Color of the Year – Tangerine Tango
Pantone has announced “Tangerine Tango” as the official color of the year 2012. Anyone who has been following the SS12 trends on the ramps has probably already noted this bright trend. This is what Pantone says about the latest ‘it’ color:
“The 2011 color of the year, PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle, encouraged us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward. “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “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.”
Tangerine is an orange-colored citrus fruit closely related to the Mandarin Orange. The taste is often less sour than that of an orange. However, these facts don’t matter as it is definitely the juiciest color to be seen in the coming months!
One fact cannot be denied – “tangerine” is definitely a “young” color and adds a lift and certain perkiness when introduced into an outfit. So, choose this on days that you are raring to go :-).
Now, looking at the swatch above, you can guess that this is not a color for the weak-hearted. In case, you are wondering if it’ll suit you, know this – Tangerine is supposed to be best for tanned or bronzed skin; hence, it should work with most Indian skin tones, Yay!!!
In order to tone down the natural vibrancy of the color, you can pair it with neutrals.
For a day/casual look – white, off white, beige.
For an evening/formal look – black, navy blue.
For a nice contrast to break the monotone, you can go with turquoise or hot pink.
Gold beautifully complements tangerine and is great for jewelry options.
How To Wear Tangerine?
You can go for a single toned dress, or a dress with prints, as long as you change the color of the accessories.
Check out the neutral footwear on these ladies:
Look at the contrasting belts on these:
Here’s the most stylish Friend flaunting the look:
Another option is to keep one item of clothing neutral, one tangerine and go for a pop with turquoise or hot pink accessories. One really chic way to wear this would be a nice tangerine blouse with blue jeans and hot pink shoes or bag.
Tangerine also works in Indian wear. Check out Anushka’s pretty ombre kurta here:
Wondering if it’ll work with sarees? Of course, check out these sexy ladies if you have any doubt:
If you’re still wary of actually “wearing” tangerine, you can go ahead and use it in accessories. Bags are a safe bet and comparatively easy to carry off, in terms of color. Check out these Marc Jacobs beauties:
Again, check the color combos while pairing your accessories; you don’t want to look like you moonlight at the circus!!
Still scared of wearing tangerine?? Well, you can always try tangerine lingerie, after all being a girl has its perks (pun intended)!!! ;-P
Tangerine on My Face:
Tangerine makeup can be a little trickier, though nail paints are relatively safe. You can try to work a tangerine mouth, keeping the rest of your face drama-free. Look at Kim Kardashian here rocking tangerine lips with gold tones every where else:
The lioness-hearted among you can go ahead and try tangerine eyeshadow, tangerine blush and so on!!
Tangerine in My Home:
This is an area where you have to tread very carefully; you don’t want to end up with a headache! Try a single focus piece like a chair, or use it in accents around the room, like a headboard or cushions.
Now, you are all set to include this lovely color in your hearts and home!!! Try it out and see the positivity and energy radiate from the color into your personality!!
Image Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.
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30 thoughts on “Color of the Year – Tangerine Tango”
gorgeous color if it can be used right..perhaps start small like blush, bags or lipstck and then move onto bigger things like clothes, home decor etc..:)
Aru… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: howz the day going on?
Exactly, Aru!! If you haven’t really tried this color before, it’s definitely a lot safer to start with accents and then see how much your comfort level with it develops.
very nice article..thanku.. :thanks:
You’re welcome, Preetha 🙂
Wow :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: ….I love this color…. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: such a leo color if I may say so 😛 :toothygrin: :toothygrin: ….and the bag in the pic seems to be same as Rati has…no? Nice article fab 😉
Thanks, TA!! Yes, now that you mention it, it does have the kind of fiery aura you associate with leos :haanji:
Is’nt it sruti hassan (d/o kamal hassan) in th saree?
Yup. Sure is her 🙂
I was soo craving to use my new Faces Orange lipcolor.. Now is the chance !! Yay !!
I would have never known if it weren’t for Rati, Fabida & great IMBB members, that we have color of the year too ! 😛 Excuse my ignorance.
Thanks a ton for sharing Fabida.
Prati, I was ignorant till last year too!! Not just this, but a lot of other beauty-related stuff. :makeup: Not any more, not when I have IMBBians to guide me towards beauty-light!! :jaiho:
wowhh :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: good one fabida :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Thanks, Nupur!! :thanks:
It’s orange orange and orange for me totally!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: I love the color. Great post Fab! :))
Thanks!! Would love to see you style this in a special Lookbook Tangerine edition!! 😉
I love this colourrrr…its so gorgeous :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
i am wearing the nose pin also in the tangerine shade. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:
plz suggest nice lipstick or a lip gloss in this colour, so pretty :woot: :woot:
I think the MAC Morange would be a good lipstick to celebrate the Tangerine Tango year!
Fab, very nice article…..love love love Jen Aniston …. her style is simple yet classing and wear-able.
Thanks, Akhila. Yup, I love Rachel..um..Jen too 😉 She always manages to look great, age or personal troubles notwithstanding.
Tangerine is actually one of my favourite colours. :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: Bright,fun,and bubbly! :shying: :shying:
I’m seriously going to get some tangerine coloured things soon. :pompom: :pompom:
nice article..got an tangerine saree frm ma few days bck :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Wow, that must look super hot!! Do an Outfit post with it 🙂
such a pretty lively color naa 🙂
I saw yesterday only on TV about this color-of-the season types
grt article 😀
im so buying a top in this color ..it rocks !!!
Nikita :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: its a beautiful color :yahoo: :yahoo:
yep jomol going shopping 2day will definetly buy buy buy..gr8 that i saw this post !!! thanks Fabida
Nice article, Fabida! 🙂
I have tangerine nail paint and a tangerine and black dupatta as well! :love: