Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012. Image from Harper's Bazaar.
I love using orange in my designs and wardrobe; so naturally I was excited to see that Pantone's 2012 Color of the Year is Tangerine Tango. What better way to start a new year than incorporating this spirited color into your life? Pantone describes this color as, "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." In these hard economic times, everyone can stand to use this vibrant color as a much-needed energy boost; so below are some fun examples on how to use it in your home and wardrobe:
1) Rothko prints look great in every space. Available through art.com, No. 3, 1967 is available in multiple sizes. $7.99-$27.99. 2) Chic storage boxes aren't only functional, but beautiful as well. Available in 4 sizes through The Container Store. $6.99-$17.99. 3) Take this color with you as you're on-the-go; custom iPhone 4 case from etsy.com. $39.99. 4) Make a statement with this colorful medallion rug, available at zgallerie.com. 5'x8' rug, $599.95. 5) The best way to incorporate a new color into your home is with decorative pillows; this luxe pillow is available at Room & Board, $129. 6) I'd be lying if I said I don't own this necklace, and that it isn't my favorite. Available from Jenni Jewel through etsy.com. $33. 7) Add a punch of color to your wardrobe with this clutch (available in multiple sizes and hues), available through American Apparel. $68. 8) Show 'em who's boss with Essie's nail polish in Tangerine. Available at beauty stores and Target. $7.49. 9) "Tray" chic! Display this gorgeous tray on any surface to organize your things. Available at www.cb2.com. $39.95.
Love this color but afraid to go full-force? Take a hint from Betsy Burnham and use the color in accents.
Paint your front door in tangerine tango to rev-up your curb appeal.
Ready to paint your walls in a bright color? Keep everything else neutral as seen here.
Take a cue from Hermes and use orange boxes for storage.
Paint a frame or piece of furniture for some extra pizzazz.
Again this color works perfectly with neutrals seen here.
Add bright pillows to your bed or sofa for an unexpected pop of color.
This modern color perfectly compliments this modern architecture.