Pantone Colour of the Year 2012: Tangerine Tango 17-1463

Pantone – Tangerine Tango – 17-1463

With the end of the year fast approaching, on Thursday PANTONE announced their  colour of the year for 2012. Their choice is Tangerine Tango (17-1463) which according to their press release, is ‘a vivacious, enticing hue’ that will ‘provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward’. As with their Colour of the Year choices of Mimosa (a yellow) in 2009, Turquoise in 2010, and Honeysuckle (pink) in 2011, we can expect to start seeing a lot of orange in fashion and interior design in the new year.

If you’d like to inject some of that vivaciousness into your world right away, here are a few items you might consider:


Clockwise from top left: Le Creuset French oven in Flame, Small rectangular Lacquer Tray from West Elm, Boca Persimmon Table Lamp by Crate&Barrel, Design*Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney from Chapters, Small Diamond Bowl in Felt from Branch, Mod Dot Place Setting by Jonathan Adler, Clambake nail polish by Essie, American Modern Pitcher by Russel Wright, Bazaar Hand Towel Set by Thomas Paul

So, what do you think? Will you be adding any Tangerine Tango to your surroundings this year?


  1. Jo says

    I’m not a huge fan of orange. But… I have to say that the dish towels and pitcher are fun and energetic. I could see myself owning them both. But I’d probably pick another color first! :-)

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