As a Houston based designer and color consultant, keeping up with the latest design trends is part of my duties as a professional designer. Trends will influence what consumers will see in fashion, interiors and other products. On December 8th, Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industry, announced PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango as the 2012 Color of the Year.
This sweet and spicy hue has a lot of depth to it. The red and yellow undertones create a dramatic visual that radiates heat and energy. This vibrant color will be the inspiration for many home owner and retailers wanting to add that “WOW” factor to their interior.
If you seek an economical way to add spice to your interior, paint an accent wall in Tangerine Tango for a dynamic burst of color. There’s a number of ways to incorporate this high-impact tone to any space.
This bold and sassy color may cause a little fear in some consumers who may not want to fully commit to this bold shade of orange. There are ways to decorate your interior with Tangerine Tango without feeling committed.
You could use:
- Accent pillows
- Area rug
- Accessories (glass bowls, vases, book ends, etc…)
- Metal wall art or framed artwork
- DIY upholstery (dining chair seats, bar stool seats, ottomans, etc…)
- Drapery treatments
- Flowers (natural or silk)
- Paint an accent wall (remember, it’s just paint, you can paint over it if your are completely satisfied)
- Incorporate Tangerine Tango appliances for an unexpected pop of color in the kitchen.
Take a ride on the sweet and spicy side and add a little flava to your space.
About the PANTONE Color of the Year
The color of the year selection is a very thoughtful process. To arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.
For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.
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