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Pantone Colour of the Year 2012: Tangerine Tango

Orange coloured wallpaper and interior ideas

Pantone Tangerine Tango

Each year, the Pantone Color Institute reveal their colour of the year and for 2012 they’ve declared it to be the vibrant hue of Tangerine Tango (17-1463).

After being somewhat uninspired by last year’s colour choice (Honeysuckle, Pantone 18-2120), the cheery reddish orange shade of Tangerine Tango is definitely more uplifting and inspiring.

As a colour, orange is regarded as being energising, so using dashes of orange within your interiors may both liven up the look of a room and uplift your spirits.

Keen to get orange into your home? Here are some ideas for using Tangerine Tango and orange in your home!

Designer pendant lamp

Tom Dixon orange light

This Fluoro orange pendant light by Tom Dixon is brightly coloured and will light up a room with colour.

Designer furniture for your home
Tangerine x-bench

This bench stool by designer Jonathan Adler, the x-bench in vice tangerine, is fully upholstered with a comfortable cushion. It’s a great way of adding a bold and zesty tangerine into a room.

Bargain lampshade

Silk lampshade

This sunset orange silk drum lampshade uses gradual shades of orange to great effect. It’s currently in the sale at Heal’s.

Designer wallpaper home ideasPet Sounds orange wallpaper

If you fancy some tangerine on your wall, this funky Pet Sounds wallpaper from Mini Moderns is in an uplifting shade of harvest orange. It’s £40 per roll

Snowdon Flood designer ceramics
Snowden Flood orange mug

Or to brighten up your morning cup of tea, how about this Snowden Flood Battersea mug in sunny orange?

Pantone designer orange chair

Pantone orange chair

If the deep hues of the Tangerine Tango are too vibrant for you, then you could always opt for the softer shade of the Pantone Orange 165.

This Pantone chair by Seletti is made from aluminium and is a useful and affordable chair for your home.

The orange Pantone folding chair is £45 from Dotmaison.

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