Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Will You Do the Tangerine Tango This Year?

Tangerine Tango! It is the Pantone color of the year. This reddish-orange shade is already popping up all over the place. In fact, I’m happily wearing it today!

According to Pantone, Tangerine Tango is "sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive." Executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman continues, "Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy."

That’s one serious color.

Orange has always been a popular wedding color. I have never favored the bright shade in wedding flowers—I prefer rosy pinks and ivory. But I do like to see it used in unlikely places, like the bride’s shoes just below! I think the color is bright, without being obnoxious, (which can sometimes happen with yellow. Yellow can be very loud). And in the winter, it’s a color that makes me feel good. 

{via}  Photo by Maggie Harkov

{via}  Photo by Maggie Harkov

I also like orange in different shades—like peach and coral—and think these colors are so romantic at weddings. I really do melt every time I fee a big fat garden rose in a peachy shade. I think they should start giving those out on The Bachelor.

Ok, enough about what I think of the color. What do you think? Would you consider using it in your wedding? 

1 comment:

  1. I love tangerine for shirts, flowy summer dresses... i even love tangerine drinks. But for my wedding? hmmm i'm not too sure about that one. But i'm more a jewel toned kinda gal anyway, so while it doesn't work for me, it might be beautiful elsewhere! Summer is probably the best time for this color, but I could also see it working with a dark purple or navy bridesmaids dress. Beautiful!!