Tangerine Tango (gotta love that name!) is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2012!! And you thought last years Honeysuckle was intense…ha! Just saying the name Tangerine Tango puts me in a good mood. Here’s what Pantone has to say about the color:
“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it. 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.” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.
Couldn’t have said it better myself! How do we transfer that “radiant shading” to a paint color we can actually use? So glad you asked! Below I’ve selected similar paint colors from some of the leading, and readily available, paint manufacturers in the Twin Cities.
Now, let’s examine how some of the local Twin Cities interiors designers have used a similar Tangerine Tango color in their environments whether it be used as a small punch of energy, a complete permeation of the hue, or something in between.
Check it out!
As a jolt of energy by saturating the periphery of the room with intense color, and keeping the majority of the furnishes more subdued in this whimsical room by Sandra Mangel of Sandra Mangel Interior Design.
Benjamin Moore – available at Hirshfields stores
Sherwin Williams – available at Sherwin-Williams stores
Behr – available at Home Depot
So, what do you think? Ready to find a corner or a whole room that needs a bit of energy and personality? I hope so, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!!
~~~ Susan ~~~