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Orange Crush

 You have probably heard by now that Tangerine Tango was chosen as PANTONE's Color of the Year for 2012. The deep red-orange color is intended to give us all a big energy boost; a refresh and a recharge. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Institute tells us more about the choice for 2012:

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.

We agree with Apartment Therapy in saying that Red-Oranges work easily with white and warm neutrals, such as creams and gray-browns and can look fantastic with other strong colors - it's great in combination with pale blue, other "true" oranges (think pumpkin) and also army green.

What do you think of the choice? Are you ready to try the "tangerine tango"? Let us know...

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