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{Color Palettes} Like Bright? How to Use Tangerine Tango in 2012!

As promised in last week’s Color Palettes, here is the Pantone color of the year, Tangerine Tango… especially for those that love their cottages with color!  In another part of my life I actually was a huge orange lover and had an entire Tuscan media room which had beautiful orange walls.  I’ve gotten out of that phase so wasn’t entirely eager to write today’s post.  Funny thing is, by the time I had researched photographs for the article I had changed my tone a bit.

Tangerine Tango seems to be mainly used in modern interiors…or so I thought. I found that it can be combined with many other colors, styles and textures to create very cozy spaces.  The color combined with turquoise is bold, when accented with wicker is charming, can be toned down with neutrals and used with white is very modern or not (check out the last photo of the chest).


Source: snapretail.com via Marie of Sally Lee by the Sea on Pinterest


“For over 18 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends.” – Leatrice Eiseman Pantone Color Institute / Nanette Lepore New York Fashion Week


Woodside Residence contemporary living room

contemporary living room design by san francisco interior designer Fiorella Design

Knack Studios eclectic living room

eclectic living room design

Study contemporary home office

contemporary home office design by atlanta interior designer Cristi Holcombe

palm springs dining room modern dining room

modern dining room design by los angeles interior designer maison21

Lorraine Vale traditional dining room

traditional dining room design by charleston interior designer LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID

color combos - orange

other design

Guest Bedroom eclectic bedroom

Here are some coastal decor accents so that you can get the look too….


Are you on the bandwagon for Tangerine Tango or do you love the simplicity of neutrals?

More color palette inspiration in the coming weeks…


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7 thoughts on “{Color Palettes} Like Bright? How to Use Tangerine Tango in 2012!

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  4. michele in texas

    The incredible tangerine orange combined with blues are so lively and fresh! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jane

    I have been using oranges for years…pillows, fabrics, in my paintings…and all over my kitchen. I have 2 sets of orange dishes…one is a coral shade, the other is tangerine. And I am in the process of painting a table with ASCP Barcelona Orange….I LOVE colors!!!

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