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Tangerine Tango: Decorate With Pantone's 2012 Color of the Year

By: Liz Gray
January 12, 2015
It's easy to see why color forecaster Pantone named Tangerine Tango its 2012 color of the year: This hot red-orange hue instantly recharges a room. Here's how to use it all year long.
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Go Bold

How do you get this look-at-me color to stand out even more? Try swapping the usual brown hues of animal print for bright Tangerine Tango, like designer Lauren Guarcello of Porter Design Company did here. Brown and white floral wallpaper featuring a similarly scaled pattern balances the bright accent pieces against the neutral sofa.

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Get the Sophisticated Look

Charcoal and red-orange is a color combination often found in modern interiors; however, it works just as well in transitional and traditional spaces. Here, designer Brian Patrick Flynn uses charcoal drapery and bedding as a backdrop for tangerine, red and white accent pieces.

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Try Red and Green Year Round

Traditional shades of red and green scream "Christmas," but this kitchen's modern twist on the color wheel opposites tangerine and emerald green gives the combination year-round life. Design by Jaymes Richardson

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Go Monochromatic

This eye-catching room layers tangerine upon tangerine. Designer Caitlyn Wilson paired floral wallpaper in a creamy orange hue with red-orange and blue pillows. Not ready to scream your love for orange from the rooftops? Make a quieter statement with a pillow or two.

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