Every year Pantone chooses a color of the year. Here is how they describe their process for selection:
"The color of the year selection is a very thoughtful process. To arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention. For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design."
Color Of The Year 2012: Pantone 17-1463 Tangerine Tango
Pantone calls Tangerine Tango “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it. 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.”
"Energize interior spaces with Tangerine Tango patterned home accessories. Pillows, bedspreads and tabletop accessories in this high-impact hue add spice to any room. Or incorporate Tangerine Tango appliances and personal electronics for an unexpected pop of color. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Tangerine Tango for a dynamic burst of energy in the kitchen,
entryway or hallway."
Tangerine accents in the home office...
Tangerine accents in the bedroom...
This custom headboard is gorgeous in the orange trellis fabric. I love the nickle nailhead accents.
An easy way to incorporate tangerine into your home is by using paint. I love the look of this bold color for the dining room and kitchen. Tangerine looks wonderful with rich wood textures and gold and copper accents. This amazing light fixture definately makes a statement in this tangerine room.
What a beautiful and simple way to display plates in the dining room. I love it!
Tangerine is an invigortaing color and is great for the kitchen. Accent pieces are easy to change up making it affordable if and when you tire of this bright hue.
Paris based architects Jacob + McFarlane quite literally designed an office building in Lyon, France in all Tangerine. Although the color is not typical for an office building I find it playful, creative and a beautiful place to work! See full story and images at Daily Tonic.
Sources for Tangerine furniture and interior accessories:
What do you think of the color? Love it or leave it? I would love to hear all of your comments.