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Awesome tangerine colored dress shoes for 2012 spring and summer. Add a splash of fashionable color to your wardrobe!

Updated on February 15, 2012

Get into spring with a bright splash of citrus color! Tangerine tango, a hue between orange and red, is the most fashionable choice of color for Spring 2012, according to Pantone Color Institute. Pantone Color Institute is the world-renowned authority on color in fashion. Designers and fashionistas take suggestions of Pantone in consideration when creating their original fashion styles.

Tangerine tango gifts the colorful energy boost after grey winter. The color of radiant sunrise or sunset, and citrus fruit, tangerine tango is full of life and vigor. Energy is just bursting out from this great color. At the same time, because this color is not simply orange or common red, it also has warmth and relaxed feel to it. At the same time, no one could call this color dull. It creates high-visibility fashion statement that radiates energy and life.

Fashion designers who used Tangerine Tango in their 2012 collections include such big names as Tommy Hilfiger, Nanette Lepore, Elie Tahari and Adrienne Vittadini.

"Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” wrote Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. On Pantone's website, color choice for Spring 2012, Tangerine Tango, is described as "reddish orange."

A marriage of traditional sexy color red and a more playful color orange is a long coming event. Over the past several years, designers warmed up to orange. They have introduced their creations to the consumers, who, in turn, responded very positively. Many designers, aware of color red being a color of sex, strong love and aggression, wanted to find a similar color with slightly a lighter side. The color introduced this year, Tangerine Tango, seems to do a perfect job at being sexy, but not too sexy; lovely, but not pushy; attention-getting, but not overly aggressive.

Tangerine Tango is expected to be popular in both, adult women's and men's fashion for spring 2012, according to Pantone Fashion color Report Spring 2012. Traditionally, orange might be considered a more fall/autumn color. With Tangerine Tango so popular in Spring of 2012, many experts expect it to carry into this year's fall fashion.

Some designers and make-up makers ventured into creating Tangerine Tango cosmetics, as well. This color could add a sultry flair to lips, face or nails. However, probably the most beautiful choice for make-up is Tangerine Tango eye shadow, which brings out and accents brown or green eyes.

Why choose Tangerine shoes?

When such bright colors as Tangerine Tango become popular, wearing them could become a little tricky. On one hand, consumers want to use the fashionable color of the season, on the other hand, too much of it could quickly become a fashion flop. A bright Tangerine Tango dress could be beautiful for a specific event. However, for most days, too much of bright orange and red color could be just too flashy and loud.

Tangerine Tango shoes provide a perfect solution to this fashion problem. While showing a playful and colorful side of its owners, they do not desperately scream out for attention. Just a splash of color provides a feel of sophistication and class.

Shoes are also more versatile and could be used with more outfits. Blue, purple, beige, black and many other colors go well with Tangerine Tango. (Check out Pantone's detailed chart of fashionable colors for Spring 2012 in this hub.)

Pantone Fashion color report


A little more about Pantone

Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color. Designers, fashionistas and regular folks who want to feel fashionable, have been inspired by Pantone's suggestions for nearly 48 years. Pantone offers products, services and leading technology for the colorful exploration and expression of fashion creativity.

Pantone's founder, Lawrence Herbert, created a collaborative system of color in 1963. This innovative system that identifies, matches, combines and explains colors, resulting in the most accurate color match. Lawrence Herbert understood that colors and hues are understood and interpreted differently by different people, so he wanted to see a unified system. This system, he hoped, could be a tool for a better communication between the individuals working on a project. He created Pantone Matching System, a book of standardized color in fan format. Since 1963, Pantone has expanded its color matching system to many other industries.

Today, many graphic and digital artists, fashion designers, home designers, architectors and artists use this system as a guide for their creations.

The Pantone Name is now a worldwide authority on color and fashion.


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