Written by Lisa Codianne Fowler
(January 2012) Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year is TANGERINE TANGO! This just released by the Associated Press, “The world doesn’t need more gray, and the blues are covered, too. What consumer products need is a jolt, a shot of energy and boldness, all of which comes from Tangerine Tango, the reddish-orange hue that Pantone announced Wednesday as its top color for 2012.”
Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is already appearing in designer showrooms and high-end homes/ Pyrolave surfaces can be ordered in similar radiant sunset shades, adding impact and exotic flair to any décor. From residential and commercial kitchens to bathrooms, tabletops, swimming pools, fireplace facades and outdoor living spaces, the glazed lava stone surfaces are perfectly at home in contemporary or traditional settings. pyrolave.com
Victoria + Albert’s freestanding tubs, while regal in white, take on a custom look when painted in this daring color. The tubs are made from eco-friendly Englishcast®, which is easy to decorate using either oil or water based paints. vandabaths.com
For a quick Tangerine Tango fix, Atlas Homewares offers its vibrant Indochine series of knobs and pulls. Inexpensive and easy to install, they add instant, high-voltage style. atlashomewares.com
Other simple ways to energize your space are with Tangerine Tango pillows, bedspreads and tabletop accessories. 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.
Ready for an adrenaline rush? Get creative with Pantone’s pick of the year!