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Feb 6, 2012

2012 Pantone colour of the year: Tangerine Tango

By: Lauren McPhillips

2012 Pantone colour of the year: Tangerine Tango Author: Style At Home

Colour
Feb 6, 2012

2012 Pantone colour of the year: Tangerine Tango

By: Lauren McPhillips
Goodbye coral, hello orange! The colour trend experts at Pantone have bumped out Honeysuckle, 2011’s colour of the year, and made way for this year’s hottest hue – vibrant Tangerine Tango.

Definitely a showstopper, Tangerine Tango is an outspoken orangey-red that commands attention. Not sure how to use it in your space? Try introducing one of these 10 products into your home to give it a sassy pop of colour.
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Fiery flatware
Jazz up your casual lunch tabletop with this bright set of fabulous flatware. This small pop of colour is an easy way to bring the trend into your home without committing to a full makeover. West Elm, $36 (set of 20 pieces).

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Sit in style
Transform your living space with a modern new armchair in 2012’s hottest hue. With clean, tapered lines, the Parlour Amotic Orange chair is simple in construction, making it the ideal shape for such a bold colour. CB2, $799.

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Bright bedding
White sheets are classic, but why not add a little flavour to your bedding? This duvet cover features a modern graphic print in a feisty shade of tangerine – perfect for adding a bit of colour to a neutral bedroom. Z Gallerie, $150.

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Fiesty floorcovering
Do a little tangerine tango across your floor with this chic hand-hooked wool rug.  Featuring a damask print with a Greek key edge, this 34” x 47” rug is perfect for placing at the front door or as a throw in the kitchen. Horchow, $145.

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Serve up style
Want to make your next party pop? Serve up nibblies atop white porcelain on this sleek lacquered tray – the bright orange will stand out against the pale dishware. West Elm, $31.

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Pretty patterned pouf
If purchasing a new chair in this trendy new hue seems like an expensive investment, try starting with a floor pouf instead. This cool pattern printed ottoman can be used as an occasional chair or to throw your feet up on at the end of the day. Anitascasa on Etsy, $75.

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Trendy tangerine cushions
You’ve heard it before – one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to introduce a trend into your space is with throw cushions. Toss one of these tangerine linen pillows on your sofa for an instant update. Modernthread on Etsy, $80 US.

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Bright and bold design book
Always ahead of the curve, Grace Bonney of the fab design blog Design Sponge had her first book published in this trendy tangerine shade. Give your coffee table a boost by displaying the book amongst other tchotchkes. Chapters and Indigo Books & Music, $40.

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Perked up walls
As the hub of the home, the kitchen is a great place to show off a trendy new look to guests. Create a feature wall using this vibrant wallpaper with a fun graphic print - this one's called Kitchen Contours. York Wallcoverings, contact store for pricing.

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Hot wall decor
Make a bold statement in your home’s front foyer with a little pop of reddish-orange hung on your wall. This vintage key hook perfectly marries shabby chic with a modern hue and can be easily screwed into the wall for stylish hanging. TheDoorStop on Etsy, $18.

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2012 Pantone colour of the year: Tangerine Tango