Spring 2012 Color Trends - Tangerine Tango

Tangerine Dream

Provocative Tangerine Tango, an enticing juicy orange, is a vivacious and appealing refresher to enliven anyone’s outlook this spring.

The Inspiration

Modern art such as Guyton Walker paintings, as well as world travel and primitive cultures.

The Prominent Colors

Hot colors combined with hot colors and cool with cool: Hibiscus with Sunburn and Cobalt with Menthol.

The Signature Color

Menthol, an old industrial color that reinvented itself as new and modern.

Spring 2012 Color Trends by Pantone - Tangerine Tango by Designer Adrienne Vittadini

“Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute

“Tangerine. It’s totally underused and can be so gorgeous with white or cream. Yellow makes me wanna punch an angel.”  HGTV Blog

Orange has become the “IT” color on fashion runways, automobile interiors, and now home décor. Muted tones of orange, rust, and tangerine are in every magazine that you can get your hands on. Freshome

We wanted a surprise for the sitting room on the top floor of an otherwise traditional brownstone, so we painted the walls bright tangerine, with white trim and two-inch-thick white Corian floating shelves. HouseBeautiful

The tangerine dining room decorator Steven Gambrel put together for John Rolfes’s Hamptons cottage looks sun-splashed even in stormy weather.  Elle Decor

Time Magazine has a great design issue out right now – the Style and Design Summer 2008 issue. They have an entire page on tangerine. Color Buzz

 Accent colors, such as other citrus hues and rich natural browns, were drawn from the painting. myhomeideas