Pantone Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

Tangerine Tango

Somehow I missed it, but last month Pantone announced the official Pantone Color of 2012. Oh wait, I did have that whole having a baby thing going on in December. I guess I was just a little preoccupied. But hey, this is still exciting news for me!  I just adore how Pantone announces its yearly shade and instantly you can find it in fun POCs from the runway to home decor (that’s “pops of color” for those who haven’t been sitting around during late night feedings watching, It’s a Brad Brad World. Jake’s a massive fan.  Naturally.).

I’m especially excited about this years hue, Tangerine Tango.  It’s an upbeat reddish shade of orange that brings a touch of warmth to whatever lovely object it’s bestowed upon.  A deep orange is just the touch to bring me cheer in the winter months.  Not to mention I already have a few bright orange POCs going on in my house already.  This just means that I should be able to score even more fun finds in this shade as the year continues.  Score!

What do you think of Tangerine Tango?  Was Pantone totally off or did they nail it with this pick?

Images from left to right:
1. The glossy tangerine ceiling makes a statement in this NYC apartment.
2. Urban Outfitters rug
3. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams table lamp
4. C. Wonder pillow
5. Anthropologie apron
6. Jonathan Adler duvet
7. Orange leather pouf
8. A beach house uses several shades of tangerine for warm chic feeling.



  1. says

    I like the color. It makes our life brighter this year. And it would be fun to hunt for this color most especially something to wear. I like to paint our living room with this color. Of course it would be the lightest tone I hope hubby will agree ^_^ Thanks for the visit I do appreciate it!

    Kim, USA


  2. says

    I really started liking orange last year after not liking it for many years. I’m not sure if I can commit to decor, but I’m definitely going for tangerine lips this spring!


    The BonBon Rose Girls Reply:

    Bobbi Brown came out with a fun shade!


  3. says

    Oh, I LOVE this color. Many years ago I was fortunate enough to work for an atheltic apparel company and sourced fabrics and trims. One of my favorite things was helping my boss choose colors each season and scouring the pages of the pantone chip books.


  4. says

    LOVE tangerine. My kitchen is painted tangerine and aqua. It is very fun to walk into each morning. That pouf is fun, too. I can’t wait until I start seeing this color on clothing, because I am a big fan of oranges.



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