December 31, 2011

2012 Colour Trend: TANGERINE TANGO!

I think I've become addicted to blogging about Pantone, it was inevitable! In 2010 we swooned over turquoise, in 2011 honeysuckle pink brought us back to life and now 2012 is like a shot of fire to the senses, pushing the limits, and then some!

Similar to last year's honeysuckle pink (pink, with a deep reddish tone), the 'Tangerine Tango' 17-1463 also has a lot of depth to it's colour tone, being more of a 'blood orange' than just your average block colour. There is a seduction and sophistication about this colour with a lot of drama, flair and obviously a spanish accent at times (see the Louboutin heels, Spring 2012 in the bottom right of my 'mood board').  With a romantic reminiscence of a sunset, Tangerine Tango is the love child of a vivacious, adrenaline pumping red and a friendly, warm yellow.

Orange tones have been growing in popularity over the years especially in
  fashion & accessories for the runway and in retail, men and women's. It is predicted this colour will last all year to "fall" in the US (as an autumnal favourite). In Australia, I'm already seeing it in shops & boutiques, it's going to go off in Summer, especially paired with bronzed skin and the beach.

Tangerine Tango is a sure-fire winner in cosmetics because of it's versatile nature to be exotic & non-intimidating unlike a fiery red. It will without a doubt "go off" (for make up) for cheeks, lips and nails and even eyeshadow! (I've already fallen for the lipstick and nail polish). Being a complimentary (opposite) colour to blue & green eyes it will flatter and make your eye colour pop, but if you're like me & have brown eyes, don't be disheartened; Tangerine Tango brings out an amber tone to brown eyes.

Interior decoration will also be energized with Tangerine Tango in homewares, wall paper, pillows, bedspreads, tabletop accessories and appliances/gadgets, adding spice to any room. This is definitely the year to have a pop of colour in your house as a feature wall, especially for your kitchen, hallway or entrance. I'd love it in my living room personally!

I hope you have a lovely 2012 as I write this on NYE and wish you a year filled with spirit, vitality, and everything Tangerine Tango embodies! I now have to go and buy some coveted nail polish and lippy. X

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