Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tangerine Tango - Pantone's Color of the Year

According to the Pantone website, this year's color of the year is, “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.”

Orange is one of my favorite colors and brings a splash of warmth and sunshine to any outfit or space, all year long. Tangerine Tango is a versatile color that is vibrant and bright for spring, but will easily transition to a fall wardrobe later this year.   This year, it's not about the Little Black Dress, or even the Little White Dress.  Let's try the Little Orange Dress on for size! 

Here are my top picks in Tangerine Tango for women. 
tangerine tango fashion

Let's not forget about the mini-fashionistas. Here are some wonderful selections just for the minnies.

tangerine tango

Bring some heat and energy to your home with the addition of Tangerine Tango home accessories and electronics.  Pillows, linens, kitchen appliances, and A pop of color is a fantastic way to give a fresh new look to any space.  These are my top picks for the home in a variety of price points.

tangerine tango home

Orange and pink is one of my favorite color combinations. On a funny note, I always said that I would love to have a store named Mango Tango. It's close to Tangerine Tango, don't you think?

What are your favorite color combinations with orange?


If you're interested in previous selections for Pantone's Color of the Year, you may want to read about these fantastic colors.

- Lilly Pulitzer style maven Jane Schoenborn talks about Honeysuckle.
- See how turquoise is a refreshing, calming color.


  1. Love the tangerine stuff for the little girls - such a cute color!

    xx Emily @

  2. My favorite colors with orange are navy and light turquoise.

  3. Love the tangerine tango! I don't like wearing many orange things in the winter, but I think they look fabulous with a little bit of a tan in the summer. XO

  4. I love orange & navy but my favorite combo is also orange and pink. My bridesmaids wore burnt orange dresses-it was a beautiful color scheme for a wedding before orange really took off in popularity.

  5. Next to pink, orange is one of my favorite warm weather bright and cheery!

  6. I am loving this trend of adding orange! I just blogged about the trend today! I am thinking of adding it to my living room paired with navy blue. So fresh for Spring/Summer! xoxo

  7. I love orange with pink or turquoise!

  8. Tangerine has always been a favorite of mine. I once bought a bolt of heavy, beautiful and brilliant tangerine satin (think ballgown) without an idea of what I was going to do with it just because it made me happy! Ended up using it hung and pulled back like elegant gathered drapery around an arched autumn-decorated door outside my home ... I remember it was so FABulous looking that people knocked on my door to comment on it ... fun! I too love orange with pink, my favorite combination with it. Thanks so much for leaving me a note on Ooh La Frou Frou, darling. Lots of fun to come! xo

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou

  9. I love tangerine! It's such a pretty overlooked color. The outfits are so pretty.



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