Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tangerine Tango

            The 2012 Pantone Color of the Year is Tangerine Tango. A spirited reddish orange, this color provides the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “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.”


            That’s great and all, but what does the Color of the Year have to do with me? Or better yet, how can I incorporate it into my life? There are many ways you can add this fun color to your home and life. Paint your front door. This is a low cost way to change the look of your home. Add this color to your kitchen with new towels, mixing bowls or vases. Add some throw pillows to your couch. Swap out your table runner for one in this bold color. Little black dress with a pop of Tangerine Tango shoes? Yes! Perfect color for summertime nail polish. A cute clutch can really add pizazz to any outfit. Paint one wall in your home. Maybe the powder room? Add two lamps to your bedroom or living room in this great color.


            There are many simple ways to incorporate this color into your life and home. Take the plunge and try something new. I bet you will be glad you did. I would love to see what you come up with and where you decide to add this color, so please send me a picture!

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