2012 pantone color of the year | tangerine tango

color authority pantone, named tangerine tango, an energetic shade of red orange, the color of the year for 2012.  pantone, a division of x-rite, provides professional color standards for the design industries.

tangerines

photo by the guardian

tangerine tango | pantone color 17-1463 TCX

photo by pantone

you could consider tangerine either a classic, or a trendy color.

classic

orange birkin handbag | hermes

photo credit habitually chic

trendy

orange patent vamp sandal | jimmy choo

photo credit nordstrom

for interior design, i like color that whispers, instead of shouts.

in either expected…

pillows

living room | fifth avenue residence | new york, NY | interior design by shelton, mindel & associates

photo credit architectural digest

art

breakfast room | private residence | kansas city, KS | interior design by sally sirkin lewis

photo credit architectural digest

…or, surprising accents.

draperies

jdg studio | jeffers design group | san francisco, CA

photo credit drew altizar

shelves

lounge | private residence | atherton, CA | interior design by steven volpe design

photo credit architectural digest

furniture

hall | lower fifth avenue residence | new york, NY | interior design by steven gambrel

custom bar by paul benson

photo credit s r gambrel

furniture

dining area | loft | san francisco, CA | interior design by ken fulk

reverse painted glass tabletop by paige glass

photo by philip harvey

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