2012 PANTONE Color of the Year is 17-1463 Tangerine Tango

A vibrant color choice for the year that is predicted to bring economic upturn and global recovery, Tangerine Tango is a reddish orange that is destined to uplift spirits and re-energize its surroundings.  Pantone’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman has summarized the true essence of this color by describing it as “sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it, 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.”

17-1463 Tangerine Tango - 2012 Pantone Color of the Year

In modern furniture design, we have already seen intricate examples of how orange revives and differentiates one piece of contemporary furniture from another era and it is a matter of months before we see so much more of orange incorporated into designer furniture from leading European manufacturers.

Tangerine Tango

Check out the Flag dining table by Mauro Lipparini  for Bonaldo that combines orange accents with subdued greys and whites, or the Ray dining table by Studio Kronos for Cattelan Italia featuring bold orange leather upholstered legs that are elegantly offset with simple materials like transparent glass.

Flag dining table by Mauro Lipparini for Bonaldo

Ray dining table by Studio Kronos for Cattelan Italia

Orange is such a dynamic color that its presence in the smallest quantities results in amazing and dramatic interior outcome as is the case with QB 950 platform bed by Ideanova and with Selex Creo platform Bed by Milmueble, both of which utilize orange to highlight structural ingenuity.

QB 950 platform bed by Ideanova

Selex Creo platform bed by Milmueble

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    One Response to “2012 PANTONE Color of the Year is 17-1463 Tangerine Tango”

    1. Julie Silberman says:

      Wow – love, love, love! One of my favorite rooms yet. I just helped my brother pick out a similar piece and it looks amazing. I’m going to re-do a few rooms in my home soon and I’m looking for the perfect chandelier. Any suggestions? I’ve heard Global Views has some interesting pieces, but not really sure that is my look. A friend of mine recently pointed me towards Regina Andrew and I really like some of their chandeliers! Still unsure though.