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Tangerine Tango: Pantone’s Color of the Year.

One of the aspects of interior design that I am particularly drawn to is the use of color in interiors. I am usually drawn to bold and exciting colors; mostly teals and vibrant oranges. Which is why I was excited to discover Pantone’s 2012 color of the year is Tangerine Tango.

Pantone Inc. is a corporation best known for their Pantone Matching System. The Pantone Color Matching System is largely a standardized color reproduction system. By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another. They are also well-known for taking current events and trends in different decades to help set standards for “popular colors”.

Pantone’s 2012  color, Tangerine Tango, was chosen for its spirited reddish-orange hue; which offers “the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward”

“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 … it’s sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive. Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it”– Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.


Check out my Pinterest page for more Tangerine Tango!!

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