Tangerine tango - 2012's colour of the year!

Electric tangerine has slowly been manifesting its colour in fashion, cosmetics and interior spaces. Now finally, Pantone has revealed Tangerine Tango as their 2012 Colour of the Year! And here at Ruby & the Swallow, we couldn’t be more excited because, as you can see, tangerine is part of our blog’s colour palette!
Bright colours are going to be big in 2012, not only in fashion, but in weddings too. Combining intense orange with soft pastels is set to be a huge trend for 2012, already being seen on the runways.
We’re already trying to find ways to incorporate this colour into our wardrobes and homes, what about you? Tangerine adds a vivacious flair to nails, lips and cheeks, and adds a dynamic burst of colour when paired with muted-down and pastel fashion items. Use a bright orange bag, or tangerine pumps to spruce up your wardrobe. Spice up any room in your house with bright orange pillows or accessories for an exciting pop of colour, or even energise a room with a tangerine accent wall.
“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,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. Pantone chose this tangerine hue to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forwards. Orange screams vitality and strength. What a brilliant colour palette for 2012 – don’t we all want an energy boost and strength for the future?

Picture credits:
Top: BE & D handbag & La Mer watch via Allie McAllister // flowers // Pantone Colour of the Year 2012 // 
tangerine chair // orange heels with black detail Middle: Tangerine Spring Collection '12 // Orange fashion Bottom: Tangerine duvet // Orange detailed wedding cake via Lacrecia Erwin // Orange print skirt // Orange pumps // Flower earrings via Chapel of the Flowers

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