Tangerine Tango

Im sure you have all heard by now that the 2012 Pantone Color is Tangerine Tango.

I’ve seen this color in fashion recently and even tired to incorporate it into my wardrobe, but its looks awful on me.  My sister has this exact dress from J. Crew and it looks adorable on her- me, not so much!

Source: jcrew.com via Amanda on Pinterest

So I’m wondering how many will infuse this color into their homes?  It is a bright and “in your face” kinda color, but I think if its used sparingly it can really make a statement.  So I created this inspiration board with some “pops” of Tangerine. I’ll admit many of these elements lean more towards the orange-y side-it was hard finding accessories that were the perfect “red-orange”.  I think pairing it with chocolate brown and warm gold accents make it feel chic and sophisticated. 

So how about you?  Are you going to do the Tangerine Tango this year?  I think the only place I’ll be wearing it is in my nail polish. 


6 thoughts on “Tangerine Tango”

  1. Jeannie says:

    I would love to steer my living room in that direction. I have a brown couch so I can envision it but my current rug would clash. I kick myself everyday for getting this striped jute rug. I wish it was more neutral!


  2. I love the touches of it in your mood board. I used a similar color in my son’s room, it’s the accent color for the stripe and some decor.

  3. Jamie says:

    cute inspiration board! i’d love a handbag in tangerine. but that’s about it.

  4. Rachellabelle Interiors says:

    Agreed! I will definitely wear it on my toes, or maybe as a necklace. Great colour, but too overwhelming for me.

  5. 'LUSH' says:

    While I absolutely love the Tangerine Tango, I may only use it as an accessory for self or home.

  6. Staci says:

    I have a coat I decided to wear last night that I have had for a couple years in tangerine and the color does nothing for me!
    I love the board you created, I think it’s the perfect balance. I like the idea of the color used in pillows so that if you get tired of it, it would be easy to switch out.

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