Tangerine Tango is the 2012 color of the year (www.pantone.com), a spirited reddish orange, guaranteed to bring fresh new energy to a drab living space.

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “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.”

Don’t be frightened by its boldness! Bring Tangerine Tango into your home through fabric or smaller accent pieces. Pillows, throw blankets and tabletop décor using this high-impact color will surely brighten any room!

For those of you who are a little more courageous, paint a wall in Tangerine Tango for a dynamic burst of energy in the kitchen, entryway or hallway.

This bold color works great with many different color schemes:



Combine with taupe and warm gray to spice up your neutrals. Choose a warmer from our Silhouette Collection as a great contemporary addition to this color palette. Give it a rustic twist with Cemental or a Victorian look with Boleyn.

Pair with purple or blue for a room filled with modern energy. Make your room an artist’s canvas; flood it with white and add bold accents of blue, orange, yellow and green. Consider gaining inspiration from Guyton/Walker paintings. Try our Contenta, Casbah or Fizz warmers for the perfect accent.

Create a warm, natural look when mixing the bold tangerine with green accents, warm white and dark browns. This color combination works great if you enjoy filling your space with plants and natural textures. Add to the garden theme with Fossil Fern or Daphne. Give the room a Japanese Garden theme with Bamboo Tali.


Enjoy the upcoming spring season by adding Tangerine Tango to your home! We’d love to see photos of your spring decorating ideas with Scentsy! Please share them in the comments section of this post!