2012 Pantone Color Trends – 17-1463 Tangerine Tango

2012 Pantone Color Trends – 17-1463 Tangerine Tango

The 2012 Pantone color trends, Tangerine Tango is visually engaging.  The richness of the orange has radiant shadings to form a high visibility hue that emits energy.


Although this dynamic color is not suited to everyone’s tastes, trends introduce a design element and are intended to challenge comfort zones.  Below is a pallet that compliments the tangerine with the neutral effects of gray, warmth of marigold and a crisp white to freshen the mix.

It is not written in stone anywhere that one must use the tangerine tango to its maximum hue to create a statement.  Color applications must reflect your comfort zone, and by using the lighter side of the pantone color scale still demonstrates interest.

By adding color through shades, textures, surfaces and shapes will add personality to any room.  Add, subtract, blend or manipulate color trends to create your own personal style.  Trends are meant to inspire; celebrate and have fun with color.


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