I know I'm a little late getting on the subject of Pantone's color of the year... Tangerine Tango. I've known what I have wanted to do with new 2012 Spring Colors and my blog for some time but I was out of town for all of January with limited Photoshop access. My goal is to spend one week on each of the colors. I will introduce the color and how I think it will trend. Then I will introduce new products, such as wedding announcement packages, graduation announcements, birth announcements, etc. that are inspired by these colors.
So how about some Tangerine Tango? Yes Please! Orange is one of those colors you either hate it or love it. I have loved it for many, many years and think that it is a fabulous color. So how will Tangerine Tango be used?
For the most part I expect that we will see this color mostly in accessories. Right now I think we will continue to see clean white interiors spiced up with pops of color. It can be retro, modern, whimsical, etc. Myself, I wouldn't just go painting any Tangerine Tango walls but that's not to say it can't be done and done tastefully. I just don't predict that it will trend that way. An orange chevron rug would be fabulous in a living or dining area and in preparing for this post I found so many great accent pieces like the lamp shown above from IKEA. Some will still be shy of using this color in their interiors but as more products come out I see it becoming more popular. With that being said, I don't think Tangerine Tango will be a timeless color. It will continue to go in and out of style as the years go on.
This is where I think we will really see Tangerine Tango take off. I got onto Anthropologie's website to look for some photos to show and didn't have to look far. Orange is showing up everywhere. It's prefect for a fun spring and summer look and transitions right into fall... thus the reason it makes for a great color of the year. It will look great in family photos as it contrasts so well with many backdrops found in the great outdoors. Some people don't feel comfortable in an orange shirt or dress. No problem you can still ride the Tangerine Tango train through your accessories. Grey is still HUGE right now. Pair a grey top with an orange handbag and shoes and you have the perfect outfit to feel comfortable and trendy in. With that being said, I think we are going to see many fashionistas making bold choices in how they will incorporate this color. We will see more orange make-up looks, orange nails, and many many statement pieces. Tangerine Tango is a very fiery color.
What do you think. Love it? Hate it? How would/will you use this color throughout the year?
Be looking later this week for a Tangerine Tango Wedding Package which will include coordinating announcements, save the dates, and thank-you cards.