Tangerine Tango Is Pantone’s Top Color For 2012!

A hue that "emanates heat and energy," Tangerine Tango was picked yesterday by the Pantone Color Institute as the top color for 2012. The reddish-orange shade is already a super-popular accent color, favored by designers, and such an optimistic, juicy shade that feels both girly and tomboyish at the same time. Pair it with super-saturated colors (hot pink and Yves Klein blue!) for a color-blocked look, or layer it under neutrals for an understated but impactful pop. It's not just a fashion thing, though — Sephora's already hopped on the tangerine train with an exclusive Pantone color collaboration to debut in March (imagine the hue on your lips or nails — cool, right?). (Pantone)

Oasis Stripe Jumper, $84, available at Oasis; Proenza Schouler Tangerine Bag, $1,595, available at Opening Ceremony.


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