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Home with Tangerine Tango

Home with Tangerine Tango

Wife, journalist, ex-Girl Scout, self-proclaimed band geek, Megan adores anything yellow, Thai cuisine and is always on the search for the perfect leopard-print ballet flat. @MrsWndr

With winter fading and the warmth of spring peeking just over the horizon, adding a little color to your home decor is a great way to beat the winter blahs and start looking forward to sunnier weather. And what better color than fresh-squeezed, 2012 Pantone Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango?

The 2012 color choice is the color of bold marigolds, sunsets and delicious citrus fruits.

The orange hue has gained popularity on the runway and off is a great way to bring warmth and vibrance to a room since it compliments many color schemes. It goes well with warm wood interiors, browns and leather while bringing sharp contrast and a splash of color in a room full of cool blues, like coral on the sea bed.

Whether you paint a window frame, a wall or an entire room orange can be a great way to breathe life into an interior space.


To try out the color trend or just bring a little fun in a room, try accessories like frames, art or vases. Orange chairs, tables or area rugs can add a bigger color dose of vitamin C.

Even a bowl of oranges, tangerines or other similar-colored fruit can be a great way to use tangerine as a way to bring a squeeze of color into the kitchen or dining room.

If Chevron is your style and you are the hands-on type, try making floor cushions, pillows, drapes, or even framing with a length of beautiful orange fabric.

Whatever your choice, bring some refreshing energy and vitality into your home with a taste of tangerine!

For more ways to incorporate Pantone’s COY 2012 into your home design or to repin these great ideas check out Megan’s Tangerine Tango board on Pinterest.


Photo credits:  Christopher Peacock Kitchen, Design Me Powder Room, Crate & Barrel Sofa, Z Galleries Coasters, Chevron Fabric


Megan (8 Posts)

Wife, journalist, ex-Girl Scout, self-proclaimed band geek, former student and substitute teacher, Megan tackles being a SAHM and decorating her new home in Sunshine Wonderland. @MrsWndr


  1. This is too creepy… I am wearing a tangerine shirt today. One of my favorite colors.

  2. Love the orange chevron. I think in small doses and mixed with white, you can really make a room pop (like your first picture). It’s definitely a decorating color for the sprint and summer!

  3. I know this post is about Pantone’s Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango, but I can’t get past how much I love that Christopher Peacock kitchen!

  4. LOVE it! I prefer the splashes, and I’m even digging adding it to my wardrobe!

    • Did you see Chanel’s nail lacquer? Color 549 Distraction. They have a couple great “tangerine” colors right now.

  5. I love the accessories idea with vases, frames, etc. It really is such a vibrant and happy color.

  6. I have a dress this color and I LOVE it. This color, paired with turquoise? So glam.

  7. I love this color and turquoise together. I wanted to do my kitchen in that combination but my husband would not go for it. I love it! I’ll have to check out the Chanel nail color too…I would so rock tangerine toes!

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