PANTONE Colour of the Year 2012 – Tangerine Tango

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Colour specialists Pantone have named the vibrant shade of ‘Tangerine Tango’ the colour to watch out for this year. So it’s goodbye from last year’s ‘Honeysuckle’, and a warm hello to this year’s ‘Tangerine Tango’.

Described as “a spirited reddish orange” Tangerine Tango is set to manifest itself strongly in fashion, interior design and home interiors.

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive. Reminiscent of the radiant shading 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,” according to a Pantone executive.

The vibrant shade has already appeared in catwalks for the spring/summer 2012 collections with designers such as Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Diane von Furstenberg and Hermes all featuring the colour in their work and the vibrant orange is set to continue to grow in popularity.

Pillows, bedspreads and tabletop accessories in this high-impact hue add spice to any room. Or incorporate Tangerine Tango appliances and personal electronics for an unexpected pop of colour. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Tangerine Tango for a dynamic burst of energy in the kitchen, entryway or hallway.

So what has inspired the trend and love of orange this year? All’s we know is that it’s set to be this years in colour and we love it!

So what do you think of 2012’s Colour of the Year?