Tangerine Tango

Tangerine Tango

I just read that Pantone’s 2012 color of the year is Tangerine Tango.  The name itself, while it does evoke a sultry Spanish couple, mashed together in a moving, maraca enhanced embrace, isn’t what I would have chosen.  I would have called it Salmon Boogie, or Apricot Hustle, or maybe Coral Jitterbug.

That peachy shade has always made me happy though, and as I read Pantone’s adjective heavy descriptions, I started to believe that I could make the world a better place, just by bringing a little more Tangerine Tango into my life.

People might associate me with the color and start to think of me as “sophisticated, but at the same time, dramatic and seductive, with a lot of depth.”

Like these shoes.

Or, “a bit exotic, but in a very friendly, non threatening way”

Like Shakespeare in brick.

Pantone goes on to describe their color of the year as “reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, and 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.”

Like Rachel Ray cookware.
I guess I would prefer my reddish oranges to stay in the mystical Sedona cliffs,
and red tile roofs.
What do you think?  


  • Posted January 14, 2012 5:24 am 0Likes
    by Susie Jefferson

    Wow, what a colour! Great, my Le Creuset cookware is bang in fashion again. Gives me an excuse to buy more, lolhttp://twocrazycrafters.blogspot.com/

  • Posted January 14, 2012 10:21 am 0Likes
    by thistlewoodfarm

    Oh! What absolutely beautiful tangerine inspiration. I am so excited that you are joining us for the challenge! Feel free to grab a button and follow along as we all encourage each other to complete our "impossibilities." I know committing to the year of healthy living (and I am right there with you) might get overwhelming sometimes….so feel free to e-mail anytime if you get discouraged!blessings,karianne

  • Posted January 14, 2012 10:37 am 0Likes
    by smalltownme

    Long ago I made a big full skirt for belly dancing…I called it Tangerine Dream (yes, after the zep song) but it was actually a lighter color.

  • Posted January 14, 2012 7:10 pm 0Likes
    by chubskulit

    Gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday. My PINK is here. Please come and see.

  • Posted January 15, 2012 8:28 am 0Likes
    by Leah H.

    Beautiful photos. Thank's for sharing:)Visiting for Pink Saturday! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2012/01/pink-elephant.html

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