color story: tangerine + teal

What says “helllooo summer” more than sunny tangerine and refreshing teal??  Tangerine was named Pantone’s 2012 Color of the year, and teal is one of the hottest colors right now.  Pair them together and you get a match made in hue heaven.   Orange and Blue are actually opposites on the color wheel – meaning they naturally compliment each other.  (Whoever said opposites attract was dead on!)    What do you think??


The 2 colors pop in this living room by Tobi Fairley


Love this!







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Great finds for one of this summer’s best color combos:

a) All Decked Out Dress, ModCloth

b) Burak Uyan Tangerine Sandals, Avenue 32

c) Penny Gibbous Moon Bracelet, Posh Locket

d) Tangerine & Teal Jeweled Bib, A Cut Above Boutique

e) Bright Side Clutch, Nine West

f) Moselle Sofa, Bentley Churchill, (available to the trade only – contact me to order)

g) Mrs Godfrey Chair in Tuileries Tangerine, Jonathan Adler

h) Lola Side Table, Urban Outfitters

i) Fabrics: (clockwise from top) –  36140-35 and 73023-19 , both by Duralee,  Sun & Shade Sea Scallop Coral Reef (outdoor fabric) by Waverly

j)  Capri Bottle Lamp, Jonathan Adler

k)  Lattice Rug in Blue, PB Teen

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??