Right in the midst of the holiday season, Pantone announced its color of the year for 2012: Tangerine Tango.
This vibrant color is bold and bright – not for the weak of heart or bashful decorator!
But there’s really nothing to fear about eye-catching, dramatic colors. The trick is figuring out what works for your style and your home.
“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.”
Dramatic, but true. As we saw at the Milan Furniture Fair last spring, bold pops of color on a canvas of neutrals like grays, whites and beiges can be striking and so pleasing to the eye.
It actually brings a smile to your face when you enter a calm space that has a zing of vibrant color!
Here are some examples from our collection of California Closets photos:
What do you think of Pantone’s color of the year? Can you picture a pop (or more) of tangerine in any parts of your home?