Tantalize in Tangerine Tango, the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year
By Tyrina Neely
Jan 27, 2012 - 12:11:07 PM
Orange is the new black. This cheeky phrase was coined with the slew of
celebrities donning orange prison gear for their bad behavior in recent
years, but it’s even more relevant now that Pantone, the authority on
color, selected tangerine tango as the color of the year for 2012.
year 2011 saw a bright pink hue dubbed honeysuckle as the color of the
year and 2012 builds on the selection of cheery colors with this vibrant
reddish orange hue. A welcome burst of colour when compared to the
subdued neutral hues that dominated fall.
According to Leatrice
Eisman, executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, tangerine
tango is dramatic and seductive while remaining sophisticated.
“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.”
This bold hue works just as
well when paired with other bold colors such as seafoam green and cobalt
blue as it does with muted pseudo neutrals such as olive green and
How To Wear It
At the Office
corporate culture demands a conservative look, adding the tiniest style
elements can make all the difference between looking stiff and drab and
office-appropriate and stylish. A square, tangerine silk scarf neatly
layered under a suit jacket or over a structured a-line dress will add a
bold color near the face, beautifully playing up warm complexions and
drawing the eye to the face.
Lazy Spring Day
There are few
things as darling as a feminine dress in a cheery hue. For a casual day
of lunching or running light errands slip on a flirty day dress in bold
tangerine tango. Pair your ultra-feminine dress with espadrilles or
embellished flats for a look that welcomes spring.
Night On the Town
bold hue is an easy and clever way to draw the eye to parts of the body
you want to highlight. Great legs? A chic mini-skirt in tangerine tango
is a surefire way to draw attention to your stellar gams. Long neck and
great collarbone? A sleek one shoulder blouse in tangerine tango will
draw attention to these areas.
Take a walk on the wild side with
tangerine tango. It’s complimentary on most warm complexions and will
surely add some cheer to your wardrobe throughout the year.
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