vu

f) Pumps by Charlotte Russe

g) Candle by Kobo

h) Flats by Anthropologie

i) Mug by Jonathan Adler

j) Oblong Scarf by Target

k) Chain Pillow by Hable Construction


Colors that make up the rest of Pantone’s Spring Color Board are:

My favorites are Margarita, Cockatoo, and Driftwood.  How about you??

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