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Tangerine Tango is the color of 2012 fashion. Get your fashionable accesories ready for Spring!

Updated on February 15, 2012

Celebrities rocking tangerine-colored dresses

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Cheryl ColeJamie Lynn SpearsJennifer AnistonMadeline ZimaMalin AkermanAshley OlsonBeyonceAbigail Breslin Gwyneth Paltrow
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole
Jamie Lynn Spears
Jamie Lynn Spears
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston
Madeline Zima
Madeline Zima
Malin Akerman
Malin Akerman
Ashley Olson
Ashley Olson
Abigail Breslin
Abigail Breslin
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

As many fashionable people have heard by now, Tangerine Tango is the hot new color for Spring 2012. This "reddish orange" hue is a long awaited change from more muted and dull colors, according to Pantone Color Institute. Pantone Color Institute creates color standards for the fashion, beauty and home industries for the last 48 years. Most designers and fashion-minded consumers listen to Pantone's seasonal colors suggestions.

"There's the element of encouragement with orange, it's building on the ideas of courage and action, that we want to move on to better things. I think it would be a disservice to go with a relaxed, soothing color now," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Pantone's annual and seasonal forecasts for each year's dominant colors take into consideration not only what shoppers might want, but also their needs and current moods.

Big names fashion designers embraced the idea of Tangerine Tango with their Spring collections. Tommy Hilfiger, Nanette Lepore, Elie Tahari and Adrienne Vittadini - all have included Tangerine Tango in their Spring Collections for 2012. This traditionally more of a fall color, but it could be popular all year around in 2012. According to many experts predictions, Tangerine Tango will be popping out again in Fall 2012 designer collections.

But wearing a bright orange dress might be not for everyone. Tangerine Tango, while softer and warmer than red, still is a loud, attention-getting color. It could be overwhelming if worn incorrectly. You could ended up looking like a road traffic cone with this color. (Check out pictures of celebrities in this hub for some examples of good and bad Tangerine Tango outfits.)

Most of us, non-celebrities, would like to be fashionable, but not to look as we are screaming out for attention.

Shoes, bags, bracelets and hair pieces of Tangerine Tango color could provide a perfect solution. With these accessories, a woman could show her fashionable side with a splash of color.

Why listen to Pantone's suggestions?

Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color and has been since 1963.

Pantone offers products, services and leading technology for the colorful exploration and expression of fashion creativity. It all started with Lawrence Herbert, Pantone's founder and creator of the original system. He recognized that different people identify the same color by different words and descriptions and saw a need for a better, common system. By creating this sytem he hoped to have better communication among people who's job depended on just the right color or shade.

Lawrence Herbert created Pantone Matching System, a book of standardized color in fan format. Since its original creation, Pantone's system has expanded its color matching system to many other industries not included in the first draft.

In the modern fashion world, many artists, designers, designers, architects and fashion-minded consumers use this system as a guide for their creations' color.

Pantone Fashion Color Report 2012

Pantone Color Institute
Pantone Color Institute


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      Christine 4 years ago

      I LOVE THIS! Pantone colors are all so fabulous and Tangerine Tango is a prime example! We love it so much that we made it our color of the week and put together a fabulous outfit on our blog to show how to dress wearing Pantone's Tangerine Tango using a complementary color palette. You can take a look at it here and tell us what you think! xoxo, WearToStandOut


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